Friday, August 03, 2007
This Cold Sucks
I have a nagging little bitch of a cold. I've had it for three days now. I'm slightly ache. My nose has been slightly running during the day and stuffed at night and my stomach has been slightly upset. It's not like I have uncontrollable diarrhea, but I have had to go a few more times than I care to go in one day. As a result my asshole is slightly sore.
My main concern about this cold is that I don't want little Max to catch it. For Pete's Sake, he won't even be 4 weeks old until 10:37 AM today. I've considered staying out in my car until this freakin cold passes, but Allyson needs to sleep, and somebody has to take care of Max from 5:00 am until 12 or 1 in the afternoon. So the way I see it I have about 5 options:
1. DayQuil is a pretty good choice. I wouldn't use it if I had bad cold, but for a little shit cold like this it helps. It doesn't really do anything for my sore ass though.
2. I could smoke some pot... pot is great for aches, sinus pain, runny noses and facing life. But I don't have any right now. Plus, I don't need to hear that annoying voice in the back of my head that tells me it's fucked up to smoke pot. I blame the media and the educators for the paranoia that I experience when I've smoked weed, not pot.
3. Tylenol Cold and Flu is worthless! Tylenol is great for fevers and headaches, but they should really stay away from trying to help out with other symptoms.
Please Note: I've read that aspirin is good for heart attacks and every time that I have a panic attack I pop an aspirin or two. Calms me down. But I don't think I'll be taking any aspirin for a cold.
4: Since moving to Kentucky I don't really live in walking distance of any bars that I would frequent since I'm not a fucking biker. Biker bars ok if you're a biker, but I'm not a biker and the fact that I'm surrounded by biker bars in my neck of the woods is simply ridiculous! Anyway, this is the reason why I'm not drinking a couple of Irish Coffees right now. It's too much of a mess to make myself at home. But when I lived in DC and had the flu or a bad cold I would always hit the bar and have a couple of Irish Coffees and I always felt better. Always.
5. When I'm really sick, but not sick enough to need antibiotics I reach for Theraflu. It's the best of the best as far as I'm concerned. The only problem with it is that you have to heat it up and drink it like it's tea. Also, it's really nasty tasting. But it works. It really does.
Obviously I'm talking about cold medicines that I take when I need to be awake or want to be awake. I guess pot and booze would help if I wanted to go to sleep, but I'm on Dayquil right now so pot and booze are irrelevant. I also tend to drink tea and eat chicken soup when I'm sick, but tonight I had Pizza Hut. That can't have anything to with my upset stomach...
Have a great weekend everyone.