i know that i’ve kind of gone missing, but as always i have an excuse (or excuseS) at the ready. for one, i’ve been not on the healthiest side of life. i had a serious, painful, no good & terrible bout of acid reflux three years ago, and it has returned with a vengeance. on top of that, i was sick to my stomach for a couple of days, including one whole work day. on top of that, my car got keyed last night. AND pete’s. so, that’s awesome. does anyone else have random 5-10 person packs of 14-20 year old guys wandering their parking lots? because for some reason we do, and apparently they are up to no good. basically things are rolling along on a downhill trend. tomorrow we fly to new orleans, and hopefully, that downhill trend will not end in a fiery crash. because i am obviously an optimist.