"But ah'm not afraid of dyin'. Cause I know that when I get to heaven there are gonna be these wonderful trees, and ah'm gonna climb them. But you know what? Instead of leaves and flowers, those trees are gonna have fried eggs, and delicious Virginia ham, and big heaping bowls of biscuits and sausage gravy. And one day, Sammy, you're gonna meet me there, and we're gonna climb those breakfast trees together, and it's gonna be delicious and we're gonna be happy until the end of time."


"Serenity ain't no $40 freakin' candle, yo."

I don't have anything amazing to report today, but I drove all the way to school from my house to check my mail and e-mail and now I'm hesitant to just turn around again. I was supposed to go back to Oak Ridge today, but I found out Lino Tagliapietra is receiving an honorary doctorate from Centre College tomorrow and is thus giving demos all day in Danville, KY. I will be there with bells on because I was lucky enough to be invited by my professor. This is a slightly large deal. To my computer geek friends, I would equate this with being invited to hang out with Richard Stallman for an afternoon. This guy literally open-sourced venetian glassblowing techniques, allowing glassblowers the world over to breath new life into a stale genre. They're not very happy with him in Murano. In the old days they killed people who taught their techniques outside of that island (today you just get blacklisted). How's that for intellectual property rights? Anyway, that's worth an extra day in Smithvegas.

Adam pointed this out. Makes me feel almost cool. I'm part of an elite inner circle who have been given access to something people are lusting after. Now if only my friends would e-mail me so I could use it more.

Listening to: The world's tiniest violin, playing the world's saddest song.