so i'm out driving around town, running some errands, when i get a call from my friend kirk down in l.a.
'do you know what a 'hail mary' pass is?'
'yeah, i think so; it's where you throw the ball and say a 'hail mary' because it's such a long shot, right?'
'that's the way i understand it. i'm about to throw you a hail mary.' [and, with kirk, this could mean anything is coming next] 'i have two tickets to see they might be giants here next week, and i want to give the other one to someone who would truly appreciate it. what do you say?'
i laughed. 'i just saw them here last week. and besides---'
that's about where i stopped. where do i start?
--l.a. is 800 miles away.
--two full days of driving for one concert?
--i don't have $X00 to spend.
--my mom is coming to visit next week.
but he saw my pause as an entry to plead his case, and soon i was realizing that i could fly, thereby saving time; i had just had an unexpected job come up that would pay for this unexpected pleasure trip; and that my mom was coming on wednesday; she can spend the day with becky and i'll be back on thursday.
and so i'm going to l.a. next week.