No, it's not for me. But as I'm sure you've noticed, I've been largely AWOL the last few weeks, and am likely to be blogging sparsely until the end of October. You see, I'm working on two projects, one of which involves about six brand-new processes that involve everyone on the project, and none of us really knows our way around them. So things are crazy -- like 14-hour day, 7-day week crazy. If we manage to deliver on time, I should have time to exhale sometime around Halloween.
So I'm grateful for my wonderful co-bloggers, who never fail to step in without being asked when they notice I'm just not around. So if I haven't thanked them yet (and shame on me that I haven't), I'm doing it now, in public: So, thank you, thank you, thank you, my dear friends.
Of particular note is our friend jurassicpork, who never fails to step in and spew his inimitable bile -- the bile that makes him one of the Great Curmudgeons of Blogtopia (™ Skippy
). If you have visited his own blog, Welcome Back to Pottersville
, over the last few years, you know that JP is one of the millions of casualties of the Great Recession. Every month for Mr. & Mrs. JP is a nerve-wracking roller-coaster ride of juggling finances to try to get through another month without living in their car. I'd pay JP a regular wage for writing if I could, but the reality of blogging is that it just doesn't pay all that well, even for those who make something of a living from it (the Great Orange Satan notwithstanding). Even bloggers with far more traffic than we have; bloggers who regularly appear on television, resort to the occasional bleg. So that's what I'm doing here. Our readers might not be numerous, but they're lively and they're loyal, and I'm asking you to help out one of our own here.
Please don't use our donate button for this, though if you do, be aware that it'll be transferred to JP. Instead, click on over to his place
and hit the donate button there.