My hard drive crapped out last night. It had some problems, seemed to recover, but now can't even boot. Therefore I have no laptop on my trip to the NorthLands, and blog production will likely shift to small "twitter like" posts made from my phone, like this one.
In other news I have crossed the "Tall-Grande" demarcation line with this mornings Starbucks purchase. I have a few rules in my life regarding this sort of thing. Only get "Tall" (small) iced coffees, no double doubles at In 'N Out, only one bloody mary at Kilowatt, etc. Nothing exceptional seemed to happen when I crossed the line, but I bet Mason and Dixon said the same thing at first.