Annual ‘What Did I Miss?’ Bleg & Open Thread
Hi, there! I’m R. Tod Kelly. You may remember me from such blogs as this one, or that other one that was really this one but with a totally different name.
I’m just back from over three weeks of vacations, packing for vacations, recovering from vacations, and a series of those kinds of professional conferences that eventually all blend together and bleed into one giant Ramada Inn lounge. At the same time, my iPhone decided to slowly commit suicide — so if I know you it’s possible that either I sent you an email you never received, I sent you an email and you got twelve copies of it over the course of a few days, or I didn’t send you any email but you got one from me anyway, probably noting that I could see you through your bedroom window.
My attention to anything other than all of that has been both scant and sporadic, so in addition to not having been around these parts I also haven’t been plugged-in to the outside world in general. I’ll be diving into OT stuff again starting tomorrow, but until then I bleg of you to tell me what’s been going on.
What did I miss — either here, in the news, or with you? Has anyone impeached Obama while I was away? Did we go to war with Canada? Did terrorists take some historic US landmark hostage, only to be thwarted by a lone-wolf cop who plays by his own rules when he isn’t being chewed out by his tough, cigar-chewing precinct captain?
I remember that before I left things were pretty tense in the Middle East, but that was a few weeks ago. I’m sure they’ve gotten all their issues worked out by now.
And please please please please tell me Sarah Palin announced she’s running for president.
Seriously, what is happening in the world, here at OT, and in your lives? What the hell did I miss, anyway?
Also: Consider this an open thread.
ps – Oh, and I think it might also be time for a little Safe & Sound by Capital Cities, in the basis that it’s pretty much always time for Safe & Sound by Capital Cities.
 It turns out Siri is really something of a perv. Who knew?