The Beer: I think everyone is drinking heavily these days. Pick your poison.
The Bicycle: My daughter has rediscovered the joy of bicycling. Now, to set the hook. ;-)
The VRWC: Here is why polls mean nothing. Asking the uninformed for their opinion accomplishes nothing. Nobody with any knowledge of the subject believes we're headed for a new Great Depression. We'll struggle a little, but it will be fine. I'll just never be able to retire.