Several years ago, Tomie's friends from Australia were visiting for Christmas. They wanted to go to Christmas Eve midnight mass at the local Catholic church. Tomie was "performing" - that is, reading one of his stories as a favor to the priest.
Jenny, from Australia, asked, "When is midnight mass?" Tomie said, "Call the church."
The answer was that midnight mass began at 10:00 p.m.
When she told Tomie, she also added, "How twisted."