It was a bit of a long day at work today. When I left and headed for the bus stop it was snowing — again. While waiting and riding on the bus, I listened to one of my favorite albums of all time, U2’s The Joshua Tree. That helped a lot to changed my mood. I thought about how good that albums is, and I was reminded of the old game, Deserted Island Discs. You probably know the drill: If you were castaway on a deserted island, which albums would you choose to have with you?
What better daydream to have in the middle of a cold and snowy wait for the bus, than being stranded in a tropical paradise with great music?
Over the past month or so, I’ve had a sister, two coworkers, and a friend recommend that I try a neti pot to help with my sinus problems. I’ve heard of them before, but I couldn’t get past the idea of pouring liquid into my nostrils and letting it flow out the other side. With some symptoms of the endless cold I had caught still hanging on for dear life, I decided it was time for drastic measures. Several days ago I bought a neti pot.
When I got it home, I took the neti pot out of the box, read the instructions, prepared the solution, and hesitated. Did I REALLY want to pour liquid into my sinus cavities?
We got a bit of snow last night. It was absolutely beautiful the way it coated all the trees.
I really don’t like to write “complaint posts” but there is a good part to this story, so I’m going to indulge myself.
I’ve had this cold for three weeks now, and boy am I getting sick of it (pun intended). That’s three weeks of coughing, blocked up sinuses, and a runny nose. Several other people I know have had the same virus (they’ve been sick for a long time too). When it got to be three weeks for me I contacted my doctor’s office, to ask if I should come in and get it checked out. After the on-call nurse assessed me, she didn’t think I needed to come in (no fever or any disgusting symptoms I’d rather not mention here). But the good part of the story is I decided to go online and email my doctor about it.
According to Electoral Compass USA, here’s my position on the current political landscape:
Okay, it’s just a 36 question survey, but given Obama’s win in Iowa last night, I thought my results were interesting. Although, if I had to vote today, I’d go for John Edwards. I generally like what Obama has to say, but I am a little concerned about his lack of experience. Should be an interesting race though.