How to relax your Democratic friends at parties and other loose ends

A couple of things so you don’t think I’m entirely neglecting you.

  1. My October poker results are up; I took a bath.
  2. Sarah and I just returned from a week in Portugal, which was her semi-surpise birthday present. Note to self, never surprise a woman with a trip to another climate without giving her enough notice to pack. Photos and diary entries from my trip coming soon. I’ll even tell you about the fight we had.
  3. I picked up Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. That’s right, don’t expect much from me for a while.
  4. Finally, I’ve been collecting interesting writing that has come out of the election. Next time a blue-state friend is sad, tell them to surf these pages: