by Fly Girl » Aug 2, 2014 When Jeremy invited me to the ruckus in April, I immediately accepted and cashed in my frequent flyer miles for a ticket to LA. As the event got closer I got more nervous about sharing a mansion with two dozen people I had never met. So I booked a room in a nearby hotel and I rented a car for the weekend. Jeremy encouraged me to stay at the mansion and even scoped it out and found me a fairly private room there. At the last minute I cancelled the hotel, but I kept my already paid for rental car. A local thunderstorm delayed my flight on Friday morning by an hour, and by the time I got to LAX, picked up my rental car (which was upgraded to a Volvo, awesome!), and drove to Pearl Paradise it was time for a late lunch. I arrived as bsomlo was pouring over her bag of pearls which had been collected for her to look at by the good folks at PP. Two stunning strands of multicolor Tahitian rounds with fantastic overtones caught my eye immediately. A Tahitian rope was on my wish list, so I told her if she decided not to get those, I’d be seriously interested. Bsomlo had them weighed and decided they would be too heavy for her. SCORE! As many of you on this forum know, snagging bsomlo’s castoffs is a very good pearling strategy. Ruckus lesson #1. Stay close to bsomlo.