I drove home to St. Louis today in record time (2 hours, 35 minutes) from Champaign, IL. I am visiting the parentals, however I spent tonight in a bar in St. Louis city watching the sublime live show of Calexico. They played a 25 minute encore, which made me feel good.

My brother's (Jef) girlfriend (Cara) was visiting and so as not to allow such a coupling in the same house as my parents, I was required to sleep on the couch in the living room. I was awoken at 7 by the padding of a cat on my stomach.

By the way, thanks Segnbora-t for the post-card. It was actually the kind of thing I wanted.