The talk last night went really well. I felt I gave a good talk, the turnout was great, there were religious people in the audience (one of them told me I was as bad as Osama Bin Laden in the Q&A)…it was just good times.
Also, one of my groomsmen moved to Colorado Springs last year, which I had forgotten about until a few days before the talk. I got to hang out with him (which meant not hanging out with other people, sadly), and it was like magic. As we left the bar after the talk “Summer of ’69” came on the radio. It just felt right.
Anyway, I got this email this morning:
Hey buddy. I’m in a bit of a pickle and am wondering if you might be able to help me out. I’m a truck driver, and my company is usually pretty good about routing me to cities I need to go to for our conventions (that’s why I’m able to make it to so many). I’ve been assured for over a month that it wouldn’t be a problem to route me to Springfield this weekend for Skepticon. Until yesterday, when they told me they don’t have any freight going down that way now. So now I don’t know what to do. Do you know anyone going through Cincinnati late Thursday or early Friday? If so, I’d be thrilled to throw in gas money and driving time. I also still have an extra bed in my room if that can be of use to anyone. If so PLEASE let me know, I’m running out of options here. Anyone you know who can help can reach me at ####### or 513-###-####. Thanks buddy, I hope to see you there. Love and hugs!!
It was sent by Adam Collins, whom I’ve met at numerous conventions. He’s a pretty swell guy, and I can assure you he wouldn’t be a burden on a road trip. If anybody can give him a lift, leave a comment (I know he reads), or let me know and I’ll contact him.
It always warms the cockles of my cold, hard, atheist heart when the movement pulls together for stuff like this.