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This strip is dedicated to whoever came up with spring cleaning. Bleah. Spring Cleaning. I remember dreading April and May when I was a kid. Mom would bring out the boxes to package and throw stuff away and my brother, sister and I would run for the hills, or at least other houses. The thing is, I'm such a packrat. I keep everything. I've been better about it this year because I'm sharing space again in my room. Next year, when I have my own room, I'll put little spelunker hats by the doorway so that people can find their way around.

Anyway, on the other strip idea... Sil and I've been so incredibly busy lately. But you don't want whining, you want comic strips. So we made one about it.

I think I deal with stress pretty well. I hermit up and go to work, but the problem is, I can't always stay focused enough to finish (yeah, some hermit I am). Sil deprives herself of sleep. Bigtime.

K, song time (you guys love these!)

She's an Angel by They Might Be Giants

I met someone at the dog show
She was holding my left arm
But everyone was acting normal so I tried to look nonchalant
We both said "I really love you"
The Shriners loaned us cars
We raced up and down the sidewalk twenty thousand million times

Chorus: Why did they send her over anyone else
How should I react
These things happen to other people
They don't happen at all, in fact
When you're following an angel
Does it mean you have to throw your body off a building
Somewhere they're meeting on a pinhead
Calling you an angel, calling you the nicest things

I heard they had a space program
When they sing you can't hear, there's no air
Sometimes I think I kind of like that and
Other times I think I'm already there
Gonna ask for my admission
Gonna speak to the man in charge
The secretary says he's on another line
Can I hold for a long, long time
I found out she's an angel
I don't think she knows I know
I'm worried that something might happen to me
If anyone ever finds out


listen to this song - removed for space reasons

Geek Notes: The XML/XSL application is almost done! I've got the stylesheets working, almost. All I need to do now is program the Java wrapper that will update the XML and run the stylesheets. Also, I've having this strange problem with a CDATA section in my XML that has code. For some reason, all the ">"'s and "<"'s are being translated to $lt; and $gt; entities. Once I fix that... I'll be ready to make the wrapper.

-Kip, the XSL afficionado