Many of you have asked which magazine's going to be publishing the almost-nudie pix. I'll announce it closer to publication, provided I'm happy with how the piece and the pictures turn out. If I'm not happy, I'm just going to pretend that the whole thing never happened.

Meanwhile, my sister and my grandmother are visiting, and the light in the downstairs bathroom burned out and that the bulb broke. "I'm going to take a raw potato and stick it up there to see if I can get the bulb out," my mother said.

Am I wrong to have serious doubts about home-repair initiatives that start with the phrase "I'm going to take a potato?"