The Beetle had been donated to the Elder Niece and it admittedly looks better on her than me:
(she's not really that pale)
Dominican Republic had been visited with friends for a week the middle of Feburary. I made additional friends while there:
(working on my island beard and, apparently, my island double-chin)
Extra work at work and extra music at home has kept me from socializing. This has been a long period off the blog, Twitter, and G+. Nothing of value lost?