Haven’t had time to catch up on the D Empire’s blog offerings? Been waiting ever-so-patiently for me to do so? Okay. SideDish tells the tales of cheese tastings, broken hips (get well soon, Kent), and Chris Ward going sous vide. Candy at DallasDirt has been all over Bush Gate, as in, the gate the Bushes want on Daria Place, and (natch) some Eleanor Mowery Sheets news. ShopTalk is still abuzz about Golden Globes, the Octagon workout, and (sniffle) Tiecoon’s closing. D Home goes trend-hunting and comes up doily. And Overheard has word on a suspected group of juveniles using baseball bats without the expressed written consent of Major League Baseball on a bunch of parked cars in UP.