Yeah, I know. I hate that I have to miss it, but I promise you it's for a very good reason. You see, R, aka Eldest Son, graduates from high school the first day of the Get-Together.
He knows what college he wants to get into, and we think he's got a shot. He got a 1360 on his SAT's on his first try, and he's thinking of taking them again to see if he can do better. I don't know if I should encourage him or give him the "Are you fucking KIDDING ME?!?" look.
As a writer, I'm sorry I'm going to miss getting to see all of my friends, fellow authors and fans. As a parent, however...
"I got one to semi-adulthood without killing him or bailing him out of jail!"
P.S.: I have every intention of going in 2018, so save me a spot!