I am in the process of getting over a nasty "man cold" as my family refers to it as. With that, I had to take a day off of work and when I returned my boss told me that I should probably consider getting this year flu shot.

I told him that I didn't want to get it because I am scared of needles. He proceeded to tell me it's better to get it as a preventative measure and the needle isn't even that big.

So it prompted me to write up this article about why all of us should just man/women up and get our flu shots.

1.  It's better than being hung up in bed and missing out on all life has to offer. Not to mention the massive amounts of vomit that will come your way.

2. The needle's not that big... Or so I'm told. LOL.

3. There is a rumor that you get sick immediately after you get the flu shot. I don't believe that's accurate. It's probably just circumstantial and as I said, It is a preventative measure.

4. If you're like me and haven't had a flu shot since you moved out of your parent's house, and you feel like you don't need one you're being young and dumb just like me. So go and get one anyways.

5. Finally, IT"S FREE!

Go back and read that last one again.

Happy flu season.