In case anyone's wondering what's become of me, I'm OK. I've just been very busy doing things that aren't connected to the Internet. Hopefully, that will change in a day or two. Meanwhile, there are plenty of good blogs in the blogroll. Check out some of them if you haven't.
For instance, you can check out this variation on the standard "we won't be posting much around Christmas time" post, which is where I found this illustration.