Could have been worse today, eh? Here’s your open line.

PS: a PR guy tells me the Seagrams whiskey people have declared today, July 7, as national dive bar day, which you are supposed to celebrate by ordering a Seagrams 7 and 7-Up in a dive bar. There’s a related event, even, in a LR dive bar not far from me with 7 and 7s on the house. Alas, any event that starts at 10 p.m. is after my dive into slumber. I’ll have 5 cups of coffee starting at 5 a.m.