So I went out to dinner, and the kiLtchen was closed, as luck would have it. I didn't take it personally. They were simply remodelling.
I ran into a bunch of new folks from Bakersfield at Olive's. They shared jokes, family stories, and themselves with me before they headed off to Universal City Walk.
Quite certain they will have a lovely time together, and hope to see them again.
Their cab was about to arrive, and minutes before they rolled out, we began to discuss football.
One of the Bakersfield guests asked out loud: "Who is your favorite team?"
Bakersfield Guy liked the Raiders.
Me: "I like the Sooners."
[Have I told you all about that yet?]
Our bartender (He's gay. And a warm and lovely person.) replied,
"I like the Packers and the Bears."
One of the classiest, tawdriest, and most layered comments I've heard in a while.
You'll get it on the way home. If not email me and I'll 'slpain it.
[and he fully approved this post]