This is me, towering over the Boston Skyline, with my good friend the Gecko from you-know-who. No, I'm actually at the Lowell Folk Music Festival, trying to win free Gasoline at the Geico booth, because...well, because gas is expensive these days. Annie and I had a good time at the festival. We found a patch of shade in front of the Boarding House Park stage, and plunked ourselves down. As usual, I got many compliments on my retro Pirates cap. It's a good place to hang if you have an unusual hat, or whiskers that make you look like you just came home from the Civil War.