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2/1/10

i'm phoning in this blog.*

This is an email I sent to my friend Gurr this morning. (I told you I was phoning it in.)

Here you go....

"so my sinuses are going nuts, so this morning i tried this gross, but somewhat effective thing where you squirt saline water up your nose, up one nostril, and it comes out the other. I KNOW. GROSS.

anyway, so this happened at like 5:30 this morning, and it seemed to make me feel better, so hurray.

except i just leaned over to get something out of my drawer, and a freaking torrent of saline water came out of my nose and all over the floor.

i am leaking. and i have to teach 15 year olds in an hour, and i have to somehow remind myself to keep my head entirely upright.

gross, gross, but also weirdly hilarious.



fml."






That is how my day went. How was yours?






* No. I don't capitalize, punctuate, or spell check my emails. Judge me.

15 comments:

The Boob Nazi said...

Did not all of it come out after you put it up there? EWWWWWWWWWW. All mine comes out right then, and then I blow my nose and get it all out.
Also, I think the neti pot gave me a sinus infection instead of helping.... And pink eye. I don't know what I did wrong. Sigh. Hello, doctor tomorrow.

Mrs. Clark said...

I have used that saline nasal rinse stuff--it really helps. But your mishap has never happened to me. I'm thinking because it never gets up into my sinuses!

Caroline said...

I had such a similar experience after my first encounter with a neti pot a few weeks ago! Fortunately when the leakage occurred I was in the comfort of my own home... alone.

TOWR said...

Ewwwww, Neti pot! I didn't know it had a delayed reaction. Blerg! I hope you feel better soon!

Ru said...

Highlight of my day: I went to dinner with a former professor and his buddy from law school - both in their mid-fifties. This steakhouse looked like a place Frank Sinatra might have gone, and I was literally the only female in at least half the restaurant. (I couldn't really see the other half, it was too dark.) At one point, our waiter patted me on the head.

Not as good as having to navigate nasal leakage in front of 15 year olds (I agree, that is oddly hilarious), but I submit it runs a close second.

stewbert said...

I like my sinus rinses, unless I'm feeling particularly gaggy. I did have that happen the first time, and then I learned to blow and turn my head around over the sink. lol

My day started off at the dentist to get 3 fillings. The local made me puke. Not fun, but it could only get better from there (and did).

Brooke said...

Ewwwwww.

Colt said...

My Neti Pot never gives me a problem, but I blow my nose obsessively afterward.

Aunt Spicy said...

...so after the nettie pot, did you survive class? Hope you feel better soon!

Lisa Louise said...

that is hilarious! I haven't ever tried that before but i've heard it is very effective.

NIKOL said...

I've never used a Neti pot, but I've heard they really help. The leaking thing just sounds like a bonus. Like being congested isn't sexy enough, right? Rawr!

gurrbonzo said...

This is just as gross in blog form as email form, but really brave of you to share. Consequently, I salute you.

Julie said...

Hey! Rob does that sometimes!! Its disgusting, but I've heard of it before... so I supposed its not THAT weird of a treatment ( :

Maree said...

I use a sinus rinse and that happens to me too. I've learned to lean my head "just so" to get all of the corners of the sinus area, and I keep a kleenex handy. I've had to utter the words, "oh, that's just water" more times than I'd like to remember.

Steven and Wendy OBryant said...

i wont judge for the lack of punctuation or capitalization, but i might for ending it with "fml" - my least favorite acronym thus far. :) i still love you though, and your argyle obsession. please tell me it still exists.