Q. What is Dave wearing today?
A. Dave is wearing a pair of jeans and a black polo shirt.
Q. How does Dave feel today?
A. Dave still feels a little congested.
Q. What are the factors affecting Dave's mood today?
A. This is the first Monday morning in more than eight years in which Dave hasn't been expected at the Tampa Tribune — except, of course, sick days and vacations.
Q. What does Dave think of the musical selections at Starbucks this morning?
A. Starbucks is now playing "We Are Family," which is a jarring departure from the usual Adult Contemporary fare and Baby Boomer pablum that's usually piped over the loudspeakers. Dave is worried that he has been somehow transported to the early 1980s, and that people are doing drugs and having sex behind the counter. He prays no one is abusing the espresso machine. Those things looks like they're a bitch to clean.