Okay, so it's been a little more than two weeks since I updated. That's really bad. But let me explain how it happened.
Basically, I got thrown for a loop by the 4th of July holiday last week. Didn't really plan in advance and was exhausted after all the family activities and whatnot. That's why there was no comic last Monday.
I thought I would be able to compensate and post a comic later in the week, but late-night work commitments pretty much drained me of my energy reserves in the evenings last week to the point that I was going to be early, completely wiped out.
I hoped to get back on track over the weekend, but I was once again laid low - this time by crippling illness. Fevers of 103, chills, vertigo, migraines, back pain, night sweats, fever dreams. I don't know what I picked up, but whatever it was certainly took advantage of my weakened state. I was pretty much out of commission from Friday night until... well, I'm still not 100% at the moment.
I went to a walk-in clinic on Saturday. They couldn't confirm if I had a viral or bacterial infection. But they put me on antibiotics anyway. Then I went home and slept for 16 hours. It was tortured sleep, that much I can say - punctuated by thunderstorms, which made it all the more exhausting.
So, yeah. Last week? Not a great week.
I will also admit to a certain lack of confidence in this comic's punchline. Frankly, the comic doesn't stand very well on it's own unless you know Jared's long and sorted history with Shia LaBeouf.
I'll also admit to a little bit of selfishness. I thought if I could extend the Shia-hate for a week, I could run this ad (or actually, a variation of that ad) on a few web sites to help draw eyeballs to the site. I have no doubt it would have worked. I just had way too much on my plate last week and prioritized things very, very poorly.
But you know what? I'm not going to beat myself up about it anymore. I was already sick with some kind of infection and started to make myself even sicker with guilt. I just have to dust myself off, say "sorry" and move on. Next week, bigger and better things await, right?
Hey, it can't all be Chaucer.