I want to begin this update by stating that I ate five Hot Pockets before drawing this strip.

At this point in time, I’d like to take the opportunity to tell you to never, under any circumstances, eat five Hot Pockets.

Even if someone has a gun to your head.  Even if it would cure aids.  It isn’t worth it.

Trust me.

So last week in Kat’s Korner, I mentioned that I was looking at tablets to make my new job easier.  I happened to walk into an electronics store the day the new ipad launched, but I was there only to play around; I had no intention of buying anything.  As it turned out, the store had more units than pre-orders, so there were a bunch of Apple’s do-hickeys available.

Now, I haven’t done much to hide the fact that I posses a certain distaste of Apple, but I figured what the heck and bought one.

While the screen was totally awesome, the functionality seemed really limited.  I returned it a week later and haven’t had any lingering desire to have it back, which I guess is a good thing.  What I decided on instead was to get a new phone (I was due an upgrade from Verizon).  While a phone with internet access is pretty sweet, I can’t imagine why I’d want to advertise what kind of phone I have every time I send an email.

Honestly, I’m with Dan on this one, it’s kind of silly.

MOUSEWATCH:  Sardo has been caught, and this time, I’VE GOT PICTURES!  Jackie and I went to the park as usual to release the little guy.  There’s a spot that we always go to, left of the entrance by a little stone plant area, to release our mice.  We walked over there and were about to open the trap when we noticed:

This guy.  That’s right, waiting in our regular mouse dumping area was a cat.  Now, either it’s coincidence, or the neighborhood cats have learned that Jackie and I release mice in that exact spot every week.  I wonder if it’ll be there next time…

Anyways, we went to the other side of the park to release Sardo:

He bolted the heck out of there right after this photo was taken.

Finally, just some housecleaning about site news.  No doubt some of you guys have noticed that there’s been some intermittent downtime over the past few weeks.  I’d first like to say that I apologize.  I know it can be annoying when things aren’t working exactly right 100% of the time, but there’s a team of really awesome, smart, and generous guys that have been lending me their expertise to get things running smoothly.

For the immediate moment, comments might take a while to appear on the site, so if you post something and it doesn’t show up for a while, don’t worry!  It’ll be there soon.

I can’t promise that weird things won’t happen ever again, but we’re working to get things as close as possible to perfect.