I need to finish this last leg of my dissertation and have made the New Year's resolution to abstain from procrastinating on the Internet. I'll be back in about six months with hopefully a more positive attitude and a bunch of cynical stories to share. Wish me luck.
ETA (01/23/14): Last year, this blog made $127.55 through affiliate linking. Once I receive payment, it will be going to the Oregon Dachshund Rescue in the name of Readers of Assembled Hazardly. Thanks everyone! My pup Dieter, an ODR graduate, appreciates all the great help.