Hale, Hale (as opposed to Hail, Hail), the gang's all here and the board appears to be getting back to normal - such as it is - even NYGal showed up w/ her smile - hi there, girlie! klcdude, protest all you want, you're a joiner no better'un the rest of us. And the deal is: we wouldn't buy tickets to Belize at Walmart if they were five bucks each and entitled us to first class seats on Air Force One, 'cause we're people of principle! And it seems there really is no accounting for taste - Ripple? Thunderbird? Mad Dog anyone? As for the pork rinds, BBQ or not, I'd rather eat a football - oh wait, same difference. . . DrewLori - sorry we missed you! We love the City - there really is no place on earth like it. Where'd you stay? While we were there we hooked up for lunch w/ ScubaSam & husband - they brought pictures from most recent SP trip & they're on the way back - 3rd time this year - Sam, take me with youuuuuuuu! 9er's lost again (shocker, huh?), but I got new shoes! "Had to" work today in Santa Cruz - man, I sure like the beach. Home now, MNF almost over, tomorrow's another day - did I win anything yet? and to quote: this is "the end of my life so far . . ."