Sorry if you're having trouble reading this, but my voice seems to be checking out. Despite a bag and a three-quarters of lozenges, a sore throat on Sunday turned into a scratchy voice yesterday turned into a full-blown case of whispers-and-squeaks today. And for the next 2 1/2 hours, I'm going to have a steady stream of undergrads that want to me to talk to them about their term papers. It's not going to be better anytime soon, is what I'm saying. Tomorrow night I give my final lecture of the semester - it's going to be quite the letdown for my students when I give it entirely via powerpoint slides.
Update: My voice is completely gone now. Missy keeps whispering back to me - hilarious! Hey - is laryngitis a specific medical condition with specific medical causes, or is it like having something vague like a "sore knee"? If it's caused by something, what? What exactly is going on in my mouth?