Topic: Lon has been kidnapped by gnomes!
The ransom is 37 cookies (well, actually 35 but Lon & I both want one).
Seriously, I got to talk with Lon for about an hour, and he's just finishing up the packing stage. He told me his 'net availability will most likely be down for at least a few days, so I told him I would inform everyone that he was kidnapped by gnomes. Yes, we have an odd friendship.
But he is well, he has been having fun with his sis's munchkins (he is taking umbrage at the 2 year old telling him how to do things ).
So he'll be back in a little bit, misses banning all of you, and will try to steal as many cookies from the gnome-nappers as possible.