261 - Anyone want a slightly used Neti Pot?

Sort of kidding.

Day 2 of the Neti Pot experience. My allergies were bad today. Granted, it's not Neti's fault. It's the pollen. I figured if I used the NP when I got home, it would help a little. It burned more today than it did yesterday. You know how it feels when you're in the pool and you get water up your nose? Well, not surprisingly, it feels like that. And this time I didn't use the whole packet of salt / baking soda. And I made sure the water was lukewarm. Not too hot, not too cold, but juuuuuuuuuuuuust right. So, I will soldier on, but... I'm not sure I'm going to keep it up. At least my nose didn't bleed today. That's progress, huh?

Today on the way out the door from work, I saw the most beautiful human being. He was tall, had long dark hair, gorgeous eyes. Oh my. He was like the older twin of the 19 year old I was drooling over in Mississippi (stop with the disapproving scowl... he's legal... and I didn't pounce). Will I ever get over this long hair fetish of mine? I thought I was done with it, but give me a good looking man with long hair and I still feel the pull. It's a holdover from my teenage years. Add a few tattoos and I'm drooling.

I received, in the mail today, some diatomaceous earth. I'm quite excited about it. I can sprinkle it in my garden and suck the juice out of the bugs that suck the juice out of my tomatoes. Bwahahaha! The irony is beautiful! The way it's supposed to work is that these powdered diatoms have jagged little edges, so they cut into the bug, and then I guess they are absorbent (something like silica?), so they dry the buggies out. You can also take it internally, as long as it's food grade. Supposedly it has around 15 different minerals, it absorbs toxins, and it rids the body of harmful parasites. For dogs and cats, you can give it internally to deworm them, or rub it into their fur to kill fleas, mites and ticks. You can rub it into your carpet for the same. It sounds amazing. I'm drinking some now, it's a little gritty, but I don't taste anything so... we'll see. Not that I have fleas or worms or anything.

I'm taking a multi-vitamin, omega-3, vitamin D, calcium and Osteo Bi-Flex. I didn't exercise last week because I was sick, but tonight I'm getting back on the horse. My point is, I'm still stuck at 170 lbs, and I'm still tired all the time. I don't drink as much soda as I did, I drink a lot more water. I don't know what to do. I'm stuck. I try to eat healthier, but I'll probably never eat what I should for every single meal. I'm looking for answers because I'm frustrated. I feel like throwing my hands up and not even trying.

On an up note, Survivors seasons 1 & 2 comes out TOMORROW!!! Tuesdays are awesome.

Does anyone get the whole Justin Beiber thing (did I spell that right?)? What the heck? I heard a snippet and I'm not impressed, he kinda sounds like a girl. And when I searched on iTunes, the autofill put Justin Beiber before Justin TIMBERLAKE. I admit I like JT. Not all of his songs, but enough. I don't think he's hot though, because I think he still looks like a 14 year old (and yes there's a big difference between looking 14 and looking 19 -- I knew what you were thinking). Regardless, he's paid his dues, he deserves to have his name come up before Justin Beiber's. (I know, it seems random, but I heard his name on tv as I was blogging).

That is all.


  1. P.S. If you've read this far, here's a treat:


    Trust me. But you may want to view it at home, rather than work, just in case there's butt cleavage.

  2. My daughter is 10 and she thinks Justin Bieber is an idiot!

    Although she also wasn't "in" to Hannah Montana either.

    I am lucky.

  3. Never mind the diatomaceous (whew, that's a doozy of a word) earth, Justins, survivor, vitamins, etc. -what happened to the beautiful man? Did he disappear as quickly as he appeared? Damn, I hate that.
    PS Justin Bieber (I don't know or care how to spell his last name either) not only sounds like a girl but looks like one and seems to enjoy wearing bright pink lipstick. Yuck.

  4. Good luck with the Neti, my son tried it once and cursed my wife and I as being evil...Justin B is very girly...maybe he just came up before JT because they went alphabetic?

  5. Your nasal membranes are probably inflamed from allergies. Doesn't take much to upset them. I still have the whole water up the nose, drowning thing going on.

  6. Justin Bieber is the Anti-Christ. Really. I read it on the Internets.

    I should try one of those nose-thingies. My allergies are about to kill me this Spring.

    And I say 19 isn't too young for you. Shoulda gone for it. You only live once; unless you're all New-Agey and believe in reincarnation.

    I'm done now. :)

  7. The Neti Pot has worked well for me but a slightly used one just doesn't sound like a good deal no matter how you look at it Ha Ha

  8. Yowza, that Walmart thing is outrageous! Can you imagine going into that store with a camera? Actually, yes, I could do it.
    Slightly used Neti-pot...hm, gotta think on that one.
    I'm sorry I don't have long hair anymore, but I do have a few tattoos!

  9. GNDGU - Smart girl!

    Robyn - Yes... poof he was gone. Just my luck.

    Bendigo - ... and my available farmer is where?...

    Ms. A - One track mine, eh? LOL, yeah, they're pretty pissed about something. Have to admit, my nose hasn't been as runny since I did it. But it's still runny.

    Terry - The internet tells the truth, so it must be true.

    Jimmy - Oh come on ya germophobe!

    Joe - It would never work between us Joe, I have piercings, lol. And yeah, I see you with a camera this weekend, and a blog on Monday. DO IT!!!

  10. Hi.I am new to your blog but I see we have some things in common. I too have a neti pot...I used to use it but haven't lately...so I guess mine is slightly used too. I don't know who the heck Justin Beiber is but I have seen him on the cover of US magazine. And I am excited to find another Survivor fan...I have seen all 20 seasons...the last three or four have been the best!

  11. Hey Kristy! I have a neti pot too! Stupid allergies..It worked so-so for me: my nose didn't bleed or sting though..! I haven't used mine for a year!

    Before I saw his name written, I thought it was Justin "Beaver" lol! I can't believe iTunes has put him above JT!! Grrrrrr.. I heard on an interview that he was feeling depressed because he'd been single for the last 3 years..and he's 15! Insane.

  12. How do one of those things work? Just jam it up your nose?

  13. I keep hearing about that kid Justin Beiber... I'm like whatev on that..I'm too old to give a crap I guess.
    Stick with the neti pot, I assure you they help:)
    I can not wait to hear about your garden's progress. Mine is coming along.

  14. Dr. Soosie - Hey and welcome! I don't want to disappoint you so early, but it's actually a BBC America program called Survivors, about a post-pandemic world. I'm crazy addicted to it.

    Sarah - Hmph. I've been single for almost two years now (Bendigo's gonna find me a farmer though, so the drought is almost over!), and I'm almost 37... I feel no pity for the brat.

    Ian - Basically. Then you tilt your head and gravity (or the devil) pulls the water through your sinuses)

    Lisa - I will soldier on with the Neti... but I don't have to like it! Oooooh the garden is GROWING. Grow. ing.

  15. Have you thought about getting your thyroid checked?

  16. I've had it checked a few times but it's always in the middle of the normal range. I keep hoping someday I'll get tested and it will come out that it has been my thyroid all along... I know it's strange to want something to be wrong, but it would explain a lot, and it does run in my family.