news of note

not quite as fun as the flying cow, but good news all the same:

1) as of yesterday, i am the sole owner of my car, having paid it off in just under a year.

2) as of right about now, you can click here to see how awesome i am (scroll about 1/3 of the way down the page), and then leave a comment to remind me that it's a small town/i was running unopposed/something to pop my ego.