Derrier planted on the burgundy couch, twenty past midnight on a rainy Thursday, slightly rancid from tonight's men's league game, watching the last period of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks/Colorado Avalanche game with the sound turned down, not for the benefit of sleeping neighbors (I don't even think they're home), but so I can listen, incessantly, to Loituma, a Finnish vocal quartet that, thanks to a posting on a message board I frequent, has bored into my skull. Shared pain is lessened, shared joy increased.
If you prefer, there's an equally catchy dance remix and, should you like, a video.
Don't say I didn't warn you.
Post Scriptum. I very nearly forgot to congradulate Ed and Linda on their excellent news. Here's to the three of you.