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Junk Drawer for Friday, October 16th, 2009 - The Infectious Agent Edition

So it seems disease has ravaged our JD, and there are only a few of us still alive. Seems like a great premise for a story that I don't have time to write. Between taking care of my sick wife, filling in for my sick boss, and hearing my mother complain about starting to getting sick, I'm just preoccupied. Yet here I am trying to bring together the survivors with some new junk.

So let's talk sickness.. do you get sick every flu season? Do you never get sick? What are your secrets to not getting sick? Got some medial, herbal, home remedy to avoid or to alleviate feeling sick? Got a favorite movie or book about massive infections?

Did you ever have one of those contagion parties when you were a kid and your parents found a kid with chicken pox to spit into your mouth? I remember my little sister (about 5 at the time) gave chicken pox to me (11 at the time) and our older brother (17) despite not spitting in our mouths and me hiding in my room with the encyclopedia (World Book, 1984 ed. - Letter 'S') for a day trying to avoid getting sick. But when we were sick, my brother and I would stay up all night playing cards and the game where we see who can drink more of what. I could drink more cough syrup and he could drink more mickey's malt liquor. [Update: rereading this section made me think I forgot what I was doing and didn't finish my thought so I did.]  

And try to be nice out there. No need to say things that can hurt others when we will all probably be dead when the feds decide they need to start bombing cities to prevent the spread of this infection. I'm just saying.. do you really want you last words to be about 'YOUR FACE'?

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