If the blogrolling site is struggling, when you attempt to load this page you will see just a blank green page, and the little lying status indicator at the bottom of the page will say "done." If you wait till the attempt to load the blogroll fails (20 to 30 seconds) the rest of the page will load, and you will be rewarded with my golden prose.
Announcement #2: I owe you email. I know. I owe everyone email. Just as some people respond to being in debt by going out and spending money, I respond to being behind in my email by posting on my blog. When I fall silent here, I might be answering your mail. (then again, I might be catching up on the dishes.)