1.) Bad run on an extra cold day.
2.) Good friend in town.
3.) Acute Bronchitis (self-diagnosed . . . what? you wanna pay for heath insurance?)
4.) A cough that just won't quit.
5.) A road trip to DC.
6.) AWP (writer's conference).
7.) Kick-a panels and readings all day.
8.) Feel asleep in every one of them.