Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. I got my first speeding ticket ever tonight, on my way back from Savannah. I hadn't been in South Carolina for half a mile when the ever-vigilant S.C. Highway Patrol pulled me over. I place the blame for this squarely on Dearth, for jinxing me with talk of speeding tickets on Friday at lunch.

To Betsy's later astonishment, I didn't utter a single expletive. And no, mom, I wasn't going that fast.

Ah well. Time to talk to the fine folks at Valentine Research.