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I’m taking a much-needed vacation for a few days.

That’s pretty much all I have to say about that, but here’s a useful reminder that it’s not cool to jump out and scare people:

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I’m Idaho!

Soon I will be vacationing in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. It is located in the panhandle of Idaho, which is just about the only thing I know about the place. Well, Dennis Franz apparently lives there. I know that.

My wife’s family periodically takes vacations together. Two years ago we all went to Florida. This year we’re going to Idaho.

Florida and Idaho, as you may recall, are the two states for which you should really get your parents’ help if you’re making a costume:


I’m Idaho!

Classic Ralph moment:

“The Simpsons: $pringfield (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling) (#5.10)” (1993)
Principal Skinner: And now, a special award for those students who obviously had no help at all from their parents, Lisa Simpson and Ralph Wiggum!
[Lisa is wearing the “Florida” costume that Homer made for her; Ralph has a piece of paper with “Idaho” written on it taped to his chest]
Ralph Wiggum: I’m Idaho!
Principal Skinner: Yes, of course you are.

I have a whole bunch of blog posts queued up for my reader(s) while I’m fluttering about the country, so don’t fret.

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