My to-do list today is turn the party out.

Some of you (and you know who you are) have been wondering whether I'd make a deadline today, and I'd like to announce that I did, and that that's what a good deal of the fuss has been about over the past few days. It's always a half-nice, half-fearsome feeling to let a piece of writing go; this one is now bouncing its way off some satellites (and other assorted stuff) into someone's e-mailbox on the other side of the Atlantic, which means that I can get back to the trente-six choses I have à faire right here and now.

source for this second image of the day: knows? All I do is type the thing I want to find and hit "images" and "search," and these strange things appear. Seriously--try it! Abstract nouns are particularly good.