Spent the weekend in NY with Dad after his (fairly minor) surgery. It was a much easier, more stress-free visit than when he had the bypass. He was up, lucid and companionable. Although he did nap in the afternoons, we spent some daddy/daughter time in the mornings, watching Godfather and Godfather Part 2. However, I abandoned him during the basketball game to watch travel documentaries with mom.
It was the first time I'd left Bear to her own devices, and she handled it really well. She's managing the work/school thing well, and is seriously thinking about colleges again.
Here's something interesting: "State." You sign in with your twitter or FB account, and it matches your opinions on various topics with people with similar opinions. Over time, this could be a valuable tool in deciding who to follow based on their stance on certain issues. It could also make new connections and/or friends.
I was reading back through some of my posts, and realized I hadn't noted that I'd read "Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister." It was by the same author who wrote "Wicked" (loved the play, hated the book), so I was leery, but I found it much more enjoyable. It really did seem more like the story told from another side, where Wicked felt like MaGuire just wandered off on his own somewhere. I mention this because it's one of the 101 Fantasy Books in 10 Years challenge.