And why do I say that? Because there are at least two nasty things extant in my life today.
1) I have the kind of headache that I haven't recently had to endure. One-sided to the extreme, including a bright red ribbon of fire extending up from neck to my ear, and down from my neck to my left shoulder and arm. It's been beaten to a state of sullen inertia by pankillers, but it's still there, sitting on its little bench, glaring at me and running its thumb quite pointedly along the blade of a very sharp and undoubtedly far-too-efficient knife. Figuratively speaking, mind ....
2) I was just made aware of this particular piece of news, courtesy the Chicago Trib. The headache got worse.
Don't worry, though; at least one event today makes up a bit for the preceding nasties:
3) It's scarfman 's birthday. Have a happy natal day, and may your coming year be full of artistic fertility and fulfillment!