If you've been away for a few days, you may have noticed that I suddenly dumped a lot of excerpted material on this site in the last three posts. It's my way of saying thanks to everyone who's read my blog and helped me out over the last three occasionally stressful months. It seems to me that the best way to repay loyalty is to keep the site full of entertainment. Since my freelance gig has been keeping me too busy to post the last few days, this is a thank-you with interest. In the future I imagine I'll do shorter posts and more of them. (But still basically funny and/or interesting, we all hope.)
For now, though---and especially those of you who were on my Dave Update list last summer---enjoy the thrilling conclusion of my journey. I realize it's a lot of material, but what the hell; it's the weekend.