My much-loved niece, the Queen of Bad Television, is on her way at this very minute, on a bus from Washington D.C. to New York to spend her dental school mini break with us. She'll be here till next Monday and I'm excited to see her. I have a little idea in my head that if my daughter is off this weekend, we might even hop a plane to Chicago and hang out, the Normal family (inside joke), together again. Or else we'll just paint the town in New York. I'm in a house of mostly men these days, my husband and son and my son's friends. It will be nice to balance the scales with a little bit of woman company for a few days.