I feel like I'm 100 years old. This flu bug has my ankles, knees, elbows and head hurting and I'm coughing up prairie oysters that look like they should have their own solar systems.

1- how did my body know I had one week off?

2- was my body fighting off stuff when I was at Woodford Folk Fest and it just knew I couldn't be sick?

3- was it the flight from Brisbane to Sydney to San Francisco to Nashville?

4- I felt great when I landed. Was it because I came back to snow from 100 degree Queensland heat?

5- how the hell did this alien invade my body?

6- was my body on the delayed reaction plan? "Ok, Steve's got a week off after Australia. No gigs. Now you can invade."

7- are our minds that strong?

8- I feel like a manikin with a hairy bush. (I don't know what that means)