We haven’t had an open thread in a while, so here we go. The heat across most of the nation is unbearable, so blogging in air conditioned splendor is fairly attractive right now. The temperature reached 100 degrees today at around 2:30 PM in Pontiac, Illinois as the family and I were driving back from Springfield, Illinois. Thursday we will have more of the same. Friday the temperature is expected to plummet all the way down to 90! Time to dust off the winter coat!