Have you seen this? Apparently, this guy Jacob lost a bunch of weight and pledged to himself that he'd finish the Boston Marathon. It's no spoiler to tell you that he did...and DEAD LAST, nine hours later. He joked that the Kenyans were already back in Africa celebrating as he crossed the Finish Line...and as of 4:45 this morning, he had eight pages of positive, encouraging comments from fans.
EXPLANATORY NOTE: Last night, my heart ached after watching the news...the hospitalized Virginia Tech kids, a package of insane hate sent to NBC's Rockefeller Plaza, the preacher's wife beginning her murder trial, a string of local burglaries, and the lead story, a three-car wreck on Buffalo Gap at about 6:45 last night caused by a (possibly alcohol-impaired) woman going 80 miles an hour. (Guess who else was on Buffalo Gap road last night at 6:45? Just ten blocks in the other direction, and she might have hit "Miss Kristy," on her way to photograph kindergarteners for our package to Kenya...)
And the thought of the upcoming 2008 campaign Media Onslaught? Yikes. Mud slinging. Posturing. Posing. Criticizing. Hilary. Sniping about John Edwards' $400(?!) haircuts. Debates. Dread.
It was hard for me to get to sleep...and then I didn't STAY asleep. (Personal problems didn't help the situation.)
WARNING: So anyway...be prepared to get lots of Happy News from me...like the blog above. And cute pictures from Flickr. And funny YouTubes. And NetFlix recommendations. (I just returned _Seven Up/Seven Plus Seven_...two good documentaries on one DVD. _Les Choristes_ was amazing. I bought two happy movies recently, too: _Danny Deckchair_ and _Bride & Prejudice_!)
Taking a break from bad news,