I'm sick. I woke up with a sore throat on Tuesday, and when I looked at my throat Wednesday, my left tonsil was (and still is) all red, swollen, and covered in pus. It's pretty gross. Plus, I have to spit all the time because I'm oversalivating and it hurts to swallow. Nasty. I went to the doctor on Thursday, and they tested me for strep, but it was negative, which (they said) means it's probably viral, and I have to just let it run its course, which could be over a week. For the first time in my life, I'm happy to drink tea, because the warmth relieves some of the pain, and allows me to swallow some food as well.
Because half my lab is also sick (we vacation together, we run gels together, we also get sick together), I'm home in order to prevent the rest of them from geting sick. I've already watched more TV than my brain can handle. I've also edited a paper and answered all my email, except one. My mom asked for pictures of my tonsil. And I decided it was good enough to post. If the previous paragraph made you squeamish, go watch my dance videos instead.