There's something about J-land... perhaps I should say about the Internet as a whole... that I don't quite understand.
I've seen people say this in their journals: "I am so behind on my journal reading; I have 2,455 alerts."
OK, maybe they didn't say they had that many, but that's beside the point. Folks, do NOT feel like you have to read my journal. It's pure drivel. There is nothing important in this blog. If you miss out on reading an entry, I don't mind, and you need not lose any sleep over it. The world will keep turning. Bush will still be president when you wake up tomorrow. The sun will come up and the seasons will change.
It's the same with e-mail. I hear (or see) someone say, after being gone a few days, "I have 967 e-mails to read; I don't know when I'll find the time."
What, you don't have a delete button? I have never in my life received any e-mail that was life-altering, or even important (unless it contained a picture of a grandchild). I do check to see if there's e-mail from my Georgia son, but other than that, I delete the whole mess if I've been on vacation. Let's get real here: if there was something important, people would call me on the telephone!
End of rant. Have a nice week.