Turn your head and cough.

Over the past few days I’ve managed to go through 4 boxes of Kleenex.  I think that’s a new record but I can’t find any listing in Guinness.  It also got me wondering… just how much mucus does a person produce?  Inquiring minds want to know.

The net is filled with a lot of bunk, but fortunately there are some great sites for information.  Here are a couple of my favorites:

For checking up on that latest story you were e-mailed head to the Urban Legends Reference Pages.  It’s a great place to find out if there really was a hook on his hand or if Richard Gere really did what you heard he did.

And, for some real-life info, the page that got me thinking of this: The Straight Dope.  People have been writing to Cecil for years asking all kinds of tough questions… including “How does my nose produce so much snot so fast when I have a cold?” 

So, The Straight Dope says 14 grams of drippings per day and (a site with lots of ads and no credentials, hmmm) says 1 to 2 quarts per day.  I’m still no closer to a definitive answer… but I do have the cure.

It turns out my problem may be that I’m resenting something.  According to

Resentment is stored in the mucus membranes of the body. The flower essence for resentment is Willow. Dependent upon where the symptoms manifest in the body, a person can begin to zone into what their specific issues may be that may need healing.

Now, where was my patchouli incense?


Thrill Seeker

Got Milk?

Yeah, sure.  It’s the stuff I bought right before going on vacation for the holiday.  Sell by 12/26?  Still smells good.  What the hell, let’s be a little daring!

Things are getting a little crazy at the little household!  Just call me Revel Knievel.



Naked Muppets?

If you liked Sesame Street as a kid and enjoy twisted humor you have to go see Avenue Q the next time you’re in New York.  My eyes were watering through most of the show I was laughing so hard!

My favorite part of the musical?  I’d have to say the musical number “The Internet Is For Porn”.

Recommendation:  Aim for third to fifth row center… too far back and you can’t see well, too close and you can’t see the TVs (which show the occasional animated bit).


Can’t wake up today…

I’m really tired.  I don’t know what is slowing me down.  Perhaps geeking out a little bit will help get my brain going.