...I'm here. Hi to those just tuning in. I'm now at my final destination in California, and am sitting on my bed (apparently the sofa deal was completely metaphorical) after my first day of "work." Some of you are probably getting emails out of sync, since some were written (but not sent) this afternoon on this laptop, while others were sent directly from hotmail via Loki's network. I need to sync up my address book with the web-based hotmail service, so I don't get spit upon for booting up Win98 at the office. In the meantime, bear with me as there will be some lag and time skews on my emails. Anyhow, forgot to mention this yesterday: Remember the gasoline overflowing from my tank? Well, rather than smell like gas for the rest of the trip, I went to a rest area to clean up. Upon entering the bathroom, I found a sign with the following text: "WARNING: Detectable levels of ARSENIC in this water. Do NOT drink." Oh. --ryan.