--We had another plumber in today, finished the mudding (relatively incompetently, but that's what sanding's for), and figured out final bar dimensions with our carpenter. We should have an actual bar frame in situ by next week!
--We can't wait for you all to see the rolldown world map we got. It's awesomely out-of-date. Here's a one-word preview: Peiping.
--I also got a glossy 8x10 photo of Nick Swisher that I'm going to try to get him to sign for the bar. If you don't know who Nick Swisher is, you should (http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=430897). Nick is Jon's favorite, but Justin Duchscherer is my favorite. I'm going to get a photo of him soon. What a nerdy bar we shall be.
--Katy Ansite wrote a nice piece about us in the Brooklyn Record:
Bonus: see the top-notch comments below the article.
--I still have no feeling in part of my left middle finger. But I bet I have super-feeling in all my other fingers to compensate. Time to become a pianist.
Onward we prance,
John-C. G. R.