I'm kind of sort of back to normal after spending the first half of the week in downtown San Diego at the Pathology Visions conference. Caught up on email, caught up on RSS feeds, but still not caught up on processing all my conference notes, unfortunately. That's a todo for tomorrow...
I have to start with something pretty momentous; today is my wife Shirley's 50th birthday! Wow, I am married to a 50-year-old woman. (I'm turning 50 myself in another month; she's older, but not by much :) It just doesn't feel right, we can't be that old... feels like we're, I don't know, 30 something, or something. I remember feeling the same way when we turned 40. Anyway we have a nice dinner planned in a few minutes with our kids, should be nice.
This is important work: new research shows attractive fathers do not pass on their looks to sons, but do so to their daughters. So I have four great looking girls, I guess they get their looks from me? :) More seriously, if you want good looking kids, you have to marry a good looking wife. No research study is necessary for that conclusion...
I have to crank out one of my famous* "Ole Votes" blog posts, where I tell you how I voted, and in so doing tell you how to vote :) Stay tuned. Of course I'm voting for McCain, but that doesn't matter; I live in California and this is a blue state, as was decided months and years ago. The electoral college system is bogus but we have it so it is what it is. There are however a lot of interesting ballot propositions which are closer to home where my vote will matter. Like Prop 8, the "anti-gay marriage initiative", on which I will definitely vote NO.
We're getting down to it, the last few days in the election. Gallup has Obama at +2, and Rasmussen at +3, for whatever that's worth (not much!). I see that McCain has labeled Obama "the redistributor". That is a good angle (among many others, this issue is a show-stopper for me), but I fear instead of absorbing the message undecided voters will reject it as yet another attack.
You know how I always say, "you can find anything on the Internet?" Well here we have the Eichhorn Nut House, a blog written by Christina Eichhorn from [best I can tell] somewhere in Cleveland, Ohio. I love it.