I have been to a Danish wedding now. The ceremony lasted twenty minutes; the reception, eleven hours. I have been told that this was a fairly short exemplar.

Monday, in a typical display of the effortless grace which characterizes all my interactions with the physical world, I dumped a glass of water into my laptop’s keyboard. This would appear to have busted something in the Windows partition, but happily, OS X still works fine. Dear 2006 Brendan: buying a Macbook was the right decision!