She and I are not strangers, and for what it's worth, a pirate's banquet is about meeting strange strangers. You'll be right at home with this group, I feel.
The lucky bit of it is that I'll be able to enjoy the festivities as I never could before. But that's in a wholly greedy frame of mind. And if there weren't quarterly glutting parties, I'm certain you'd wither away, yourself. So consider this a blessing.