And now I don't have a decent sounding excuse for why I am in so much pain.

Let's face it: "I have broken ribs" nets a whole lot more understanding than "I strained something really badly."

But I don't have broken ribs, it's a gorgeous day out, I picked up an extra hour at work, and my boss brought me presents from a conference. Life is good. Now if only my ribs would actually stop hurting so much.