congrats to soumya and sarath on their engagement! (i know they don't read this; this is mostly an announcement for anyone that may not know of the big news) i'd just like to point out that this makes us OLD AS ALL HELL.
also, i'd like to welcome back whitney (3rd reader of shaliniland) who is now reading us from freiburg, deutschland (shalini does a quick i'm-read-internationally-dance) and welcome will (4th reader) from echannels (where i work). i promise to make your shaliniland experiences as painless as possible (after this quick induction ceremony).
and whoever keeps sending me profiles from indianmarriages.com to read, had better stop. or else. <insert vicious threat and magical ability to figure out who is sending anonymous emails through indianmarriages.com here>