Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Do You Think I'm Sexy?

It's getting to be that time of year again.

Allergy season. Little spores of beastly pollenic particles blasting off into the stratosphere to cause misery to millions.

Up here in the mountains, Pine pollen is especially heinous (Dude). It carpets every outside surface like a layer of fine yellow dust, just waiting for you to carry it into your home on your clothes, your shoes, your pets, etc.

Luckily for us, none of us are allergic to pine. The pollen is just a major car and home cleaning annoyance.

But little guy and I are both allergic to weeds. And it's rolling around to that time again.

We've got every over-the-counter medication on hand, and a few prescription ones too.

For me, when I take allergy meds, it's like a "Day of The Dead" marathon. I'm a living, breathing, walking zombie. Antihistamines totally knock me out.

So I'm always on the lookout for new or different alternatives.

When I read on Ananova about a Japanese study that said "snogging" could help alleviate hay fever, I was more than excited. What could be greater than getting a cuddle from my man to make me feel better!

Ooops! I guess I'm not very fluent in Brit slang. I thought snogging was like spooning. It actually entails some making out and possibly heavy petting.

This study says that "30 minutes of passionate, intense kissing can relax the sufferer and reduce the amount of histamine produced."

Cuddling has no effect. Damn it.

When I'm in allergy-mode, my forehead feels like it's five feet wide. My cheeks feel like they're full of concrete. My eyes are red and teary and my nose runs like a broken spigot.

Then there's the sneezing.

Yeah, Baby. Me and my drippy mush-face are in the mood for love! Not!

I mentioned the study to my normally helpful husband and he looked at me with something akin to horror on his face.

Then he let out a little whimper.

"Please don't make me!"

Men. What a buncha wussies.


Jimbo Big Toe said...

Yeah, and I bet if the study said giving your man a BJ would produce the same effect as "snogging" you would jump right on that. Oh wait I think I found that study let me send that right over to you. ;)

Attila The Mom said...

I'm sure blowing snot all over his privates will really turn him on! Snerk.

Miss Keeks said...

Blowing and privates? He'd love it!

Other than that, I totally relate to the allergy thing. Except the allergies make my sinuses go wild--I generally feel like I'm going to shoot blood out of my eyes, ears and nose. Lot's of fun!

But enough about me! I have no idea what you can use that won't knock you out--I think Claritin might not be too bad. I hope you feel better soon~

michele said...

Hi attila,hope you feeling
better try using claritin
works for me.

Nikki said...

-please don't make me-

Ha! To funny.

Good luck to you and the little man.

Hope this is a better allergy season than normal.

Fat Pants said...

Maybe you can try telling your husband "no pain no gain".

St Jude said...

Oh for heavens sake, he's your man, it's his duty for heavens sake. Just tell him you need a snog, it's medicinal.

Whenever I have a sore throat his Lordship never fails to remind me that he has the perfect cure!!

Oops, the old halo has slipped again.

St Jude said...

Hey, I can do the verification thingey again. I tried to comment on you last post but it didn't like me, there was no gobbeldygook to type in.

Kim Ayres said...

I'm fine at this time of year, but come late June my eyes will be streaming.

Attila The Mom said...

Keeks---Shhh! My mom reads this blog!

Michelle--the Claritin helps the kid a lot

Miss Litzi--I just HATE that yellow ca-ca. It gets into everything!


Fat Pants--aww hell, even I don't want to make out when I'm feeling like that.

Jude--I'm shocked!

Kim--yeah, that's when it hits us too. I'm not looking forward to it.

Kippa Herring said...

*Thirty minutes*?
For one kiss ?
S'not snog. S'suffocation.

Hope you feel better soon.

Big Pissy said...

Remind him of this when he's in the mood for some "snogging"!

That'll teach him! ;-)

rockyjay said...

I heard eating a banana will help allerigies, especially to pollen...

Charlie said...

Eating a banana. That's a good one.

You photograph well, Mom. I printed a copy, trimmed it all up, and put it in my wallet.

Oh, wait. I SIT on my wallet. Perhaps Plan B . . .

Me said...

"Please don't make me"
Men really are wussies!!

Brenda said...

A 30 minute passionate kiss would leave me gasping for air like a beached whale. I reckon I'm a wuss too! Ha.

Maritza said...

I feel your pain. I'm the walking dead right now, covered in hives. I'm very sensitive to allergy meds so I take children's Benadryl.

Haleigh Anne said...

This post reminds me of a birthday card I got one year. It said, "Don't kiss your honey, when your nose is runny, you may think it's funny, but it's snot!" Sorry...I still laugh when I think of that card.

Mr. Fabulous said...

I've never had an allergies.

I am feeling very superior right now :)

mm said...

i feel the same way - i mean with the allergies - but do u realilse that when we were younger none of it mattered. for starters we didn't dwell on it so much, and then neither did it matter to those we were with! once ur married with kids - aah it's quite another matter.