"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Saturday, February 5, 2011

pre-superbowl jitters.

only in utah,
would someone like myself
get overly excited about the last case of weinhart's on the shelf.
only in utah would there be one case of weinhart's left on the gourmet rootbeer shelf.
the night before the superbowl.
i, my friends, cleared them out!
with bud light stacked to the ceiling on the other side.
sitting there all lonely and unbought.
lucky weinhart.
i love living here:)
i fear it is going to be an all nighter for the fourth night in a row for little miss max.
the bulb syringe is back.
she does makes sick look cute.
playing peek a boo with sean and his hat between bulb syringe death matches.
poor thing.
AND,
i used the squeeze bottle version of the netti pot tonight on myself.
wow.
wow.
wow.
didn't even know i was congested.
was scared to death to do it.
in fact,
i stood in the bathroom yelling to sean,
"i'm freaked out!
i don't want to do it!"
so i sucked it up,
but, not really.
which was the part i thought i had to do.
suck it up.
that's why it freaked me out.
b/c i thought you had to suck it up.
like in sleepless in seatle where they use a lot of those nose sucking things.
nasal spray is it?
you don't suck this up.
you breathe through your mouth.
tilt your head to the side.
and squeeze that bottle of saline into your nose.
and out it comes on the other side.
so i started yelling again,
"this is weird!
come in here!
you've got to see this!"
at which point my head tilting was less than perfect, so the saline started coming out of my mouth too.
it tasted a little like the ocean.
and made me feel a little scared that i might drown.
not really.
and then i yelled,
"it's coming out of my mouth!
oh, i need to tilt differently.
come see this!"
and sean said,
"no thanks,
i'm good."
so i said,
"do you think it's gross?
it's not.
it's really cool!
you've got to try it.
honey, this is amazing!!!"
and then max woke up and saved him from me forcing him to watch saline go in one of my nostrils and come out the other.
which really saved him from the part right after that when all of the saline is gone.
let's just say it's not pretty.
and leave it at that.
go buy your own.
and you'll see just how pretty it isn't.
but oh, how pretty it is after.
what the???
what kind of blog is this?!
holy moly,
i can breathe!
that's what kind of blog is this.
the pro-breathing kind.
or this is.
whichever.
and the headache i didn't realize was a headache for the last 5 weeks is better.
so much less pressure.
little to no pressure!
remarkable.
and so simple.
like 1850's go into our wooden pantry and pull out the medical cures simple.
can't wait for round 2 tomorrow morning.
if you don't have one for your next cold,
you're cheating yourself from gold.
walgreen's my friends.
be there to buy yours.
STAT.
and it's on sale.
$4 off.
at least it was tonight.
maybe people will stop telling me i sound like i have a cold when they talk to me on the phone now.
maybe max will sleep tonight.
or not.
i'm breathing through my nose!!!
this is great.

7 comments:

Sue said...

I'll have to try this remedy next time.

Hope everyone is well sooner than later!

=)

The Jackson Family said...

Ever try Mucinex just before taking a steamy shower? It's gross but you feel a lot clearer afterwards!

Katie said...

I have been wanting to try one for a long long time...especially during allergy season. This is some kind of squeeze bottle version and it can be found at Walgreens? Please tell me more.

I could really go for some good root beer right now.

MiMi said...

I still need to try the neti thing! It fascinates me.

Amy said...

I have to laugh about the rootbeer. We were one of the ones buying it up. Only in UT is right.

So sad for Max. I don't dare try that. My parents are huge fans of the saline solution but it scares me. I will just deal with the congestion.

Lauren said...

you are too cute, em. i can just see you yelling that (and i would totally do that same thing! haha)

happy birthday to max tomorrow!!

Emmy said...

Next time take a video! I would so be calling for Eric to watch too :). Lol. Love this post, except for the fact that you were sick