(Sorry if you just got a blank post...the keyboard and I are having some issues)
They've made a slight change to Google Reader. Up until now, it's always just had a total count of 100+...and then last week I reeled in the face of 342 items unread. Ouch. Apparently they've decided to make it so we can figure out exactly how many items are waiting for us.
I try, usually rather unsuccessfully, to keep my "to read and comment upon" list to under a hundred. Now I'm not sure if I feel more or less overwhelmed. And then there is the curious part of me that goes "well, but what if I'm gone for a weekend, will it be 1000+ or will it be 1438?"
I'd rather not find out.