One of the things I did not anticipate, years back when I started doing this (and there are myriads of such things) is that answering comments (which seems only polite) could take up so much time. And be so invisible to people looking at when the last post was. It's nice to have conversations going on, but given my so-called schedule (get up, start working, eat cereal, keep working, realize it's 2 pm or later and I haven't had lunch, grab something and keep working, realize it's time to fix something for supper and eat it, and after that keep working until finally my brain goes numb near or after midnight...) I can't deal with more than one at a time, really. One here, that is, because of my bold leap into blogging with the three topic-focused blogs, on top of this and the SFF.net newsgroup.
I thought Twitter would help, and it does, sort of, but then some people are upset that I'm not writing more "real" posts. (Some people, I think, do not work the hours I work. ) It does not help that everything LJ itself has done in the last couple of years has made my experience of LJ worse. (HEADERS--those miserable annoying eye-shattering headers they're so pleased with themselves about...and that now CHANGE every month or so. There's a reason I picked a visually quiet style. Those things distract me and I don't need distraction.)
But anyway--it's Thursday already. Our 80% chance of rain yesterday never materialized here, and although it's cloudy-gloomy this morning, I'm willing to place a small bet (two doughnuts) that today's 80% chance of rain won't materialize here either. However, it might land on the city, where I need to go to the blueprint place and the train station...but do not want to risk driving in a downpour and ending up in a flooded street. Especially not the underpass under tracks, which is a typical railroad underpass of the type that drowns cars and their occupants with a sudden rise of water.
Meanwhile, there's plenty of work to do here (always!) so I should quit hanging out online and go do it.