My motto today: when the “to do” list gets too long, go shopping. One might come home with a few things that aren’t totally necessary, but who doesn’t need a PrAna dress in two different colors than will look great in the local market and at a backyard parillada and hiking the Inca Trail. That’s what I thought. Thank you to my well connected friend who got me a pass to the Columbia Employee Store. And thank you to REI for issuing the dividends last week. It’s like free money.