It occured to me last night, as I was driving the long way around the city (in Mpls, we are all forced to drive the long way, thanks to the bridge collapse), heading home from my friend Army Girl's house, that I forgot to announce the start date of my shopping experiment. And as we learn in Contract Law for Real Estate, you need a start date and an end date. So here they are:
Start Date - Tuesday, August 28, 2007, 7:30 PM Central Time
End Date - Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 7:30 PM Central Time
So, Rule Number Nine: You need to set your own start and end dates, and the time in between needs to be one full year. Now hop to it.