Tip #1: Don't get the flu!
I've been MIA for awhile cause I've been sick! With the flu! It's a nasty little bugger. Wiki's description... was dead on:
"Influenza, commonly referred to as the flu, is an infectious disease caused by RNA viruses of the family Orthomyxoviridae (the influenza viruses), that affects birds and mammals. The most common symptoms of the disease are chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pains, severe headache, coughing, weakness/fatigue and general discomfort. Although it is often confused with other influenza-like illnesses, especially the common cold, influenza is a more severe disease than the common cold and is caused by a different type of virus."
I was pretty sick... in bed from Sunday until Thursday. I missed an entire week of work. I don't think I've been this sick in a long, long time. I was suppose to fly home last Wednesday, but ended up rescheduling my flight since I was in no condition to fly and I would've infected the entire plane!
Tip #2: Don't get the flu so you don't have to change your plane ticket!
On Virgin America, it cost $75 to change your flight (online, $100 by phone). So I ended up paying the $75 PLUS... the price difference in the ticket since I orginally bought my tickets during a sale... so the price is not the same. >_< Stupid. Flu.
I'm a lot better now. Only traces of an itchy-throat cough.
Got a few posts floating into my brain... will hopefully get to posting them this week!