Frank (and Gracie the large, benevolent dog) are in the Times today. He talks about working the language, but sadly you don't get to see the great hand gesture he usually makes when that topic comes up.
Happy birthday to Jen and Buddha (Japanese tradition). Outside it is gray and wet as you please. Weather.com says it will get seriously nice in a couple of days, but it has been saying that for the past month. It lies like a knave.