The Astros and I aren’t on speaking terms this morning, after they spent the weekend persistently underachieving against the team with the worst record in baseball. Demerits all around. No gold stars. No Mighty Mouses to be handed out today. But that’s not why I won’t be blogging much this week: I’m out of town, at a conference in the majestic hills of upstate New York. So being in the middle of beautiful nowhere (see picture at left–pretty, yes?) I’ll have limited internet access, limited time, and no place to watch Astros games. Yes, I might be missing The Rocket’s start on Thursday. Argh. But such is life. After all, there’s more to life than baseball (yes, Mama and Daddy, it’s still your daughter writing this).