Your brain is very tired
Backlinking Machine Force Five: You can read the first Vignette story here, and the second one here. You can also see the first appearance of the nefarious Grrbil gang here, but as with most pre-Noosehead comics, you don't really need to read it in order to understand what's going on now. Bam!
Gerbils are such bizarre, industrious little creatures. No other animal on earth takes digging and chewing as seriously as a gerbil does, even though sometimes they kind of lose track of what they're doing. You can see what I'm talking about in this video that Claire took of our two.
I've started playing that evil Brain Age game. I don't really understand why it's fun, but it is. Hopefully it will also help improve my atrocious mental math skills. The game does have a few problems -- particularly the voice and writing recognition, which hears my "blue"s as "black"s and reads my "b"s as "L"s -- but it was certainly worth the $20 asking price. I wish more developers would create smaller-scale, lower-priced software for consoles and handhelds. I mean, not every game needs to be a 200 hour, $50+ epic. It's neat to get a quick shot of something different and entertaining for only a few bucks.
Right now, my brain age is 43. Claire's is 31. I don't think I'm ever going to hear the end of it!