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366 Days of Gratitude and Good Things: Day 80

Before I write up what should have been Day 80, a.k.a. 2/14/16, a health update:

FEELING BETTER!! The glue-in-the-sinuses feeling? Almost gone. Coughing-until-breathless? Nope. Still a bit of a cough, but even less annoying than yesterday.

I like this part. Now to figure out how to get my I-don’t-get-sick superpower back…  😉

Anyway, I intended to write this earlier in the evening in the hope of also cranking through Day 81 (that is, yesterday). And instead I’ve been scrolling around on the Book of Face, reading linked articles, writing the occasional phrase mentally but not on the blog. This sort of self-delaying tactic usually pops up for me for one of two reasons: I’m more bored with the topic than I thought I’d be, or it’s hitting closer to home than I like.

Despite the fact I planned to write the post expressly because A Thing on the Internet hit home.

Brains. Funny old things, aren’t they? It shall not, however, defeat me; Day 79 was the Meaningful Cartoon, and so today I share with you The Resonant Blog Post!

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366 Days of Gratitude and Good Things: Day 79

I pretty much gave Writing Brain the weekend off and fed Reading Brain rather a lot. When I had brain cells left over from the coughing, etc. Feeling much better today, though — still coughing occasionally, but not as often and not the “coughing until unconscious” thing, so that’s good. Meaning it’s time to get back in the blogging saddle.

When I posted on Friday, I said I’d been hit between the eyes, metaphorically speaking, by three separate items on the Book of Face: a one-panel cartoon, a blog post, and another TEDxUNR video. I started out thinking I’d do one big post on all of them, but I’ve decided to give each thing its own post. Therefore, for what should have been posted on Day 79, a.k.a., 2/13/16, I give you…the Meaningful Cartoon.

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