8:00 am Friday: Called in sick to work. Will drive to Carmel with wife for romantic weekend of rescuing young marriage from accidental coma. She'll work half a day, I'll pick her up 12:30 at BART, we'll beat the traffic and drink wine on the placid beach while average guy sits in rush hour muck arguing via cel phone with poorly chosen spouse. Packed clothes, food, erotic tarot deck, detective novels.
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