So...my friend Dave and I are nuts. We are leaving in...8 hours (that would be at 5 am) to go to...New York City!!! That in itself might be psychotic enough for some, but noooo we don't stop there. Let me set the stage (hahaha...stage, you'll get that part in a minute, hold tight):
Dave: Hey Niki, want to go see Screwtape Letters in theatre [note: "stage"]
Niki: Sure, that sounds like fun
Dave: Cool, well it's in New York
Niki: Woah, that's even more fun! I've never been to NY. Where in NY?
Dave: I'm not sure, but it should only take about 4 hours to get there
and the conversation continues. Basically I asked how long, he said what he thought, I thought that 4 hours was pretty long for only a couple hours, but heck it's NY and I get to see theatre! So I'm trying to figure out exactly how far it was, when we discover (thanks to Niki for checking the website) that not only is this play in New York, but it's in New York, New York. As in the city, as in a MUCH further drive. We've finally concluded that it may take us up to 10 hours, but we're still willing to go.
Slightly more psychotic? Yes. It gets better.
So in all this, I had asked Dave to purchase another ticket (because originally he only bought one, not knowing yet if I would go)...needless to say, by the time he got an opportunity to purchase one (I'm not blaming him here at all, merely stating a fact-it's been a busy week for him), there were none left. Problem is, he already has his AND he has me psyched for NYC. So now our new plan (being implemented in less than 8 hours now) is to do the following:
5am Leave from Niki's house and drive south
3pm Arrive in NYC and wait in line, in hopes that there is one remaining ticket-at this point we don't care if the seats are together
4:30pm Watch show...or tour NYC (possibly after scalping our one ticket)
7/8pm Leave from NYC and drive north
Sunday am...arrive at church, Dave will produce the morning service; Niki will teller and the day will go on as usual (for Dave that probably means work and for Niki it means a meeting after the service with the congregation, a meeting with the associate pastor regarding a ministry she's helping coordinate and hanging out with her bestest scrapbooking/engaged/game-loving friend in the world, Laura)
Now I've told this to a few people, in case I don't arrive back on Sunday morning, would someone please look for me at the side of a highway in NY? I may have gotten on Dave's nerve and he may have thrown me out. Pray that he doesn't though...because it'll be mighty cold out there.
Bedtime!!!! (oh yeah, and I'm currently babysitting-the joys of babysitting the landlord's baby!)