Flu doesn't make you throw up! Ever. Never. No it doesn't. Look it up. I promise. I pinky-swear, cross my heart and hope to die promise. Look it up. It's a respiratory illness. And it's now an epidemic in Washington state.

Symptoms include a high fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pains, headache, coughing, and feeling tired. The "stomach flu" is not a flu at all, but a variety of bugs that infect stomachs and intestines that people call flu.

If you're not feeling well with a FEVER, CONGESTION, SORE THROAT, COUGHING, ACHES, ETC. --

BUT NOT UPSET STOMACH

-- then stay home from work. If you know someone with these symptoms, wash your hands and sanitize everything!