So I let my EAA membership lapse after many, many years. I needed some varnish more right now than Sport Aviation magazine. I'll probably re-join whenever I feel like it. Happily, today in the mail I got a big brown envelope with the word "Approved!" stamped all over it! I have been approved to join!! Boy, I am so glad the EAA has carefully considered my background and no doubt thoroughly investigated me and found me suitable to be a member of this illustrious organization. "You're in as a member of EAA!" I didn't even have to pass any exams, physicals or have a credit check done. I'm in! Frankly, I find this kind of marketing exceedingly silly.