You know what makes me feel a little queasy, and causes me to lose faith in my fellow man? The fact that spammers would not send out spam if it didn't sometimes work. There are ACTUAL PEOPLE clicking those stupid things and handing over money. I know this observation has been made before, but it keeps hitting me afresh.
And speaking of spam, I was looking idly to see if an email I was hoping for had maybe gotten stuck in the spam filter, and I found FOUR non-spam emails in there. FOUR! Two containing time-sensitive questions! And that's just in the last month: spams get deleted automatically after 30 days, and I had TOTAL FAITH so I NEVER CHECKED! How many people have I appeared to TOTALLY SNUB over the last year and a half? AAAAAAAAAGH!
And I can't even say, "If I haven't gotten back to you, it's my spam filter's fault," because sometimes I do take kind of a LONG TIME to answer, and I HAVEN'T been answering emails for the new baby name site but have just been tucking them all aside for later use. Well, how about this: if you have been thinking, "...Hey, why hasn't she answered my email?" (unless it's for the baby-name site, because so far I'm not answering those, just saving them), it wouldn't hurt to re-send your email. And I'll start checking the spam filter more often.
Also, look how Henry sucks his fingers:
I'm just going to start saving for braces now. No sense waiting.
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