Blaaarrghhh! I have become quite ill. As is a virtual guarantee, the illness has struck during my winter break week. And here I was planning on electing to do nothing all week. Now I am forced to do nothing, except haul my ass to the doctor (where I was vindicated in my prediction that I don't have strep throat and, as such, nothing can be done for me) and run a circuit between CVS and the supermarket. Learn from my mistake: Never, EVER buy the Ricola "Green tea and echinacea" brand cough drops. They are as gross as they sound. In my defense, I had a head full of 'tussin when I made my purchase.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have a date with some soup.