Sorry to have disappeared like that. We're digging out from under the chaos that was created during the great flu epidemic. I had to do things like laundry and grocery shopping--whee! Plus, I spent time playing games and watching tv instead of blogging. It happens. Something about illness in the house makes your brain go to mush. I never got the full blown flu, though off and on throughout the whole event, I felt draggy, sniffly, etc. Just never for more than a day. That's some immune system I've got.
The synapses are starting to fire again, so you may see something worthwhile here soon. Feel free to talk amongst yourselves and/or suggest topics for discussion in the comments. Grab a beer from the fridge. Make yourself at home.