No, I'm not dead. Not even on vacation. I did burn up a couple spare vacation days over a long weekend, during which I managed to catch one extremely nasty cold or flu or something. Knew I was in trouble Sunday morning, when I coughed up what appeared to be an entire litter of live tadpoles. Monday was... worse.
Oh, well -- at least I didn't cough up Peach a la Frog.
And now I have tons of year-end paperwork to fill out, so check in shortly for more updates.