The lack of livejournal postings or emailing can be attributed to forgetting the AC adaptor for my iBook despite otherwise egregious overpacking. I thought about buying a spare at the Apple store, but I'm glad to have survived almost a week on one charge.
I noticed them last weekend in Canada, but didn't give in to the Cadbury Creme Egg temptation until tonight. And now I've eaten two from the four-pack, which leads me to believe that I should've waited another week. This could get unhealthy, but yay sugar!