I'm sitting here trying to shake lose a particularly recalcitrant kidney stone. The venison chili is hours away from ready, and the ersatz radlers I'm drinking in an attempt to flush the damn thing (Miller Lite and some kind of vile artificially sweetened instant lemonade!) don't in any way compare favorably to the ones I had in Berchtesgaden this summer. This ain't my first rodeo, but man this one is getting on my nerves. I'd like to get it out so I could get a good night's sleep and I wish I had planned ahead a little better and gotten something to eat before I rendered myself unsafe to drive. Anyway, if anyone has some good stories to pass the time, I'd love to hear them.