Albert's cool quickly disappeared. He hoped we wouldn't notice how scared he was, but it was hard not to. His fear was quite transparent. It seems it wasn't misplaced...
After the close call with the spider, Albert was even more scared, but we convinced him that things would be safer now that we knew what the dangers were, and Albert was able to get into the spirit of things.
There were some more warning signs that we were at no ordinary golfing range, and Julie got really scared. Albert's love for the ladies made him want to reassure her.
With the knowledge that his woman was there to save him, Albert was much more relaxed during the rest of the adventure. In the end, no one did very well in the game, but we all made it out alive, and that was all that mattered.
Just when everything seemed safe....things got REALLY scary, and Albert had to get Gaby ready for the LSATs. He made sure that she had enough sharpened #2 pencils (he wanted her to take a few more, but Marissa had to intercede and assure them both that six pencils were more than enough). He also did the lucky Flat Albert dance to bring Gaby some good luck (she says she thinks it made all the difference in the world). Unfortunately, she couldn't actually take him with her, because she was worried that the proctors would think that Albert was trying to cheat with that airplane of his, or by blowing smoke signals with his pipe...
Julie thought Albert deserved a little pampering since he had worked so hard to help Gaby with the LSATs.
Always the gentleman, Albert entertained Marissa with stories about the many times he almost quit his career in theoretical physics to join the circus. Apparently he has always wanted to be shot out of a canon. I bet Freud would have something to say about that.