1. A friend who had been going to come visit but whose ride fell through (in real life), actually showed up. He hung out with R and they worked at some computer screens on their music. It turned out he'd just been joking when he said he didn't have a ride.
2. I was taking a university course in something social-sciencey. I had to write a paper about something to do with globalization, and I was really excited to finally write about the use of dragon-benches. These, of course, were specially designed benches you could use to sit next to your dragon while it was lying down. My professor didn't think that this was a great topic, so I decided to write about how it related to the difference in the global spread of milk and corn tortilla chips.