I have gained a few things: most notably, experiences and pounds. I have in my possession hard evidence that globetrotting, drinking, and eating at weddings, conferences, birthdays, and anniversaries for a month straight will result in having a good time and putting on a lot of weight.
The Brewers are cruising into the playoffs nicely, and on the drive home from Door County today I listened to the post-postgame show on WTMJ. I never really listen to sports talk radio, but I found one that was solely devoted to the Brewers was an option not to pass up. Result: disappointment. It was just a bunch of dudes saying a variation on “The Brewers are terrific! Nothing can stop us now!”
I still listened for about 45 minutes before I turned it off.