He's in his early 30's, the son of German/Swedish farmers and very hardy. I, on the other hand, am a year shy of 60, and like my martinis, white wine, and chocolate too much to NOT catch a cold so lovingly offered.
It's just a head cold, no infection. But I can tell you this, as this strain is running rampant around the country based on what I've heard from Secret Squirrel field headquarters.
It lasts about 5 days. The first 36-48 hours you will not leave your bed, but to pee and suck down some soup and water. Drink a ton of fluids, and take Vitamin C, Zinc, and make tea with honey for your throat (I like the Sleepytime tea that has the bear on the box that looks like he's stoned). Have lots of Kleenex and lotion for your nose, you will be blowing it every five minutes - I am NOT kidding. Then sit back and snort the tea out of your nose as your read the hilarious posts of your dog blog bff
If you get really bored, get some green food coloring, and add to what your nose is expelling and offer to slime someone on Nickelodeon.