Keep calm and carry on, Insolently.

You might have noticed that I’ve been…preoccupied. I posted a “rerun” on Thursday, and yesterday I didn’t even post at all. That doesn’t mean that I don’t check in from time to time to see what you all are doing in my absence. That’s how I saw this comment from Dangerous Bacon (cool ‘nym, BTW—I’ve always wanted to mention that):

Hey, enough of this “I’m working on a grant application” excuse.

Orac needs to get back up to his mom’s attic and crank out some new posts.

Fear not. The grant has been submitted. On the other hand, I’m giving a talk next week in Missouri, and I have to put the slides together this weekend. Of course, that’s not nearly as stressful as a grant deadline; so things should be back to normal on Monday. In the meantime, carry on. Consider this an open weekend thread. Have fun!

Oh, and regular readers know I don’t produce the magical Insolence in my mom’s attic. I usually do it sitting on the couch with my laptop in front of the TV.

One last thing. It’s been brought to my attention that a certain highly annoying troll whom I recently banned has started his own blog. Given how, before I banned him, this guy flooded comment threads with dozens, if not hundreds, of posts of pure blather, I figured that it would be remiss of me not to give him the opportunity to have people who don’t agree with him tell him where he’s gone wrong.

On second thought, it’s probably not worth it. Besides, Keir Liddle has already taken care of defending me while I was distracted by last minute grant submission scrambling. In any case, early next week, there might well be something posted either here or at my other not-so-super-secret blog (or both) that will give our troll something that will really get him annoyed. 🙂