Submitted to my boss. Something tells me my Pièce de résistance isn't going to look nearly as spectacular to me in the morning...
And for those keeping count at home (which I fully recognize is only me) - 541 words; eight paragraphs; 17 mentions of my state's name (which interestingly enough matches the "number" of my state, in the order it was admitted to the union); one use of the phrase "death knell"; and two ellipses (my favorite punctuation mark). Oh - and 2.75 glasses of wine. Not measured in ounces.
Night all. Thanks for a safe place to ramble!
[This message edited by stroppy_wanadoo at 12:09 AM, June 11th (Wednesday)]