From August to December of 2013 the author of “Normal” Life suffered a severe case of Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Semester which resulted in the cessation of all blogging activities. The origins of this survivable, but extremely demoralizing condition were complex and there were a number of contributing factors. The patient suffering under this terrible horrible condition was fortunately removed from the environment for a period of two months and appeared to recover, but reentry in the original environment may or may not cause a relapse. The impact of certain changes to the professional and social landscape has yet to be determined. Doctors will be monitoring closely. Expect regular updates.