Because today is a day of great celebration (and candy) for the people throughout our small pocket of Upstate New York* and that frequently leads to the bigger people not being able to get anything else accomplished, some quick hits before the hurly-burly begins...
-- My newest favorite piece of Diva art**:
She explained that this was her "on roller blades that had ten wheels. " Note pinkness.
-- David Foster Wallace in The Atlantic's Anniversary issue finally put into words all of the vague thoughts I had about America. I *heart* DFW. I also *heart* the phrase "the whole democratic roil." ***
-- For Torchwood/Dr Who fans: The cuteness! It burns!
* Don't get me started on the definition of "Upstate." Technically, we are "Southern Tier" but no one really knows what that means. To pretty much everyone who isn't from New York State, "Upstate" simply conveys "not Manhattan or a Borough," which is close enough for all practical purposes right now.
** Her school has a weekly self-esteem sort of activity with the school's counselor. Don't get me started on that either. I will say, tho, that the Diva seems to enjoy these activities and so I will shut up.
*** Clearly, I also *heart* footnotes.