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Friday the 13th...

..can be lucky. It's all in one's perception.
In the Russian culture, I was told that 13 is a lucky number. (irina, if you're reading this, please chime in on this.)

What the hell am I doing up at this hour that I already know it's Friday the 13th?
Just got back from L.A. and trying to catch up on e-mails, snail mail and of course, "Grey's Anatomy.'

Being in L.A. is always such a surreal time-warp dance for me. Listening to KRTH radio hearing the Stones' "Satisfaction" or the Doors' "Light My Fire and driving down certain streets, I don't know what year it is. Then I drive past other streets or areas and I think I am in Tokyo West with all the buildings, movie screens outside and ads everywhere. Somehow more people have moved there with their cars since my last trip and the traffic was unbelievable. It took me an hour and a half to get from Culver City over Sepulveda Bl. to Studio City. I left at 8:00 a.m for a breakfast appt and…

"I bet those golden tickets make the chocolate taste terrible..."

So sayeth, Charlie Buckets.

Okay, so there was no golden ticket for our beloved Pad respective divisions--as I can't just give up baseball completely. The Padres loss will allow me to begin a slow return to regular life and activities now; and the play-offs will help wean me slowly off what is and has been an especially therapeutic baseball season wrap-up.

Guess a part of me was already in "loss" mode. This afternoon, there was a memorial service held for Andrew Galligan at Midtown CRS. It was a lovely outpouring of love and celebration for this wonderful man and how he touched and enriched all our lives. Andrew was an amazing and courageous man. I was blessed to have known him.

At breakfast today with a dear friend who drove down from L.A., he told me about how he plays in a Fantasy Baseball League. I always thought that a fantasy league was just a head (and heart) trip. I didn't realize that it was a real-life thing that people play and spend (and win) money. H…