(1) I have a great idea for a mystery short story. Yes, mystery. Probably that's an extension of my recent reading of Ellery Queen magazine and the novels of Janet Evanovich. So it's time to do some outlining and character development.
(2) The family dog decided today would be a great day to start shedding his winter coat. Every time I touch him, a blizzard of hairs flies into the air. I brushed about two pounds of fur off of him this afternoon.