Chiara has mono. Now we know why she’s been sick for months.

Mononucleosis is known as the ‘kissing disease.’ Who, I wonder has she been kissing? Me certainly, but then why don’t I have it? Or am I about to get it? I sure as hell hope not. It doesn’t look like much fun. In fact it sucks enough as it is having a girlfriend who has it. And though staying home to tend to her has allowed me to hone my Playstationing skills to a razor-sharp point, it hasn’t yielded many more tangible benefits. And

If I’m forced to stay home for substantial periods of time my Playstationing would continue to improve and my muscles and joie de vivre would continue to atrophy. I would drink alot of tea… But that doesn’t sound like much of a summer.