No one has yet, in my long months of writing this thing, ever said "Geez Mark, you haven't updated for an entire week. What happened? It hurts us so when we are left without the benefit of your wise and witty words. Hours of our day are spent hitting our browser's refresh button, like a rat hitting it's feeder bar in one of Amynah's morphine experiments."
Despite never receiving such emails (would it kill even one of you to fake it, maybe?) I feel compelled to let you know that I won't be updating here until next week, as Amynah and I are off to Paris, followed by a tour of the chateaux of the Loire and their famed gardens which should be beginning to bloom nicely right about now.*
In the interim, I leave you this photo of the stained glass of the Cathedral.
*right, that's why I do it. For the chance to write intolerably smug sentences like that.