Well, I can honestly say that vacation didn't go as well as I'd hoped. I woke up Tuesday morning feeling lousy, and by 330am Wednesday, I was riding an ambulance to the hospital.
Turns out it was kidney stones. I hear tell that women who've been through both childbirth and kidney stones say the stones hurt worse. If that's true, then one of two other things is also true:
1). I'm having a relatively mild incident; or
2). The ladies have been playing for sympathy for years on something that, while painful, ain't all that bad.
Having been, now, through both kidney stones, and being in the room with Ndnd when our kids were born, I'm going with number one, though you never can be sure: Ndnd is pretty sneaky.
I'll try to get something interesting up over the next day or two: the voices aren't giving me much to work with at the moment. Might be the Percoset...