Solution posted! After looking through this week's submissions, I found my solution to do two things that nobody else's did (albeit no more correct than anyone else's).
1) For the first time in awhile, I used this as an opportunity to use an Action tool that did not serve as an intermediary to the workflow and an interface tool. It merely existed to generate today's date in my Text Input tool.
2) I used the TS Filler tool. If you struggle with using generate rows, it's a nice easy tool to use.