Jake has been on the phone for a long time; I'm starting to get worried. For the moment, he's stuck in California – he can't find a cheap flight back to Iowa. How sad is that? We keep hearing the airlines whine about how they're going bankrupt, but they're not willing to dicker over the price of a seat that would otherwise go unfilled. In other words: Jake's ass is worth something. He agrees with me.
UPDATE: Jake has found a cheap way home. Thanks for caring!