Hey. What's up? Hillary Clinton is being confirmed as Secretary of State today, so that's pretty cool. I think she'll do a good job. She obviously has a strong grasp of U.S. foreign (and domestic) policy, I think she's well-liked by many foreign heads of state (many of whom she has previously met during her time as First Lady), and I hope that she'll be able to work well with President Obama to repair some of the alliances with foreign governments that may have soured a bit over the last 8 years. Anyway, she's going to have her work cut out for her (we're getting ready to start pulling out of Iraq, there are ongoing tensions between Israel and the Palestinians in the Middle East, Russia and Iran both seem awfully twitchy and prone to sabre rattling, the war in Afghanistan continues, unabated, with complicity from forces in neighboring Pakistan, there's some nasty fighting going on in The Congo, and North Korea may be destabilizing as Kim Jong Il suffers from reported illness. And these are just some of the things I can rattle off the top of my head.) I wish Ms. Clinton the best of luck as she embarks on this new adventure. It's going to be a tough job, but I think she's up to the task.
Not too much else going on. My allergies haven't been as bad this season as they have some other years (BIG ol' knock on wood), but I'm still feeling some of the cedar fever and have been kind of feeling run down and worn out (in addition to some congestion when I lay down at night). I'll be happy when we get to about mid February and this stuff starts to subside.
Well, that wasn't much, but I had a long post yesterday, so maybe it all balances out.