I'm home for the weekend, and the pond koi have doubled in size since June. And there are cats! My sister just had an otoplasty yesterday (ear surgery so her ears don't flare out to the sides, my mom had that done when she was 5). She has to wear these ear cups and a head bandage for a week. I was nice enough to avoid telling her she looks like an elf with earmuffs. My dad thought she looked kind of like Princess Leia. Hmmm, elves and Star Wars... you can tell we're geeks. Anyway, Katie seems to be in quite a bit of pain, but that's what the drugs are for. If she takes enough of them, she'll feel no pain... or anything else, for that matter.