I meet Kurt just as he's returning from the bakery shop with coffees and a birthday
cake, and we end up buying each other a Pennsylvania Powerball ticket (jackpot
is around $240 million). Kurt is blessed with good luck - he once won an MTV
competition to meet Van Halen and appear with them onstage in Detroit, so I'm
feeling pretty good about my chances. Later, as I'm buying croissants from the
bakery he recommended, the cashier is interrupted by the phone. It's Kurt -
put whatever he's having on my account! he says. They are the best croissants
I've had in months.