despite a double-shot of coffee in the middle of the day, you still can't keep your eyes open. I'm having one of those days. I've had a mild cold since Friday-ish -- but the post-nasal drip has my throat so sore I'm not sleeping well, and all the high-altitude fun yesterday has doubled the muffling effect in my ears from the congestion, despite taking a decongestant several times a day. I keep trying to "pop" my ears, but only the left one is cooperating. I think I'd rather have the flu, then no one would expect me to be functioning and I could just sleep all day. Colds have a way of making you feel crummy AND guilty, because you're not so sick you can't function, but you're not functioning like you need to. And now my voice is like a whiskey baritone... without the whiskey, and a trifle tone deaf.