First of all, I have something I must get off my chest (You might want to scoot back from your computer, because I'm going to yell....)
"HELLO OUT THERE, AMERICAN MEDIA--DO YOU HEAR ME? THIS IS NOT A STORY ANYMORE. IT WAS A STORY, THE DAY IT HAPPENED, BUT NOW IT'S JUST A MOLEHILL YOU HAVE TURNED INTO A REALLY, REALLY ANNOYING MOUNTAIN . IN CASE YOU'VE FORGOTTEN, THERE IS A WAR IN IRAQ, OLYMPICS IN ITALY, AND BIRD FLU IN ASIA. THOSE ARE STORIES. SO STOP IT, RIGHT NOW, BEFORE I COUNT TO FIVE, OR I WILL PULL THIS MINI-VAN OVER AND...." ...oh, sorry, wrong audience. But before I leave this subject behind, I do have to show you this bumper sticker my dad sent me:
Next, today is the last day to enter the sweepstakes for the HGTV Dream Home. Here are the pictures of it. When I win it, which I certainly will, I will invite you all over for coffee right before I sell it to cover the taxes.
Lastly, it was a dramatic day in my little corner of the blogosphere. Some friends of mine had a few flames thrown at them, and they were hurt (and no, I'm not including any links--this pot has been stirred enough for one day). If you have no idea what I'm talking about, consider yourself blessed that you missed the drama. But if you do know, may I direct you to the loveliest thing I've read in a long time, over at Days to Come.
Oh, this really is the last thing. Voting is almost over in the Share the Love Blog Awards you only have a couple of days left to vote. Heather has worked very, very hard to pull off these awards, and my hat is off to her. Head on over there to see a varied and interesting group of nominees, and do a little bloggin'...