October 23rd, 2003

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Ah-choo!

Since getting back from the trip, I've been a bit slack about certain things, like actually opening the bills that came while I was away, hooking up my PalmPilot, etc. I also have neglected to take my allergy meds (Allegra) the past few days. Today I realize how dumb that was becuase today I am the Sneeze Machine. I don't know what's in the air but something is! *Must remember to take them tomorrow!*
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    irritated irritated
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See No Evil...

I found a link to this story on AlterNet. It's hardly "alternative" since it's from the Washington Post but LORD, it's rather shocking...

Curtains Ordered for Media Coverage of Returning Coffins

Since the end of the Vietnam War, presidents have worried that their military actions would lose support once the public glimpsed the remains of U.S. soldiers arriving at air bases in flag-draped caskets.

To this problem, the Bush administration has found a simple solution: It has ended the public dissemination of such images by banning news coverage and photography of dead soldiers' homecomings on all military bases.
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    aggravated aggravated
ice cream

Maybe less Ah-choo in future!

As I posted early, allergies have been horrible today, presumedly because I haven't been taking my Allegra. Well, I was going to start taking it tomorrow again but in the meantime, I contact the allergy clinic where Caleb goes and asked for an appointment. I was able to get one for next week and I'm really looking forward to making some improvements *but* they said I shouldn't take any antihistamines or meds until the appointment. They will be doing an hour and a half "work up" on me where they figure out what specific things might be causing me problems. Call me a hypochondriac but I have suspicion I'm going to get sent to an ear-nose-throat person because things in my head are just really wacky. Most people would not have put up with this stuff for years and years but I drive myself through most bodily stuff... until it gets really unbearable.
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    sick sick
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Revenge of the Histamines

I think the fact that I *was* taking my pills for like a whole month straight is making the present crisis just that much worse. Tonight I got home from work and sort of lazed about reading and stuff so I could distract myself... when my Outlook reminder popped up saying I was supposed to be at this fancy reception thing. The last thing I felt like doing was getting snazzed up for a fancy reception but previously (pre-allergy), I *had* wanted to go, so I made myself go up. I was OK for a few minutes, but increasingly my throat was tickling, my nose was running, and I kept having to clear my throat. In fact, right as this one lady was speaking and mentioned the theater company's "great artistic director," I couldn't help but clear my throat really loudly, which made everybody laugh, especially when I explained that I was *not* making a dramatic comment :) As the couple hours of cocktail partying continued, I was grabbing the napkins for my nose and eventually I was there with tears in my eyes and nose running like a river -- I can't believe how strong things are. Lasting a week through this will be a challenge!
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    allergic