Friends, I have been so busy lately that I almost missed the blog's eighth anniversary today. Please forgive me! The site may have fallen by the wayside in recent months, but I promise I haven't forgotten it. I've been a lot less frequent with flickr postings as well, but I hope you're keeping up with my content over there in the meantime. Thanks, as always, for reading -- especially those of you who have been around since the very beginning -- and have fun exploring the retail world wherever you are!