Good morning, all. Here we are at Thursday again. I'm just gonna stare at the sky and think about nothin'. Or, you know, answer people's phone calls with sunshine in my voice and the miracle of the earth's rotation reflected in my rolling eyes while my head stays firmly in the clouds. Thank goodness the video phone never got big like the sci-fi buffs thought. I would have had to get a new line of work in a dark closet somewhere.

What I'm saying is, I probably shouldn't play poker. I tend to wear my heart on my face. And my ire, and my amusement, and my revulsion. I can call bullshit on someone without ever saying a word. One day it'll probably get me in [more] trouble, but I'm glad of it nonetheless. So much of life requires us to be Something Other Than Ourselves. I think if I had to keep a straight face 24/7 my head would crack.

So the random introspection for the day: What form of expression suits y'all best? And what would it be like to live without it? What is the one notable ingredient of "you being you" that you're most unwilling to compromise?