Shucks -- if ever there was good evidence of my 'not keeping up' status at present, then these are two prime examples:
1) a new Normblog poll!!! How did I miss the Posterity Poll call? (Being overwhelmed by bloglines alerts would do it)
I will comment further on this in a separate post!
2) Lovely Persephone of Hades adds her name to the long list of alumni and associates of this blog (there have been others too!) who have been selected to grace the Normblog Profile list. Well done Persephone!!!