First, if you have any interest in speaking to me (that probably rules out a majority of you) and you have a high speed internet connection, you should get skype. It's an online (Swedish!!!)* internet telephone service that allows you to talk to other skype members for absolutely free, even in Australia. You sit at your computer to talk, and if your computer is less than 4 years old, it probably has a built-in microphone, so it requires nothing else than that you spend 5 minutes downloading skype. (If your computer doesn't, all you'd need is a cheap set of earphones with a microphone.) The quality is on par with a regular telephone, and it allows freedom of motion because you do not have to be holding something to your ear or attached to a cord. You can even bake muffins and talk if in the vicinity of your computer (see below). My user name is britta.ingebretson.
Second, we're holding a muffin recipe competition in search for the perfect muffin. If you feel strongly about your favorite muffin recipe, e-mail it to me or send it to me through comments. May the best muffin win!!
*now headquartered in Estonia.