LIFE: Just got back from the longest vacation I've ever taken, a week in Flaggstaff, AZ with my family for Christmas. A grand time was had by all and beyond the train home being 6 hours late picking us up due to a mud-slide in California, completely drama and complication free. If you're going to be in Flaggstaff, I wholeheartedly recommend staying at the Little America Inn. It's a great place on a huge forest plot and doesn't cost any more than your standard Motel 6 or whatnot. Also, used bookstore lovers should definately stop at Bookman's, one of the best used book stores I've ever been in. I picked up 5 new books there (including Foucoult's Pendulum for my aunt who just got done reading The Da Vinci Code for her book club). As a result of that shopping spree and a lot of extra reading time, I'll have a couple of new book reviews coming soon (the awe-inspiring Singularity Sky by Charlie Stross, Bird by Bird by Anne Lamont, and maybe Gun, With Occasional Music by Jonathon Lethem if I finish it by tommorow).