The cats have been fed. The plants have been watered. The dishes have been washed. The car has a full tank of gas. The engine fluids have all been topped off. The back seat is full of field guides, paperback mysteries, and snacks. The catsitter has all the emergency numbers. This can only mean one thing: John and his Clever Wife are going on a road trip. I'll be back on Friday, my birthday. Till then, read some of the nice people over on the left, play nice with each other, and do whatever you can to annoy our leaders.