Well, I'm off in Sunny Arizona for a week or so. The holidays went well; we had the usual riot with the family, and then Annie came to MN for New Year's. We managed to give her the important MN experiences, like eating at the World Famous Hi Way Cafe where I waited tables during high school, meeting some of the H.S. and college friends, riding snowmobiles, shooting guns, getting an inquisition by my parents' friends. I think she enjoyed the trip.

Now I'm in AZ with my folks visiting my grandparents. It's warm, but not quite hot. Usually my parents and I go on a road trip when we're out here, but since we've been coming down about once a year for 20+ years, we're running out of places to road trip to. As usual, my dad and I are sleeping outside on the sun porch, though I remembered to bring my earplugs this time. He's a noisy sleeper.

I watched Michael Moore's "Sicko" last night. It was good, and a little less Michael Moore-ey than some of his other films. It got me thinking a lot about nationalized health care, and I think it makes a lot of sense.

Anyway, I guess that's about it for now. I'm off to read a book in the sun.