My friends, almost friends, just added friends, and soon-to-be friends:
I have no excuses other than I've been very busy fighting on Twitter and Google Plus - err... discussing important matters, I mean; also, got a book review dateline closing on me, started a new blog and I really don't know what I'm thinking but I might start yet another one, and my life is pretty much overwhelmingly stressful these days, some work-related annoyances and some feeling that time goes by so fast that I barely get to work and sleep. I know, I'm overreacting. Get to know me and you'll find out I do this a lot.
So if you messaged me lately and I didn't get back to you, get some comfort in knowing that I've done the same thing to everyone else. Okay, that didn't sound very reassuring, but please know that that's how I meant it.