Oh, I forgot to mention this before:
The week or so prior to going up to DC, Justin had sent me this article about a DC Guy Selling Plastic Balls of Trash via gumball machines. One day (Monday?) while I was up there, we drove around looking for one of the machines. We finally found one at Busboys and Poets and we walk in and find the red metal trash dispenser. However, there was two people casually leaning in front of it. Justin politely says, “excuse me, we’re trying to get to the trashball machine,” much to the surprise of the fellow in front of it: Christopher Goodwin himself. The person he’s talking to is a reporter from the New York Times.
“Did you really come here for the trashballs??” Goodwin asks us, astounded.
My reply was, of course “I came all the way from New Orleans to get a trashball.”
The reporter was about to have an orgasm. “Chris, did you set this up?!”
I don’t think Christopher knew what to think.
So, we were asked a bunch of questions by the reporter, which was cool. He said the article was going to come out sometime this week!