and because I had so many back-to-back meetings yesterday that I got dehydrated from lack of a spare minute to take a drink,
and because I've attended seven meetings this week,
and because those seven meetings will seem like a very light load next week when I have either 12 or 13 meetings, depending on whether I can weasel my way out of one of them,
and because I have one set of drafts to read today and a set of papers to grade this weekend and two exams next week,
and because my inbox is bristling with righteous indignation over a minor snafu that is Totally Not My Fault,
and because I feel cold and tired and fat and cranky,
here is a picture of a wood stork.