captain's log: I had to stop at an unnamed port on my journey to pick up a new crew. they've all proven themselves worthy of the harsh conditions they will no doubt endure while on future voyages, and so are a fine group of scallawags and scoundrels. The battles on the school front have been trying; consuming time and energy, and definitely testing my patience as i am unaccustomed to this torturesomely slow paced world of meticulous working. Things on the dear jane front are going well. so far we've just been practicing so we can get our new material ironed out, but future gigs are in the works. That's all for now. Until our next adventure . . .