*Rick Steves is blogging from Iran, where he is taping a television show at the request of the United Nations. How cool is that.
*When is Taco Bell a good idea? When? Never? Right.
*Please do not allow me to purchase episodes of Sex & the City on iTunes; I have the entire series on DVD downstairs. There is no need to purchase these! Don't let me.
*My new favorite blog is Matt Logelin's. I recommend getting a cup of coffee, turning off your cell phone, and then starting here. After that, you might want to get your credit card out and send just a few dollars to Madeline here. When you're all finished, I suggest finding someone you love and making sure they know it.
*On Friday night I had another long, detailed dream about the trial. This time the deliberations were over, we had returned our verdict, and we had come together several weeks later for a party. We were all tucked away in the deliberation room, but it was kind of a house, too, and the Assistant District Attorney was there . . . wearing a cape. (I did think he was pretty amazing.) We were all laughing and giggling and celebrating, and we were also kind of saying goodbye to each other. I took a long time getting ready in the bathroom (that damn jury bathroom), and when I finally came out, everyone was very friendly and was happy to see me. I woke up confused, wondering what was real. As soon as I got my wits about me, I wondered if that would be the end of the trial night terrors. It just seemed like it was all a very final goodbye.
*I head to Seattle on Friday for a week of pure family-seeing, furry-headed nephew-loving, Tillamook Ice Cream-eating, downtown Seattle-cruising, old and new friends catching-uping, cloudy summer sky-gazing, Pike Place Market-strolling heaven. I admit, it's pretty easy to start your work week when you know it will end with you zerberting a tiny little nephew neck. I can't wait.