Illustration: Digital Fog
*Sadly, it doesn't seem as though Stebbijo/Your Choice is having a good Christmas season here. (HBO to Stebbijo: Hang in there, gal; a lot of us in the North Idaho blogosphere appreciate your work and outlook.)
*JBelle/Notes From the 'Kan EWA (yes, our own JBelle) posted a wonderful reminiscence of a little girl who grew up to be the daughter of the next mayor of Spokane here.
*Cis Gors/From A Simple Mind has had it up to her with the political correct set that disses patriotism and religious leanings here.
*Eagle-eyed CDADave/Thin Air didn't miss that juxtaposition on the two front-page stories Thursday, featuring Duane Hagadone's gazillion-dollar renovation of The Coeur d'Alene Resort and the Christmas Fund for the area's poor here.
*Bill McCrory/Whitecaps was shaken by that New York Times article today that reported that George Bush allowed the National Security Agency to spy on Americans in search of terrorist activity here. (BTW, Matt Drudge reported earlier today that the NYT failed to mention that there's a possible book promotion tied to the story's publication here.)
Also, Family Phil lists 5 weird things his kids do here, Bre/To Blog Or Not To Blog is inspired by the Granatis to tell you a little A-to-Z about herself here (BTW, Bre, I also sleep with the fan on), and His Bobness is hoping to interest hot, rich "chubby chaser" chicks with that bare tummy shot of his here.