Quick 'yup, I'm still alive'! 

Things are things; I've got an abundance of tasty fresh eggs, which is always a winner.  I wonder how long I could go eating just meat and eggs before I went insane.

I've got a pretty swell holiday coming up; yours truly is heading to Düsseldorf and Luxembourg!  I'm ready to learn and speak me some German!  I haven't been out of the country in a few years, and my new passport is in the mail.  Can't wait!