I've been sick for a couple days now. I was really hoping this was just going to go away, or that I wouldn't get sick at all while I was here. but I should reasonably have anticipated it: living in close quarters with a few thousand people most of whom probably don't have awesome self-care routines is not the optimal arrangement of circumstances for avoiding illness. 

It started with a sore throat -- at this point now dizziness and headaches are regular components, plus congestion. 

If anyone has any tips on getting over a cold quickly, send them my way. Please.