I can totes live with all that. It's always nice to beat a few people and not be DEAD LAST. (I once beat a blind woman in a marathon; that was exciting.)
So afterwards, Ivan and I went to brunch at Chow on Church, which it is notoriously difficult to find parking, as as we crept toward the restaurant, we started intoning "Parking Karma, Parking Karma, Parking Karma" and I swear to whatever deity you like, not a word of a lie....a car literally pulled out of space, right in front of us, maybe....five feet tops from Chow.
This just does not happen and it did, right in front my ojos. Another reason why I'm an imperfect atheist.