Just wanted to touch base here, to let anyone who cares know that I haven't died, despite my total absence over the last couple weeks: I've had the flu! Which took me completely by surprise, it being April and all – flu is bad enough all by itelf, but try having it when all the trees are in the middle of procreation season, spewing their yellow-green pollen EVERYWHERE. I'm not allergic to tree pollen, but when the air is thick with it, it's hard for ANYONE to breathe; when that "anyone" also happens to be asthmatic, AND have the flu... well, it's been sounding like a TB ward around here lately.
I am somewhat on the mend; still coughing to try and clear my lungs of all the excess caused by both the flu and all this damned pollen, but definitely getting better. Hopefully I'll soon be able to get back to lambasting the Smoke-Nazis and the Tobacco Control Cartel.