visa decided to call my home and check on my strange purchasing habbits - I have been in 5 countries in the past 5 days - and my wife gave me a call to inquire if I had spent almost $1500 on a pair of shoes. even though I explained that it was two pair, I don't think that it made her very happy. more to the point, it is going to be difficult to keep her from going out and spending the rest of my 2004 bonus.
on another interesting note - I am sitting in an outdoor cafe in Budapest, smoking a monticristo no 2 torpedo (and not from the dominican republic), and listining to a nice street treo playing chamber music, while surfing on my treo. life is pretty good.