I’ve never been one of those people who thought that the people in the TV tube were speaking directly to me. That’s crazy. I mean, we have a flatscreen–how could anyone actually be in there?

But yesterday, I knew that Ben Stein (whom I’ve loved since the “Anyone?… Anyone?… scene from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) was talking to me during his CBS Sunday Morning segment yesterday. Somehow, Mr. Stein knows of my dog obsession and was sending me a message that it’s not only okay but right on for me to adopt a pup.

Thanks, Mr. Stein! Even though you’re preaching to the choir here.