Monday, May 05, 2008

Much-Belated Update

First and foremost, the lovely yet talented Judy Hoffman* has a revised edition of her book Keeping Cool In The Hot Seat. If you ever have to deal with crisis communications -- even if you merely piss off your wife -- you need this book. It shows you how to get your message across without shooting yourself (or your organization) in the foot. Hint: "no comment" doesn't cut it.

Next, the lovely yet talented Mrs 618 and I are getting settled in up here in Northern New England. The missus claimed this was even more like "cow country" than where we were before. True, there are fewer people, but here we can get DSL. I asked about DSL out in Michigan, and the phone company laughed.

Our Lab, Emily, and one cat, Joey, made the trip successfully. Bailey, the "feral" cat who adopted us, apparently understood what a 26-foot UHaul means. He took off two days before we left, and didn't re-appear until the day after we arrived here. Our former neighbors spotted him in their barn, where he has apparently established a residence in the hayloft. They're feeding him, and -- if we go out to visit Mom-in-law -- we may try to grab him then. he does like the lady of the house more than he likes me, so it might work. At least he's okay.

Look for pix of our new world headquarters, coming soon over most of this same blog.

Political commentary, This Date in Fire History, and other popular features will also be returning soon.

*UPDATE (to the update): BadTux pointed out that the link wasn't working. It should be now. Of course, if Blogger still doesn't like me, it's


  1. Thank you, my friend. It should be working now.

  2. Your next move north will put you up here with me and all of us socualist-tree-hugging-terrorist-loving-commie-pinkos! least that's what Bill O'Reilly thinks.

  3. Since when did Bill O'Reilly start THINKING?!?!?!?

    Musta missed THAT meteor.

    Anyway, howdy stranger, congrats on the move, and major kudos on the adopted feral. Didja at least get his nuts cut before y'all hauled ass up to the far & yonder?

    You know how many kittens that one tom can beget, I don't need to nag you. Love to all the critters.


    And since when is "Death Cab For Cutie's" serial-killer/stalker song considered "music"? Not much on tonight besides Letterman.