To avoid your questions, how about everyone reply to this JE with their favorite joke to lighten today up?
Here's a starter:
A guy walks into a traditional bar and orders a drink. Being down on his luck and a little frustrated with life, he begins to talk with the bartender. As he's talking, a monkey that was sitting on top piano jumps down onto the bar, and begins taking a leak in the mans beer.
The man notices the monkey, grabs the bartender by the collar and shouts, "What the hell is this? I'm gonna pound you for your damn monkey!"
The bartender quickly replies, "Woo there, lad. This monkey isn't mine, its the pianists!"
So the man walks over to the pianist, who is playin a tune, and shouts "Do you know your monkey pissed in my beer?!?"
The pianist replies, "No, but if you hum a few bars, I'll try to fake it."