L.A. is the City of Broken Plans. So I take having been stood up in stride. I walk to Lucy’s, a Mexican restaurant outside Paramount Studios, because what I want is a cold margarita and a seat on which to watch the end of the game. I head to the back porch, where, since the game is on but muted, I might as well listen in on the conversation next to me. Pretty quickly, I realize that this isn’t just two buddies sharing chips and guac on some lazy afternoon.
Stephan McCormick lives in Los Angeles.