On my way to work this morning it was snowing a little, and had been for a while, and I got an unprecedented opportunity to observe the drive shaft configurations of the cars passing me. (IE, which set of their wheels was spinning while the other stayed put.) Looks like the tire places are going to have a banner weekend, assuming that these people don't get into car crashes on the highways while getting there. Tires are one thing I hope you all don't hold out on - I bet a lot of the people I passed this morning greatly wished they'd had un-bald tires.
On another subject, my supervisor stopped by and remarked to me, "You're 22, right? Would you donate a kidney to your 72-year-old grandpa?" When it comes down to cold calculations, it probably doesn't make sense for most people to do that when the ages are what they are. But for me, my grandfather is currently 93 years old - so if I had been 22 when he was 72, he would still be alive when I was 43. Having your grandfather around to see your own kids grow up seems like a worthwhile trade for one kidney. Hey, you have two anyway. Would I do that? Probably not now at my grandparents' current ages, but if they were in their early 70's I'd definitely do it. Would you do it?