For those of you keeping score at home, I came across a dashboard-like display called Iraq-O-Meter. It's kind of depressing in a killing kittens sort of way. Also after a discussion with my Mom this weekend, I became curious as to the correct pronunciation of Qatar. In a National Review article, Jay Nordlinger seems to have figured it out, to some degree. See it here. Finally, I got my closet and bookcase packed. Boy howdy! Do I hate moving! U-Haul should change their slogan from "Adventures In Moving" to "Adventures In Dusty Cat Hair And Dropping Heavy Things On Your Feet".