how can you tell i didn’t have anyone to talk to while driving through the middle of nowhere? when i got here to chicago, i pelted andrew and cinnamon (but mostly cinnamon) with all the pent-up talking i hadn’t been able to use for the last week. i talked so much i didn’t even stop to think about how much i was talking, until i woke up this morning and realized i had barely let them get a word in edgewise. sorry, guys. some of it might even have been pretty boring.

oh, the dog’s still with me. when i left st. louis, the poll was at 63% keep her, which is what i was leaning towards anyway. a few days in chicago without having to drive anywhere will be good for her.