i suck. i was all ready for my first visit to paris this weekend, but had to cancel because i caught a nasty bug. there were four hot, greek-american ladies there for some female accompaniment and everything. i’m a sick and unhappy puppy. i waited until the last minute to cancel, hoping that i’d get better, but the damn thing hung on all week. i know i caught it on the plane back from dc. seems to happen every other overseas trip. a question for my doctor cousin jim: can getting these flu/infection things as often as i do be a result of a bad bout with pneumonia as a baby? had to be hospitalized and wonder if that somehow weakened or damaged my immune system?