I had dinner with B last night. Nice evening.
He told me that one of his colleagues at the large educational institution where he teaches had been sending encouraging emails around for something like a Hands Across The State event on Sunday to protest education cuts in the California budget. He saw her this week and she asked him if he were going.
He asked her if she were going. No, was the reply, she'd love to, but that would mean driving back into the city on a weekend.
There it is there.