So much to say. I guess I'll start at the beginning. There's a website, http://www.somethingawful.com/, that, among other things, makes lots of fun of the video game industry. Naturally, we all love it, so when the site's owner posted that he'd be visiting John Wayne Airport to pick up his girlfriend, we jumped at the chance to go meet him. Unfortunately, so did some other people. Awaiting us at the gate was a collection of some of the SCARIEST freaks I've ever laid eyes upon. Try to imagine if Marilyn Manson and the local computer user's group bred. Now imagine Chris Farley and Joe Peschi contributed DNA to the mix. Put a cyst the size of a golf ball on one of their heads. You get the idea. Other stuff: Mr. Ting Lan, another alum of Queens, found himself out on the west coast, so we kicked it old-skool style over lunch. There was a LOT of insight into corporate activity, married life, and the inherent desire to flee from cities passing over that lunch table. Come back and visit anytime, Bobby. Daniel and I visited North Carolina for a number of reasons. More on this later. I went to another wedding. Must be popular this year, despite the Ricky Martin thing. And, yes, they DID play that La Vida Loca song. More on this later, too. Finally, it has come to my attention that I've been spelling "ridiculous" incorrectly all these years. Everyone should anxiously await a full refund on the cost of their subscription to this service. --ryan.