I've gone back and forth over whether to participate in this year's edition of therealljidol, and I've decided that I'm just going to sit this season out. I just have so much going on right now, when it's so essential to meet the deadlines, so on and so forth, and I just don't feel that I can put in the necessary effort right now. I figure that if a good topic comes up I can always write my entry anyway, even if it's not being voted on, and there's always next year. I'll still be reading entries though, so for all of you who are participating this year, good luck, and most importantly, have fun!!