Unexpected hiatus and return
aka ahaha I suck. Sorry, I expected to have replies ready to go before I went out of town for Christmas, but you know things are going to be interesting when you wake up and your husband's like, "Are you ready to go?" "Go where?" I asked. "Don't you remember, we're going to go see [friends from out of town]?"
So needless to say I spent more time away from the computer than I thought I would. Also there's a whole misadventure involving a cat's ear canal.
But I'll be replying starting tomorrow morning! YAAAY! /muppetflail