Farewell to France

Well, the 2007 Rugby World Cup is over, with the South African Springboks having been crowned champions. It has been an incredible tournament, and an incredible joy to watch Michael having so much fun. While covering sports is certainly not his forte and it will be wonderful to have him back to doing what he does best, these past three weeks have shown us a side that we usually never get to see on television, so I have to send out a big cyber thank-you out to The Powers That Be at CNN for sending him on this assignment, even though the Wallabies lost and he was freezing his... well, he was really cold on Friday!

I don't know whether we will see him at all for the next couple of weeks. He has that MEI conference at the end of the month, so hopefully between now and then he will get to do some actual off-the-clock relaxing before heading back to his rooftop "office." (But no worries, the TiVos are still running, just in case! Poor little things never get a vacation!)