I just started using Google reader to manage the blogs I read and I've noted after 2.5 days with our company, that I have seventy unread messages. But we are determined to show our guests the entire Black Hills as well as the Badlands in 4 days, which is insane, and really not doable. But, it is fun, but tiring, to try. I'll scan the blogs another time.
I wish I was as brave as Fran, though, when T's step sister's SO calls people derogative labels such as "Chinks" instead of proper names of Japanese, for example. I'm wondering if there was a way to connect one's political leanings (this person is a Republican) with the willingness to use insulting labels.
Can't stay and chat, as much as I'd like--gotta serve company dinner!