Well, I made it back from Florida in one piece which given some of the vacations I've taken is a good thing indeed. The weather wasn't the most cooperative and spoiled our viewing of the shuttle launch and a fishing trip we had planned, but compared to Ohio's below freezing weather, I'll take it every day of the week.
A lot happened when I was gone and I'm still playing catch-up. Pinochet is dead, so there is one less asshole in the world. That's a good thing and I'll comment more on that later. I caught some of Bush and Blair's joint presser last week, and it is just unbelievable how big a buffoon Bush comes across as when he takes Q & A. We were actually laughing at his performance.
I did pick up The Iraq Study Group Report yesterday at the airport and I'll probably finish it tonight. Speaking of picking books up at the airport, on the way down I read The Last Templar. It was a pretty decent read, but the best part is that there is a new bookstore in the airport that buys the books they sell back so I read it on the way down and traded it in on the way back for the ISG report.