Apologies for the hiatus; Second Life ate my blogs.
I am, um, reprioritizing at the moment, and so I will try to post more regularly to at least one or two of the blogs, even if I can't quite manage all three.
In the meantime, David gave me a hookah for my birthday. It is officially the awesomest thing ever. I have not fired it up yet - I just ordered some rose-flavored tobacco and some coals and I can't wait to give it a shot. In the meantime, though, here are some pictures of it in its pristine state: