In any case, the dear soul who I am going to tag as Kawaii for my purposes here has been abruptly parted from one of his two long-term relationships. I spent the better part of my drive from Stockton to Mountain View on the phone with him last night, talking it out. And today, it seems, I will be removing myself from the office way too early, and Sable, he and I will go for a nice walk on the beach. If I had planned this last night when I left the house, I would have been wearing pants, not shorts. :-)
And suddenly I am researching motorcycle courses for no good reason whatsoever. Fear the grasshopper mind.