Its the day everyone I know has probably prayed for.  I have no voice.  Its barely a croak, pardon the pun.  When I do try and speak, it hurts so bad.  I don't think I've ever had a sore throat this bad.  There's no fever, no stuffy nose, no upset stomach.  Its just this burning inside my throat.

So what to do when you can't speak?  I can type, so I can let you know I'm here physically, just not vocally.  I can clap when I approve with something Matt says.  Noticed I haven't clapped much this morning?  I can tap the microphone just to make some sort of noise, since I don't know morse code.  Someone suggested sending smoke signals.  I'll save that for emergency purposes only.

Wait, I could cough and breathe on people I don't like and make them sick too.  Let me think if there's anyone who's due a payback.  I could even come to your work to cough on someone you have a grudge against.

Or I could just go home and sleep through it all.  Get in my cozy bed and keep all my germs away from my family.  Heck, what fun would that be :)

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A big thank you to Archie, one of our co-workers who went to the store to get me some cough drops.  Instant relief, awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.  And if that wasn't enough, he also made me peppermint tea.  What a guy!  Guess I won't cough on him.

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Thanks to Dave Wheeler for sending me this video to get my voice back.  Can anyone find me a Santa Claus?