hey everyone -- i'm just returning from a weekend away (details to follow, of course) and wanted to address something that's come up a bunch lately --
since i made the "i'm going to delete negative comments if i feel like it," i have deleted a total of ONE negative comment, and then apologized for that (i had misinterpreted its meaning). i haven't deleted anything else. not about me, and not to or from other posters here.
i'm not sure how to handle negativity towards/among posters, really.
and again, for the record, anytime you see the words, "This post has been removed by the author" it means the author of the comment has deleted it, not me.
in any case, i'm looking forward to sharing details (fun and joyous) of my brief trip (down memory lane)*!
*and i also thank serre for coming to my defense (she obviously did so with the best of intentions).