I hate to do this, folks, but it's Finals Week here at NC State, and I have to go dark until Thursday. Thursday at 9 is when my last (and, since Jesus loves me, hardest) exam is over, dead, and done with. So in my own perverse and selfish interest, I'm taking about a half-week off of blogging.

If you feel slighted because of this, don't think you're the only one suffering, here.

I'm staying sober until Thursday, too.

But don't you fret- after the lights come back on, the fog clears, and the booze once again flows like the river Styx, I've got somethin' real special planned for y'all.

See ya, and thanks for understanding.