The drive from Santa Barbara to Oregon takes about 12-13 hours and although my friend decided to fly, it's still going to take her 13 hours. She has a ten hour layover in San Francisco, from 9p.m. to 7a.m.
So, we get to hang out!
Our initial plan was to stay in the airport, but I was honestly afraid we'd get kicked out. So, now she's taking public transit out to San Francisco and we'll find the few places open on Christmas Eve or play winos or do a combination of both.
When we were roommates and insomniacs, we would go on long drives in the middle of the night. One time, we saw a blob by the side of the road. We were curious, and seeing that there were no other cars on the freeway, threw the car in reverse.
It turned out to be a Christmas tree. Apparently, it had fallen off a truck while it was being shipped.
Or at least that's the official story.