Wow, thanks for the intro, Ethan! I confess that I've been keeping tabs on soapbox for a few months now, but haven't taken the initiative to get in touch with Nathaniel and learn how to log on. Thanks to Mike's thesis defense, I had the opportunity to introduce myself to Nathaniel, which I did with remarkable poise and grace.
Anyway, I look forward to posting frequently and commenting regularly. I can't wait to choose my categories! Also, I had a fabulous time at Brian's wedding, and if you want to hear more about it you should talk to Tim (totally sober), to me (mostly sober), to Joel (OK!?!), or to Chris (...).