What else - Jack found a new video game to be interested in (Oblivion, I think?), and I jammed a fork tine into my hand; saturday night we ate at Rockefeller's by the water and I tasted some of my dad's fried flounder... and here's the kicker... I liked it. So maybe things *will* turn around for fish the way they did for shellfish for me.
I need to figure out how to get a half ton of slate that's sitting around in my parents backyard into mine in the form of a patio. :)