Thursday Night, May 4

1) Thinking about all the victims of Bernie Madoff tonight, and wondering how they're doing.

2) It was a comfort food night tonight, and even though I haven't ordered it in months, tonight I ordered the buffalo chicken mac and cheese. And Rick Berlin always gives me grief about it. I said when it arrived "A welcome sight!" And he came back with "A familiar sight."

3) The Three Prettiest Weeks of the Year got cut short this year. The star magnolia blossoms are wilting and shedding almost before my eyes, replaced by green leaves too soon.