This thing with the cold! It's not part of my origin story, but it's definitely part of my now story. I get colds. A lot. When I get them, I sound like a have a cold.
But if I cancelled my podcast every time I have a cold, there'd be no podcast, so I apologize for the uneven and sometimes annoying variations in my voice.
Also... I'm well aware that my retelling of my own origin story is almost certainly filled with inaccuracies. I've told it to myself so many times that it is encrusted with barnacles. I'm sure about the basic facts of it, of course, and there's no one around to ask for more detail, so take it with a grain of salt.