I'm almost back home from BlogHer, so I'll give the full report tomorrow.

Still in this insane swamp of nastiness with Verizon. It fascinates me that they seem to delight in telling me I shouldn't have given the old phone to charity. Not that companies need to be actively philanthropic themselves, but you'd think they wouldn't be so publicly against helping out battered women.

I realized that the worst part of last week's travel debacle for me was knowing that I'd violated my number one rule of travel: Never check your bag.

Do you all have hard-and-fast travel rules? They can deal with kids or not. And don't restrict yourself just to air travel if you've got other rules.