Apologies for the radio silence here. I've been back for a week now, and I still haven't posted. While waiting for my plane at Philadelphia airport, I tried to write a post about my stay in the US, but it came out all rambling and I never finished it. Then I had to plunge right back into my day job, while still suffering from jetlag. That sure was fun.
Instead of trying again to write that post and having it be a little less than fresh, I'll just be lazy and point you to Aggie's newspost about it. It's short, well-organised, comes with a silly photo, and she mentions that I look hot, which you wouldn't believe if I told you so myself, so referring to her post is a win-win solution for me.