As some of us eagerly eat waffles and pancakes today and tomorrow in the traditions of our ancestors, as it were, it might be worthwhile to point out that some of us tend to fast from posting on (or, shock, even reading!) Internet/Usenet boards, fora, blogs and the like during Lent. I remember noticing the absence of certain people at those places during this coming time of year, so I thought I would alert Chowdom that some people will probably be absent again (and this year I will be among them). Perhaps this will make room for some new regulars, as it were. Peace.