Hi everyone,

I've been busy with work in the last few weeks, so little update on my life. But I'm going on vacations next week and I'll be spending the week between Christmas and New Year in Mexico, with Mandy, Brooke, Jennifer, Meghan, Antony, and a few more friends. I got confirmation that Zuri WILL be in town while I'm gone. She may or may not be there when I return -- her plans were still pretty flexible. Ah well...

I haven't just been busy with work, though. I've also worked on implementing a system that I like to call Bloomin' Coins! This is something that I've been meaning to try for a while, and I hope you'll like it. Here's what it does:

  • We give you a special, personal link that you get your friends to click on.
  • Every time a UNIQUE friend (from his/her own UNIQUE IP address) visits this site, YOU earn a Bloomin' Coin!
  • Once you've got a few Coins, you can spend them and get some unique content that is normally reserved to Members.

Right now, because it's the Holiday Season and we're also testing it out, there are only six items in the shop -- all of them comic strips from the fine folks at PortalComic. And BECAUSE it's just a test and we want you to give it a shot, ALL items in the Bloomin' Shop are ONLY ONE COIN EACH!!!

Check out the menu bar above the comic, click on Bloomin' Coins, and get started!

And in case I don't get a chance to write another update before I leave, I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for visiting this place so regularly and faithfully. Your support makes everything worthwhile!

Happy Holidays!