It’s been tough to post the last two weeks, between the Memorial Day weekend roadtrip to the Smokies in North Carolina and the end of year stuff at work (school year, that is). But I actually got 8 hours of sleep last night, and despite the charge of an Atkins-heavy bias about my blog, I’d like to point out that I’m slowly sliding into ketosis and am down to 243 today (from 254 three weeks ago and a high of 260 earlier this year). I need to hit the Nordictrack now that I won’t have to take the kids to daycare this summer.

So at any rate, let’s see what tasty bits I can put on the blog, including shredded tire woes and some guest posts by brother Joe in China!