Hi humans. I’ve been asked how my new year has been going so far. Unfortunately, the answer to that is “not so great.” Since the night before January 1, I’ve been feeling pretty sick. My illness spiked during the day of January 1 and 2, where I was so sick that I was literally lying in bed all day drinking orange juice and watching YouTube videos and Twitch streams. I slowly started getting better on the 3rd, and today I was finally okay enough to get out of the house for the first time in the new year. This was probably the most sick I’ve ever been in about 5-6 years of my life. The only time I can remember being this sick is during the summer between my freshman and sophomore years of high school when I was taking driver’s education. Summer driver’s ed has a stipulation where, because it’s so short and the days are so long, you can only have one absence, or else you fail the course. Of course, they’re obviously not going to fail someone for actually being really sick for more than a day, but they set that as a rule so people wouldn’t be lazy and miss class when they’re only a little sick. During a day of driver’s ed, I was so dizzy in the morning that I wasn’t able to balance, and I ended up missing a day. Apparently, the empty threat of failing driver’s ed if I was sick for any longer helped me recover in a single day. On my first day out on the new year, I went to Chick-fil-A with Ed Lam for the first time. We were planning on going to Buffalo Wild Wings today with Ben Chow (as I mentioned a few days ago), but he ended up rescheduling because he had “family responsibilities” to which he needed to tend. Ed and I went into Chick-fil-A and ended up getting take-out because there were so many people eating in, and we pretty much didn’t even have space to eat inside the restaurant. After getting back to his house, we played a bit of League of Legends, then I left and went to visit my martial arts academy, which I hadn’t been able to do for the past two days because of my illness. Again, I got a bunch of footage from today that will be in a compilation video coming out in the near future.