The Corner

Bear This in Mind

Exactly a week from right now, I expect The Corner will be a little slow (translation: still asleep) after the spectacular night at the Buckley home. Especially if you’re among those who consider themselves “addicted” — not to oil, but The Corner (which I guess needs oil along the way, so you can have it Dubya, if you’ll come, too), you might just want to be in recovery mode at 9 ayem next Friday morning too. Details on getting there are here.

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