Hi, y’all.

Christmas music has become inescapable. I’ll be honest that I’m not a big fan, in general. I haven’t lost the Little Drummer Boy game yet, but I have been subjected to Jonathan Coulton’s least favorite song. I wish I’d hear Tim Minchin’s modern classic in a store someday, instead. I’m not going to hold my breath.

Speaking of holding my breath, I’m starting to feel a little bit better. The flu is finally clearing up — not before I gave it to one of my best friends. I’m still taking it slow and not pushing myself too much, but I can see the light at the end of the very congested tunnel …

What’s on your mind? This is our latest open thread.