I am sitting at my computer in Washington, typing on our family computer while my two brothers watch Myth Buster in the kitchen. Certain herbicides can cause your pants to explode. Huh. The last few months have been an emotional roller-coaster. Quick story of the adventures of VJ and Lijie. Before leaving San Francisco, I had one more show in Las Vegas and decided to ask VJ (full name Van Joseph) to come with me. And of course, VJ and I had ourselves quite an interesting time in Vegas. If you're thinking gambling, booze, and naked people, you will be disappointed. It was more like one game of slot machine (I lost 25 cents), super-sized daiquiris, over priced henna tattoos (Eden...sigh), and sleeping at airports because hotel reservations fell through. Good times. VJ, you were a wonderful traveling partner and our next fine dining experience is on me! And now I'm back at home, and I feel like I'm on a short sabbatical, which is really nice. Really REALLY nice.