You look back into my archives at this time of year, and you will find a post from me every year mentioning how slow everything is. At first I bitched, and then I figured out that this is the time of year when students go home, and people travel away from their computers to visit family and such. And I've only (fairly) recently had tip jars, and donations drop to nothing, and I finally figured out that people were saving to spend on their families, and on the season in general.
I hate Christmas.
Things will begin to pick back up in February, maybe near the end of January, and maybe not until March or so. Depends on how scary the news is, and what kind of weather folks have to deal with, I think.
I have found that when people are throwing money into my hat, I tend to play more, and better, out of a sense of obligation, if not outright debt. No money? No obligation, and I can fuck off for a week or two. I have actually considered starting another 'clean' blog, and not telling anyone here, and just going there to frolic. Maybe later on, start a blogwar between me, myself, and I, just for grins.
I'm sure it has been done.
Anyway, enjoy your sloth. Enjoy being manipulated into traveling during absolutely the worst time of year to travel, and spending money you don't have on crap you don't need, and just forget little old me.
Just don't expect me to be here when you get back. I think maybe we should start seeing other people.
Oh, and Merry Christmas!!!