first lines from CHAPTER 21 ...

“Life is a shipwreck, but we musn’t forget to 
sing in the lifeboats.
— Voltaire

If you’re going through hell, keep going.
— Winston Churchill

Wait, they don't love you like I love you.
— Yeah Yeah Yeahs”


December 5, 2008

"On my drive back to Pismo after the Laker game, through a descending pyramid of cold temperatures, I realized I didn’t think about Jack at the Laker game.
I didn’t text Jack on my way back to Pismo.
I hadn’t seen Cress in a few weeks. We talked and didn’t text much. Not tying Cress to a flashing red light on my Blackberry made him dreamier, like we were closer than we were. More real."