Ambition this shall tempt to rise,
And moody Madness laughing wild
Amid severest woe.
-from Thomas Gray's "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College"
Loki still hasn't heard from his boss about his vacation request, and tonight, one of our toilets was behaving in a disagreeable manner, so we may have to scale back our vacation so we can give money to a plumber. Crap, crap, crap.