Dear readers, The following is a list of news items and announcements that need to be made in reagrds to this blog: 1) The Sandmonkey competition: Since people are still coming in with comments , I will still be open for submissions for 2 more days and then will take a day to choose the best comment (which is getting harder by the minute) and the winner will be announced by Wednsday the 30th. The runner-ups will each get a shiny nickle for their effort as well. And rememebr, there are no losers, but there can only be one winner. Hold on... 2) Oh Yeah, and the concerns raised by Twosret, Highlander and Prog. Craig ( I am sexist apparently) will be responded to sometime tommorow. I don't have the energy right now for a response to be perfectly honest. 3) I am very tired and stressed out. I have been doing a million things at once and have a ton of personal and professional pressure on me and I am stressed out to an extent you wouldn't believe. I am not wiped out yet, but very close to it. Now since I will have to deal with those issues, there will be very lite blogging for the next few days. It won't last forever, I won't dissappear on you, but I will stick to 1 or 2 posts a day instead of the usual..I dunno... 15? I am just letting you guys know that I am dealing with some stuff, and that there could be a day or two where I may dissappear. Don't Panic, I will be right back. Now, speaking of dissappearing bloggers.. 4) Please stop asking me where Ritzy is. For the last time, I have no idea where Ritzy Mabrouk is or why she dissappeared. I don't know where she is, where she lives or what her number is. We were not close. As far as I know she wasn't close to anyone and stuck to being totally anonymous (even ignoring interviews with the media) and stating some line about how "she only exists on the web". So yeah, I am just like you when it comes to her: I don't know shit about why she dissappeared. For all I know she could be on vacation, she could be bored with blogging, she could be in a coma or she even could be a guy who just got tired of pretending to be a woman. Who knows? All I know is that its highly doubtfull that she is incarcerated somewhere, because, honestly, if they were going to arrest bloggers she is not going to be the first. I can name a list of at least 10 others who would have to dissappear before she does and who are far more contreversial then her. So yeah, If I would venture a guess, I would have to say that her dissappearance is voluntary. Either way, I don't know. ok? That is all for now. Sandmonkey out!