I've been really slow about blogging, reading blogs, and commenting this week. It's been the week before vacation, so I've been getting things together before going out of town. I'm in the airport about to fly to Palm Springs right now. Expect a week of blogging about hikes in the desert, with interesting flora and fauna and (I hope) a really kickass Skywatch next Friday. I hope we land in time to zip over to City Hall this afternoon and participate in the end of the anti-Proposition 8 protest.