First thing first: How are we doing on the smitings?
I had given ample opportunity for smitage: I flew from Portland ME to Columbus OH in January, then drove back across New York (during a Lake Effect snowstorm I'll add!) and didn't even have anything that can remotely be construed as a smiting. Not a bruise, not a bump, not a fender-bender or so much as a hangnail.
Now, when I did get home, Mom tells me that she had her whole @%$#^ church praying for my safe return. Well that's just wonderful.
So, did anyone else get smat upon in my stead? Let's check in, please.