Friday, January 06, 2006

Raise your hand if you're NOT sick

I've got a cold. I might have gotten it from some friends, who were both sick when we toured the American Museum of Natural History on Saturday. Or from any one of dozens of sick, coughing, sneezing kids nipping about my ankles and touching the same exhibits I was touching (the sign "touch here to feel the dinosaur bone" was clearly an invitation to all manner of horrible diseases). Or I might have gotten it from someone at work. Everyone I know is either sick now or has been sick in the past two weeks. People on the subways are coughing and sneezing all over. Some people I know got sick, got better, and are now sick again. I'm feeling better today than I did yesterday, so I think I've seen the worst of this virus. I feel well enough right now that I'm enjoying my first cup of coffee since Monday morning, and for those who know what a coffee freak I am, that's an eternity. But if this round of colds is an indication of what this winter's flu season will look like, I can't wait to see what happens when the bird flu arrives.

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