A new theme, just because


I can’t help it: I have to change the theme of this blog around to something new every once in a while. Today’s new theme is called Thesis and promises much customizability. Is that a word? I hope so.

What is in store for the rest of my Friday: lunch with a few of my cousins. Two of my cousins, John and Tom (John from Mom’s side of the family, Tom from Dad’s), and I were thick as the proverbial thieves when we were all in high school. A few years ago, Tom had the magnificent idea of getting us all back together again. Since then, we have gotten together every month or two. We recently gathered cousin Stella into the fold, and we continue to hold out hope that our spouses will join us.

Until then, I continue to obsess about our terribly cold weather today. The sun is out and shining — I should get over it and enjoy the day.

What goes around


… Comes around.

L’Affaire GoldFrisch III: We All Knew This Was Coming at Blog P.I. (beta)
The saga of Deborah Frisch, longtime comment troll and all-around kook, took another troubling, but not exactly unforeseeable turn in the last 48 hours. As far as we know, she is now the first troll of the political blogosphere to face criminal charges relating to such activity. On August 21 she was arraigned in an Oregon courtroom on charges of stalking and telephone harassment (PDF).