I'm ego scanning; I figured with the time dif it's already my b-day over there. I've go 37 min. left before I become even more incredibly old than I already am; how this happened is a puzzle to me as I tried very hard in my 20's and thirties to wear it all out. It was a bad job, as I never managed to pick up any unhealthy vices.
Ego-scanning is probably a self explanatory term but it dates back to the days when SF fans belonged to APA's *Amateur Press Associations* in which each would contribute on a monthly, say, basis, and lots of folks would scan the issue first to see what other folks had to say to or about them.
The Internet has created so many new opportunities to ego scan! Ain't it grand!