Clue: Three days late: DDDBGF#A Where? Cu + Sn
I write this entry from my deathbed, where I pray that it will not be my last (COUGH COUGH). Hot Sushi ain't so hot right now. I am not sure of it is being sick with a cold, or heartsick with another FAIL!, but here is our day's story....
There we were, the Menu: Impossible team, hard at work once again. When the clue was released, Wink Wink was at her desk, stuck on research duty, while Blake Light and I were knee deep in a project, trying desperately to manage our work while googling the periodic table on our phones. Little did we know that was the easy part. We figured out that Cu (copper) + Sn (tin) = bronze.With the speed and grace of a gazelle, I began the ascent from downtown to Capitol Hill on the cold, damp, traffic ridden last day of November. Dodging cars, pigeons, and more than one unseemly character, I was mere blocks away. Not having received a call from the team that it was already found, I felt hopeful, elated, that we might actually win this one!
I got to the NW corner of Pine and Broadway, just one crosswalk to go. Making leaps and bounds over traffic from both the left and the right, I saw him: B. Canlis - arms raised, signaling to me I was once again too late (I think he felt our defeat).
Just 30 seconds sooner and it would have been ours! This has taught me a valuable lesson in both trust and sacrifice. Trust, because if I would have gone with the spot-on instincts of Wink Wink, I would be making reservations by now. Sacrifice, because I now realize that though I am laid up in bed, drinking tea, and praying for salvation, the literal uphill battle I faced will lead to success soon.
(the real sacrifice - running in wet John Varvatos boots)