Oh, hello babies. Yes, it's been quite long, and you have been beside yourselves wondering whatever has happened with the MONKEY's heart-attack, the MONKEY's recovery, and the MONKEY's flax-induced relapse. Yes, your concern was manifest, palpable, overwhelming. The MONKEY was moved by the outpouring of support, the clamoring of well-wishers, perhaps summed up most effectively by gardenface. Thank you, gardenface - the MONKEY's feeble, implanted baboon-heart is warmed by your sentiment.
But ah! And ho! And lo! The MONKEY is beside himself with glee today, for Washington state has given the finger to the Feds, and rejected implementing the federally mandated Real ID. Please give the MONKEY a moment to fling his tinfoil hat into the air, like a chimpanzee Mary Tyler Moore. Should more states continue to follow suit, the MONKEY may just fling so much clothing off that he'll be showing so much skin that you'll completely forget about Editor-In-Chief What's-Her-Face.