A few other quick items to note, mostly because having pictures of my dead cat at the top of my dead cat blog is just too, too depressing:
-In coming attractions, a trip report and hare-brained scheme from my recent trip to Vegas with the fantastic Helen; and
-In the book department, I cannot recommend 'Walter the Farting Dog', because drawings of Walter, when he was extra rotund and distended with gas, reminded Shane that I have a humungous tummy, so clearly this book sucks, and probably the endless sequels are equally revolting.
-In other book news, I can definitely recommend 'Paradise Built in Hell' by Rebecca Solnit. It is fascinating, and you should read it. Also, it will inspire you to buy more wine and Skittles, and then I will inspire you to come to my house.