Yep, we're in November. If you're like me and live in the Eastern part of the United States (aka the colder/superior part of the country) then you're pretty much in the midst of fall.
More specifically we're in the part of fall where the weather suddenly falls like 30 degrees from the temperature it was last week. Resulting in a bunch of people who pretended that they could still wear shorts, skirts and short sleeve shirts outside getting colds (or something similar).
Basically it's the time of the year where people around you are constantly sniffing, sneezing, coughing and feeling worse than they usually do (and they probably felt pretty bad to begin with, especially here in NYC).
If you walk into your local drugstore you'll notice that most of them have probably changed their displays so that the tissues, cough drops, antibiotics, etc... are front and center. My local Rite Aid, Walgreens and CVS (yes I have three drugstores near me, I'm blessed) sure did.
In addition to the drop in temperature, this is the time of the year where people stop spending time outside in the cold and huddle inside warm buildings. Making it easier for people who're sick/semi-sick with something to transmit their diseases onto other individuals. This has happened at my college, and I guarantee it's happening in a ton of other schools, offices, buses, subways, elevators, indoor social settings as I type. Shoutout to a certain teacher in Chicago-ish I know, good luck fending off all those germs.
It's also the odd time of the year where the mornings and nights are bitter cold, and yet during the day it's a bit too warm to keep wearing the three layers of jackets you put on when you left the house this morning. But you know you'll need them later so you end up lugging around those three jackets anyway, feeling like a chump as you wait in line to get into the $1 per slice pizza joint during lunch.
So what is the point of this post? Basically, it's sniffing season so be prepared. If you catch something, consult a doctor. If you're too stubborn/lazy/poor to go see a doctor, at least drink lots and lots of water (not ginger-ale, water) to piss that virus out. Eat like a rabbit (for once) and get some vitamins and minerals from apples, oranges and various other produce in your system. Stay warm, wear a scarf around your neck even if you think it's an unfashionable ugly scarf your family gave you for your birthday because they thought you're still joking about wanting baseball cards.
If not prepare for the awful smell of mucus in your nostrils as it messes up your sense of smell and makes you feel even sicker.
So to all my brethren in cold/colder climates. Be well, you're going to need to be as healthy as possible to shovel snow off your driveway six times a day in a month from now.
And to all of you in consistently warmer climates who don't really have to go through things like this, I hate you (lol ;).
As always thanks for stopping by and take care :).