Despite all of the snow that was piling up on March 8, 2008, my son and I ventured into the village. Fortunely my full-figured North American sedan, with All Wheel Drive, did not have any problems mastering the snow. The careful eye will notice that I have a personalized license plate featuring the letters "XML". I cannot claim any foresight getting this plate before anyone else because my wife got it for me as a gift. When her friends queried her on whether this was a suitable gift for a spouse her answer was one I have repeated often: "You don't understand. It's really cool - if you're a geek!"