The early feedback on my latest story is very positive. I've heard from several folks that it's definitely different than what they're used to reading from me, but it's definitely me.

Yeah, I don't know what the hell they mean, either. But it's very nice that people dig it.

That story came from a conversation I had with my wife a few days ago. We were talking about our future; if we'd ever have children and if so what we think they'd be like and how life would be different and all that sort of stuff. And I reminded her that the might want to consider the fact of who it is she married.

"What do you mean?" she asked.

"Well..." I opined, "Let's just say that I don't think that it's a very good idea to go spreading MY genes around. At least, not if you care about the continued existance of this planet."

So I reminded her of the antics I pulled as a kid, this being one of them, and asked if she REALLY wanted to have to deal with that sort of shit.

"I dunno, it really is kinda funny," She said.

"Every single day?" I asked. "EVERY... SINGLE... DAY???"

Yeah, we're adopting.