The best thing about Amanda's fiance Mike is how good he is to her. But a real close second is how smart he is. It's going to make her happier in the long run to have someone who is an equal. My feeling about high intelligence don't seem to be mainstream. I don't feel it is anything to be proud of, either in yourself or in your children. My stock answer to any compliments on my children's brains has been to say that I had nothing to do with it - tell me that they are nice human beings and I will feel very proud, but God hands out brains and beauty and only a fool thinks that God gave him brains because He liked him best. If you chose to, you may now begin making a list of all the incredibly intelligent people who you would hate to have around on a regular basis. For me Hugh Hefner is a must on that list.
Why am I rambling on like this? Because my heart isn't really in it today. Tillie didn't recover. This is the first time in over 20 years I haven't been owned by a cat. It just doesn't feel right.