Easily the best headline (courtesy of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) I've seen over a picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger entering the CA governor's race: > The Governator? The birch tree in front of our house is dropping leaves like the date is sometime in November, rather than early August.  Sarah brought a sample in to the Entomology department at the University, to see if the tree had any sort of insect infestation.  As it turns out, the tree needs more water than we've been getting of late, and it has some Japanese Beetle damage.  So, now we have to water a tree that lives in our yard, but doesn't particularly like our climate. Dalla continues to get me out of bed sometime between 05:45 and 06:30 every day.  She likes her morning walk, so when she has determined that I've slept enough, she starts smacking me with her front paws until I get out of bed and take her for a walk.  The joys of dog ownership know no bounds...