Bill’s Skype message comes with 3:44 left in the fourth quarter.
Bill_Celticfan: Dude, you there?
Titletown_Dougie: Yeah, what’s up?
Bill_Celticfan: karen just saw shannon’s facebook status…wants me to see if everything’s ok.
Titletown_Dougie: Everything’s fine. I just burned some hot dogs, thats all. good game, huh?
Bill_Celticfan: You’re watching?
Titletown_Dougie: no. listening. online radio.
Bill_Celticfan: well, it’s not 42-inch hi def, but it’s something i guess.
Bill_Celticfan: Karen says it’s never just about hot dogs. seriously, help me out. she’s not gonna leave me alone. i want to watch the end of this game in peace.
Titletown_Dougie: aw, poor baby. hey, think video skype would work?
Bill_Celticfan: why would i need to see you?
Titletown_Dougie: I mean for ME. Activate your webcam and turn it toward the tv.
Bill_Celticfan: only if you give me an answer for karen…she won’t lay off.
Titletown_Dougie: fine i burned the hot dogs because I was listening to the game on my computer because the battery was dying and I needed to get to an outlet. I kinda seared them cause it was faster…she wasnt happy…
Bill_Celticfan: gotcha… nice pierce jumper
Titletown_Dougie: yeah, i heard it
Bill_Celticfan: alright, activating web cam. see anything?
Titletown_Dougie: no. hurry up. 1 minute left
Bill_Celticfan: celts up 6. its over
Titletown_Dougie: not against the lakers…never over against the lakers
Bill_Celticfan: karen says make sure you pack up the tent tomorrow without being asked…and she says take a few pictures of nature and stuff and talk about how the fresh air is invigorating…she says to sound like you mean it or it’ll backfire
Titletown_Dougie: dude you’r killing me… skype video please
Bill_Celticfan: karens gone. thanx
Titletown_Dougie: no prob….video or what?
Bill_Celticfan: getting an error message…might be your bandwidth. Get used to it. 500 miles to yellowstone – 3472 square miles of nothin but trees and deers running in front of your car
Titletown_Dougie: the trees run in front of your car?
Bill_Celticfan: ha ha… remember, there’s always a second deer. if you miss the first one, watch for another following right behind…
Titletown_Dougie: you realize i’ll be in a tent for game 5?
Bill_Celticfan: you’ll need to drive to another frickin state to find a tv dude…and wi fi barely exists either…youre doomed…celts up 7 with 3 seconds…
Titletown_Dougie: 2 games apiece. Critical game 5 awaits
Bill_Celticfan:…so critical, and yet so impossible for you to see
Titletown_Dougie: not funny
Bill_Celticfan: here’s how to know if Shannon is mad tomorrow. When you get into the car, don’t put on your seatbelt. See if she tells you to put it on.
Titletown_Dougie: I don’t get it
Bill_Celticfan: it will tell you if she cares whether you go flying through the windshield in a car accident.
Titletown_Dougie: we have air bags
Bill_Celticfan: irrelevant…if she makes you buckle your seatbelt, it means she cares about your well-being
Titletown_Dougie: otherwise she wants me dead, is what youre saying
Bill_Celticfan: no not dead. just maimed enough so that the part of your brain that makes you a jackass gets destroyed
Bill_Celticfan: Here…try this for game 5:
Bill_Celticfan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morse_codeYeah...this should work for game 5.
Bill_Celticfan: have ya played travel monopoly yet?
Bill_Celticfan: you will
Bill_Celticfan: ok I gotta go sleep in my nice warm bed now. Oh btw, yellowstone is freezing at night, even in june
Titletown_Dougie: i know, thanks. remind me to punch you when i get back
Bill_Celticfan: will do…and hey
Bill_Celticfan: go celtics
Titletown_Dougie: go celtics
Links: Travelling: Intro / Book Jacket
, Chapter 1: Cribbagegate
, Chapter 2: Two e-mails
, Chapter 3: Pattern
, Chapter 4: Shattered
, Chapter 5: Hilarious Pee
, Chapter 6: Suicide
, Chapter 7/8: Coaching High school, Shark attacks and appetizers
, Chapter 9: June
, Chapter 10: 18 and oh no
, Chapter 11: DNA
, Chapter 12: Peanut Butter Sandwiches
, Chapter 13: Tom Brady and the McGuffin
, Chapter 14: Game 1
, Chapter 15: Who the H is John Havlicek?
, Chapters 16 - 17
, Chapter 18: Game 2: Great White
, Chapter 19: Pickle
, Chapter 20: Marty McFly
, Chapter 21 / 22: standard deviation, all the pretty flowers
, Chapter 23: Game 3: Black Hills
, Chapter 24: Twister
, Chapter 25: Game 4
, Chapter 26: Patriotic Agony
, Chapter 27: Locusts
, Chapter 28: skype
, Chapter 29: Click
, Chapter 30: Superman
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