I got Barack Obama's book The Audacity of Hope from the library today and have started reading it. I don't have much of a head for politics, but he makes his ideas very accessible thus far. I'm looking forward to reading more.
I've decided not to go visit my mom and brother in Florida until next April, when my mom will have time off work. She has time off in the summer, too, but there's no way I'm going to Florida in the summertime. I'll stay in the nice, cool Bay Area, thank you very much.