Author's Note and Gratitude: About the middle of the month, the Overlord may be incommunicado, as he is about to take a new position with IBM in the somewhat more-civilized state of North Carolina (and I say that tongue-in-cheek, for having lived there once before, two-steps-beyond-Petticoat-Junction -- only with Wal-Mart -- is hardly 'civilized').
I'm busy preparing to move, getting my affairs in order, packing up my stuff and so forth, to make the great trek and so lacking in time to write things down.
I want it known that I happen to like (a good many) Southerners, so don't get me wrong. Although I am a loudmouthed, native New Yorker, I'm not one of those Yankees who will be coming to tell y'all what to do, nor to vote for any of the pieces of human waste that call themselves 'democrat' (small 'd' intentional).
Just hide the wimmenfolk because you're going to get some serious competition, Jethro, and this Yankee finds a soft southern accent attached to a large pair of boobs the (almost) next-best-thing to hitting the lottery.
(If you happen to be one of those and can fry up a chicken and make biscuits like Momma did, please drop a line. Please, also make no mention of grits).
On the subject of Gratitude, I'd like to welcome some new readers who have found this word vomit via link from some interesting places.
A big shoutout to Monster Hunter Nation.com, Larry Correia's blog. In the past year, being mentioned anywhere in his blog and in Kim du Toit's, for that matter, is an honor and a privilege. Am I moving up in the blog world?
A bow also goes to some new (hopefully) friends at The New Catallaxy blog. Some really nice and intelligent stuff going on there, and I implore regular readers to check it out.
Another interesting read is at Flopping Aces, whose readers have bumped up the view stats in recent weeks and this is much appreciated!
Be back ASAP.