Hi readers! Just spent the morning at the ever-exciting emergency room. No worries -- simple flu/sinus infection combo. On a sad note, Bea Arthur died today. I LOVED Maude, loved it and it was an extremely formative television show for me -- brave, funny, and audacious. And one of the few shows that showed an independent woman over forty who was political, funny, and smart and unlike many actresses that age, could still move her face. I miss that kind of programming these days. Rest in peace, Bea!