When we were down last November, we picked up a copy of Pirate's Ladies of Isla Bonita calendar (autographed by the Pirate, no less). It has had a position of prominence all year, but Ms. November has been my favorite, because I knew when I saw her smiling face each day, that meant we were on our way back. I don't know who she is, but she's my dream girl (present marital partner excepted or accepted as the case may be).

Is Pirate still in residence? when we left, he had just sold his place and was going to go pillaging about the Caribbean.

When you find a big kettle of crazy, it's best not to stir it.