It's near-freezing, there's a huge accident causing traffic nightmares, half the workforce has called in gay (and half the others are coming in with hugely contagious flu symptoms just to show they're not gay), so who needs bad news?
A Washington radio station has talked to a terror expert this morning, and he states pretty plainly that Houston should get ready to duck and covre any minute now because of a pending al-Qaeda attack.
"Certainly, the prime target for the United States right now is Houston," says Mike Scheuer, the former head of the CIA's Osama bin Laden unit.
He says al-Qaida believes a successful attack on Houston would be a major blow to the U.S. economy.
"It controls so much of the refining of gasoline. It's the hub for natural gas distribution, and it only has one ship canal."
It makes us want to crawl under the covers and call in sick.
-- Richard Connelly