Officially on vacation, which I'm celebrating with a Taddy Porter and a Sierra Pale, in that order. I'm ensconced in the bookroom listening to an '80s station. "50 thou a year will buy a lot of beer" goes the lyric to the song The Future's So Bright (I Have to Wear Shades) but 50 thou ain't what it used to be. An inflation calculator says that 1985's $50K is 2009's $100K. Never reference money in a song lest you date yourself.