I am looking forward to Kansas City and the Big 12 Tournament next week. We're staying at The Hotel Phillips in easy walking distance of all events. This gives me an opportunity to test my acting abilities. K.C. is a wonderful city but does offer up a fair share of characters in your journeys near the arena. Many of these folks are offering fantastic bargains on tickets as well as beautiful hard to find items at unbelievable prices not to mention the opportunity to help a fella or gal out. I am not without my seedy side and much to my wifes consternation have feigned a low IQ or gone into one of my many International Characters with few English skills to offput the onslaught and frustrate those who might approach me. Word travels fast on the streets and soon I am bothered no more, the only tough part is finding where my embarassed wife has gone to.