Yesterday my fellow Hanshin Tigers fan Peter Gibson, who lives down in Australia and will be featured on the next podcast, dropped a bomb on his Facebook page: he and Tigers legend (that word is practically an understatement, as he is practically deified in Kansai) Randy Bass became Facebook friends. Guess who’s a little jelly?
So I thought, “If he can do it, so can I!” Randy Bass. Click. Add friend. Click. “We’re sorry. This person has reached the maximum number of friends and cannot add any more.” What a surprise. But what a kick in the shins!
So I did the next best thing: commented on my friend’s status on which he tagged the man.
So he’s already here! And he was at “my” Costco today? And I was at work? All the way on the other side of the prefecture? That would never do! So either I go to Kyoto tomorrow (two prefectures away) or I wait until he goes to Umeda Hanshin Department Store as Santa. When will that be? A little research tells me…
Saturday and Sunday! Sweet! I never work on… ohhhhh wait, I work this Saturday! And Sunday is the biggest church service of the year for us! And my wife is doing a special performance! What’s a man to do?
Perhaps I’ll have to settle for the promise he made me in the above conversation… *sigh* I want to meet the man! In person!