Well, the stress of gearing up for the conference and then running through the whole thing on not enough sleep and too much drinking has left me with a nasty little cold. Like so many it started out with a sore throat but now this one has gotten kind of especially unpleasant. For some reason my soft palette and the back of my mouth feel kind of tender and swollen. Swallowing hurt and my speaking voice sounds incredibly adenoidal. Woe is me. B is out of town for four days and this is how I get to enjoy my temporary bachelorhood?