I'm doing this a little after 1 AM, figuring, again, it would be easier to type all this once and send people to it rather than repeat myself over every message board and mailing list I've ever participated in.
Yep, the forty days are over, I did the four-hour Easter Vigil, I am cleared for takeoff. Cyanide Fish is back in action. And believe me, nobody is happier about this than I am. I will confess, I did slip up once when I glanced at a mesage board for the length of one post, but outside of that, I have been pretty much deaf, dumb and blind to the goings on out here in Webland. I had to get everything second hand, from what people told me (or, sometimes, forwarded to me via email.) By the last few days, I was literally counting the hours until I could get back on again.
Do I regret doing it? Not in the slightest. There is nothing like exile to make you more aware of the things you used to take for granted. I learned how invaluable the Web has become for me in terms of information and connection. And I learned that the friendships I've made through these electronic connections were indeed more than just words on a screen, when I had the chance to meet many of the people I've been typing at in person, at the various Duran shows. (You know who you are. And you all ROCK!)
Would I do it again? Not on your life. I'll probably be more conscious of the time I spend out there surfing the electric waters, but ain't no way I'm giving it up again.
I'm going to load up this page now and then have a look around to see what I've been missing. Love to one and all.
Good Night and God Bless,