After two posts I set up to 'post ahead' didnt, I visited the oh so poorly run Google Blogger Help .. and asked WTF was up and here's the reply (which amazingly I got after a mere hour!)
Bilal Aslam has posted an answer to the question "Post Ahead Not Working":
Scheduled posts are officially not working so you don't need to worry, take it easy. Blogger team would definitely fix that soon.
I have to wonder how condescending he would have been if my question had been phrased more like a pissed off New Yawker vs the nice way I did pose it.