I'd like to say "and better than ever", but that's probably being overly optimistic. I am, however, more or less recovered from the horrible malady that had me in its grips for several weeks. Actually I've been mostly recovered for a week (12 pounds lighter, I might add), but I've been milking the whole sick excuse while I deal with finals and a weekend at the in-laws. Finals are not yet over, but I'm back from the in-laws (with all my luggage, despite USAirways best efforts to the contrary). I still have three papers and a presentation due before I'm done with the semester, though, so I'm going to hold off on any big entries until then. Look for one maybe Tuesday. Feel free to bug me if I don't follow through on that offer.
I'd also like to say thanks to all the folks that sent me get well wishes. While some of you folks have left comments in the past, for the most part, the only evidence I have that I'm not just typing into the void is the slowly advancing hit counter, and its hard not to wonder sometimes how many of those folks who wander here from Google searches or random Blogger links show up, mutter something along the lines of "What the heck is this crap?" and wander off, never to return. The number of well-wishing e-mails I've gotten has been amazing, enough to make me all gooey and sentimental, if Evil Fruit Lords were prone to such things (we're not). I've also seen a steady increase in the amount of traffic, probably in part due to the fact that two of you, Suebob of Snackish and Stephanie of The Daily Vegetable, have been kind enough to link to this site on their own very-worth-visiting sites. While I'd initially told my self I was only going to put strictly fruit-related links in the sidebar, these are great sites and nice people, so I'm making an exception.
Anyway, look for a resumption of real posting later this week, and wish me well on my papers and presentation (QTL mapping in polyploids...fun!). I'll see you soon.