I am one of the ones who has NOT been sick this year and I was stupid enough to *gloat* about it. Well, I am eating those words now. It is major allergy season here in south Louisiana, and I'm allergic to oak pollen. There just happens to be this huge oak tree in my neighbor's front yard, which has been shedding it's garbage for the last 2 weeks. Saturday I spent quite a while hosing off my driveway and car and sidewalks to get that yucky stuff off of there so it didn't get tracked into my house and Sunday I started with the allergic reaction. Tuesday I woke up with a sore throat and a monster sinus headache. Today I feel absolutely awful, can hardly swallow, feel like I have a fever, and my eyes feel like they've been boiled in crab boil. Guess I should have kept my big mouth shut about not being sick this year, huh?