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Hallo! That's German for "I haven't checked my email in a week." Many a trend piece has been written about Americans' reluctance to take vacations. (The flip side of this, noted in the Sunday Times, is that they're going on vacation just totally buck naked.) Most are afraid of losing their jobs. Some are afraid of falling behind. Others have trouble letting go of what's happening back at the office. This does definitely happen, as evidenced by the actual angst I felt that people were covering Ryan Adams's blog without me. But it's OK. I dealt with my feelings by drinking many beers on the subway, totes legally. And it was good.