Shot of Flu

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I’ve been hit by the plague. Not so much the flu epidemic that they are covering in all forms of media, but another fun “virus” that brings with it aches in parts of your body that you didn’t know existed, some cool stomach sounds, hot/cold flashes and absolutely no appetite. No, I’m not pregnant and yes, I do understand that the no appetite is a blessing in New Year diet disguise.

Last night, on the eve of Thirsty Thursday, I found it ironic that I, Shot of Brandi, was getting a flu shot vs. doing a shot!

So knowing that this plague is sweeping my office and others, I wanted to share beverages to drink if you’ve had the unpleasure of receiving this virus too.

·       As you know, I love me a good Bloody Mary. My friends at WebMD say to drink vegetable juice. I recommend garnishing it with some celery stalk to make it feel like it’s spiked.
·       The smart people at Brown University say: sports drinks to replace minerals lost, soft drinks without caffeine (7up), weak tea and apple juice. Avoid milk, coffee and orange juice.
·       Not so much a beverage, but WebMD says to eat Popsicles.
·       The government says to avoid alcohol. Fun suckers.