2. In keeping with "utterly exhausted" I've gone all out and have my hair in a French twist and am wearing a lovely summery dress (sleeveless with pink/yellow/orange tulip pattern). Let's see who's the first coworker to bust me for dressing up to cover being tired.
3. Why must I be so tired on a day when I have so much work to do?
4. If nothing else, a few good puns take the pain away (much like hitting my head against the wall might do). This article, about the death of a famous tree, really knocked me over. (Note: the "swan" referred to in the reader comments is a brand of household matches.)
5. If I was a milkmaid, would I be udderly exhausted? That ends our morning broadcast.