UPDATE 2: Toga Party Date Watch
ME: I've got good news and I've got bad news.
MC: Oh yeah? What is it?
ME: The good news is I finally figured out where the heck the party is. It's way too far for you, so I'm letting you off the hook. I'd never ask anyone to drive that far. I'm going alone...in the cutest outfit I can find.
MC: Where is the party?
ME: Los Alamitos. I had no idea; that's not what it said on the invitation. It said Rossmoor. I've no idea where Rossmoor is.
MC: Those orgies are secret; they don't tell you where they're being held.
ME: Well, if that's what the party turns out to be, I'll have to tell you all about it...
MC: What's the bad news?
ME: Well, you won't be spending a scintillating evening with me.
MC: (laughs) That's true...
ME: But I'm sure the news makes your week.
MC: Which one?
ME: The bad news...
MC: (interrupts) The bad news?
ME: No, I mean the good news. God, selling myself short there, huh?
MC: (laughs) Yeah...
And then on to work related stuff.
That exchange didn't go exactly as I'd hoped, but.... on the bright side, I'm letting go. Other opportunities will come. And if they don't.... I'll let go of being mad at the universe for doing right by me.
The bad part, DR, is that I will not have pictures of MC & I to post for your enjoyment (and envy). It'll just be me - but I'm willing to share.