Should I Get A Flu Shot?

Remember last year when I had the swine flu? It hit me like a ton of bricks. I was literally sick in bed and couldn't move for a week, and it was only three weeks before my very first marathon. I missed a 22-miler for H1N1. I couldn't feed myself. The Boyfriend had to hand-feed me matzo ball soup with a baby spoon. I missed a week of work, but was too sick to even enjoy being home. I was not a happy camper.

Well, that's not going to happen this year. Oh no. I'm now the proud owner of one very sore arm, and one body protected against the three most common types of influenza (including H1N1).

Hope your answer to the title of this post was an emphatic "yes". After all, lest you forget the 30+ hours I average monthly on airplanes, my international traveling and oh, you know, just life.

So I got a flu shot. And I was lucky enough to have company!

That's my friend Lynn from Actor's Diet! She was kind enough to treat me to lunch at Salad Bowl Cafe in Beverly Hills. This was my kind of place! You get to pick all of your own salad ingredients, and they make it for you right then and there.

After lunch, I noticed the Rite Aid next door, and the big blue sign out front:

I knew I had to do it. But I had never had a flu shot before. I hate shots. Not that I've ever met a sicko in my life who actually liked shots, but you know. I'd rather give 10 pints of blood in a row than get a shot. I was more than a little bit nervous. But to tell you the truth, I didn't even really feel it! It was over before I knew it.

I went first, but Lynn was super calm and collected the whole time when it was her turn. She was a model patient. I mean, look at her! There's a needle in her arm!

Afterwards, we even got a Tootsie Pop. 

Lynn, I promise, the next time we hang out, lunch is on me and no needles will be involved!


  1. Haha! Only a blogger would take a picture with the woman who gave her a flu shot. ; )

    They say you can't get the flu from getting a flu shot, but I'm here to tell you "hells to the ya, you can!" I was sicker than a dog on New Year's Eve/Day, the day after I got my one and only flu shot. : ( Never again!

    Of course, I don't fly internationally either...

  2. Smart girl!
    I got mine yesterday while shopping at Target.
    Easy. Quick. Painless.

  3. I should get a flu shot! You guys are both so cute!

  4. Oh, one more question. Do you actually get flu symptoms from the flu shot?

  5. god, we really make getting flu shots look like a party!

  6. You girls are amazing! I would have done the same if I were there!!! And yes, it looks like you actually had fun getting those shots!! ;)

  7. I've haven't had any flu shots since I was in elementary school and luckily I haven't been sick either. I hope it continues that way and I can stay healthy this winter season.

    I hate needles, you two are brave for having it captured the process in pictures too.

    I just found your blog and I look forward to reading more :)

  8. I freakin love that you took pics of getting a flu shot! :)

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