1. I meant to mention this last week, but the Tour de France has started. I’ve caught some coverage every year since Indurain won his final tour, but none yet for this year. I’ll have to catch up on Sunday; in the meantime, I’ll pretend I’m winning the polka dot jersey when I ride up the hill from work.

2. Toby was “talking” (prrrit! prrow! mrrrow?) to something last night at midnight, and since he’s usually very quiet at night (until 5:00 a.m., that is), I got up to investigate. He was in his veranda and outside a little black cat with round eyes and a collar was visiting–it was Jenny Linsky!