Dear Readers,

In observance of fall (or something), I'm going on vacation. Sorry.

What does this mean for you? Well, there won't be as many posts this week, so you'll have to find some other way to wile away the long, tedious hours that string together to form days, then weeks, then months, then years of these things known as lives. A few suggestions: you could take up crocheting, or cooking, or study The Secret, or work on that useless collection of yours. Or you could focus all of your energy on this photo of Paula Deen.

It's kind of like the blue happiness dot in the National Enquirer. If you gaze at Paula's face long enough, and really, really focus, you'll eventually get a "y'all" made out of solid gold. Or, you know, you'll go outside just to get away from her.

Don't worry. Regularly scheduled hating will resume on Oct. 7.