1. The New York City Subway map makes things look close and easy enough to get to. Do not believe it.
2. Mat Parke is not, in fact, the general counsel for a grocery store chain. (yes, I’m stupider than I look!)
3. Really good cheese tastes a *lot* better than pretty good cheese (thanks, Kaimi!)
4. Steve Evans is funny. And his dad played the villain in an old church movie. Somehow that makes him seem even funnier.
5. I can get along just fine (swimmingly, actually) with at least one of the Bell brothers. (which makes me suspect that pre-millenial reconciliation, or at least detente, with the Fowles might even be possible :))
6. It is unwise for me to stay up past 1 a.m., as fatigue puts me in a confessional mood. It’s a good thing we weren’t drinking–heaven knows what scandalous tales I might have told :)
7. Did I mention that Steve Evans is funny? I actually fell on the floor laughing at one point (of course, almost everything is pretty funny by 2:15 in the morning)
8. JWL was the only person who was almost exactly as I’d imagined him, and just as wonderful.
9. Kaimi, whom I had always imagined as a righteous man, careful to bring up his children in truth, has been corrupting his innocents with that great evil of our time–Yankee fandom. Fortunately, his children will still have access to the spirit, which can whisper truth to them in spite of the false traditions of their father.
10. D., besides having very quickly become one of my favorite people on earth, is a FABULOUS host. His place is beautiful, the food was wonderful, and he was so warm and welcoming. He even flew back from Utah a day early to arrange everything perfectly. What a guy!