February 26, 2004

Heading Home for the Holiday

I'm writing you from Dusseldorf, where I've been doing boring day-job things. The flight out was harrowingly long -- I got no sleep at all, and ended up putting in a 30-hour day. Fortunately, I was able to read a couple of books, and I ate some nummy German food -- senfrostbratten, which is "mustard roasted slab-o-meat." Very tasty. There were eight of us in the dinner party, and we ALL got the senfrostbratten. I think that's some kind of record for me, if you don't count that one time the high school drama club went to McDonald's and tried to run them out of Chicken McNuggets.

I'm flying home Thursday so I can be home in time for the big holiday on Sunday. "Which holiday is that?" you ask. It's my birthday! It only comes once every four years, and so it's mandatory that I be home for it.

Some of you have asked about the MIDI gear, and have offered to come take it off of my hands. I already have a potential taker, but I'll follow up with you if things don't work out. It's been amazing how much attention you get when you say you're giving something away for free.

Speaking of free, check out the Fan Art area. There's a new entry, and it's free.