Dave Tomlinson walked through Walgreens and thought about how Robin Williams had gotten his start with "Mork & Mindy."
In a few days, Dave would turn in his screenplay to the executive team at Warner Brothers. He was slightly concerned about a lukewarm reception because the pod race was under 10 minutes.
Worry though, he surmised, was a wasted frame of mind.
He paid for his travel toothpaste and mistakenly handed the cashier his CVS card.
Outside, tired seagulls scoured the parking lot for McDonald's cheeseburger wrappers.