First things first: regarding yesterday's 'diatribe' (as a good friend/reader of mine so pleasantly called it)...
It's an Old West standoff, kids. Not sure which of us is packing the bigger pistol of logic, or is it just my pride refusing to cave in? Either way, we're all pretty good shots so maybe we should put away the Colts and go have a beer instead. I'm shouting the first round, even.
Seriously, though, the comments were all taken to heart and reflected upon. In a bizarre way, it's nice to be thought of enough to have people write me...to so strongly encourage me to reassess my reasoning. Even though I'm not saying I'm wrong or even that I agree with most of what's been tossed my way in the last 24 hours, I still got that warm and fuzzy feeling.
And hey, on the plus side: I paid off one of my college loans today. I'm pretty poor until the next payday, but that's one more down to having all the bills (except the other college loan) paid in full by the end of this year. Give a girl a break.