I would just like to take a moment to let you all know these things:
1. HB and I are officially halfway through Moby-Dick! HUZZAH!
2. Today is Independence Day, and while we agree that Moby-Dick is this great piece of American literature (okay, we agree that many people believe in its worth to American Literature), we think there are better ways to celebrate the 4th of July than by reading it, so we're going to take this Wednesday off to set things on fire.
3. No, we will not be lighting my copy of Moby-Dick on fire. Unfortunately.
Have a safe and happy 4th, fellow Americans! And to those readers abroad...uh...be back next week and sorry for the lame post.