The weather really has been crazy. I'm really tired of this global warming -- it's just too cold for me. So I went to The Philippines for some great weather, and it was cloudy and threatening rain most days -- and then a record Typhoon Ondoy dropped a record amount of water on Saturday. I was lucky that I wasn't caught in it. But my friends were on their way to Manila and got stranded in Bulacan. I had to send them money through the pawn shop system to fix the van that needed repairs after she tried to drive it through the flood and the hotel. And so it's been raining a lot ever since I left. And it's been cold and raining a lot here in St Louis. I thought last Thursday was almost as much rain as Ondoy. I just haven't had time to think much about glucomannan. Today is at least dry and sunny, but still too cold for early October. Where is Indian summer?