Meet Snipper for a high soak at K-school. Chasing the chilled night. Boiler Room tryout. SA joins. Us versus Woodland, WA. Table is new, sticky, and weird. Snipper’s friend Kong shows. A bit of an altercation. $5 to play? SA departs home, leaving the remainder on a path to the Nest. The crowd is hopping and we drink happily into a lost hour. Ride home is ice and bones. A man yells at my labor – “Only 20 miles to go!” Sure feels like it.