"What's happening?" I say.
"Not too much, man. We've been playing phone tag and I figured I'd try you during the day when I knew you'd be at your desk."
"Ah, cool, cool. So, what's going on witcha?"
"Well, two things," he says. "One, I just got some good news."
"Yeah? Spread it!"
"Well, you know, my performance piece, _ri__, that my group performed at the NYC Fringe Festival a couple of months back?"
"Well, there was this guy there with this theatre festival in England that just called and invited us to come perform it there."
"Man, congratulations. That is good news."
"Thanks. Well, the second part of the news is that I'm planning to go over a little before the festival to do a few spoken word shows..."
"...and I was thinking it would be nice if we could do the shows together."
Goal 25 here I come!
"Ah, cool. So, when are you talking?"
"As in, a-coupla-weeks-from-now October?"
To be continued...