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Someone has a case of the Mondays! Oh, it’s me. Hrm.

I’m philosophically opposed to spreading a bad mood by sharing a bad mood. It’s sort of like being contagious with the flu. When you’re capable of transmitting something that’s making you miserable, keep it to yourself already. But today I have a piercing headache, sleep deprivation, sub-par coffee, intransigent SQL, and solo-parenting duties when I get home. I keep breaking unrelated code to what I’m working on, which is double bad because we operate on a “you find it you fix it” sort of policy. And I’m pretty sure there’s a clever fix to what I’m trying to accomplish, but I can’t quite reach it due to the piercing headache.

So you know what today calls for? More cheerful links!

First of all, we have Gives Me Hope. I challenge you to read this site without tearing up a little. If you’re pregnant or nursing, I recommend you grab a box of Kleenex first. This is an antidote to CNN.

Second, in a similar vein and only to be opened if you have iron self-control and/or a couple hours free, we have My Life is Average. The update rate on these small, joyful vignettes of daily life makes this a truly dangerous link.

Finally, The Discovery Channel did right by me and released a new “Boom De Yada” video. Although it does not have Bear Grylls saying “Arachanids” it does have some fantastic stuff.

The combination of these three links should a) absorb all your free time for the rest of the week b) leave you feeling happy. As for me? There’s nothing wrong with me that two tylenol, a trip to Starbucks, a good night’s sleep and a week of vacation wouldn’t fix.

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