I really don't like to get caught saying anything bad about David Bowie, but he happens to be my ISP and his @#$%^&*! email servers have been stealing and withholding random messages for a week and then for the past approximately 72 hours now they haven't been allowing me to check my email at all - I just get an error message. It is EXTREMELY annoying. So if you've left me a comment anywhere that you're wondering why I haven't responded to, that would be why.
**update: now it's letting me access the servers again, but still withholding half my comment notifications. sigh.**