I'm thinking the vast quantity of Diet Pepsi I've been consuming is making me irritable. Not from caffeine, mind you, but from the phenylalanine in the Nutrasweet. I remember in college, when smart drugs were all the rage (this lasted, uh, maybe 15 minutes), I tried phenylalanine in a supplement and it made me want to kill people.

At tonight's mass I'll be reading the following from Isaiah.

For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His authority shall grow continually, and there shall be endless peace for the throne of David and his kingdom. He will establish and uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time onward and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.

I'll be reading this in fifteen hours. I need to get to sleep.