I hung out with Jamal and Justin to eat some really good pizza and watch a TON of a Japanese Drama named Hana Yori Dango (Boys Over Flowers). Nine episodes, to be exact. This was also done with the intent of watching Game 7 of the Lakers vs. Suns game. And with the added intent of hanging out with him when he had to baby-sit his nephew, Michael.
Jamal did not want to have to experience that trauma by himself.
Michael was supposed to get dropped off by Jamal’s sister by 5:00. He didn’t get dropped off till almost 8:00. It seemed as though there was no point to having Jamal watch the kid, and Jamal seemed to be hopeful for this point of logic to stick. But to no avail. Ben joined us a little later.
Michael immediately wanted his mom back as soon as she was gone for more than 10 minutes. Unless we entertained him with discussions of girls and cooties, which we tried, but we got more and more tired, and he got more and more awake. It was an exhausting stalemate.
He didn’t fall asleep until 1:30 am.
Jamal’s sister finally came back to pick him up. We stayed up till 3:30 talking. As to where we found the energy to keep talking, I could never tell you.
Topics of Conversation @ Jamal’s: Anti-Wing Man, Zeroed In, staying mighty, Jaw Jut of Doom, the continued bizarre threat of the “Obits,” Just Too Cool, childhood fears, Coke Zero, Manly Man Points, lost money, Nice can’t beat Destiny, etc.