When the tickle in your sinuses starts to threaten a real illness, simmer: 1 one-inch piece of ginger, grated into two cups water, for about five minutes. Then, remove from heat and add two cloves of crushed garlic, a teaspoon of cayenne pepper, the juice from a lemon, and honey - the recipe says "to taste," but know that nothing is going to really make it taste "better."
The plants having sex is getting to be a bit much, even for me, and I don't have any allergies (but is that true?). Katie took a 24-hour pill last night to deal with her allergies, but all it did was give her an existential crisis that she compared to being stalked by a bear.
One year ago: The Acoustics of Wealth
Two years ago: Dinner Table Conversation
Three years ago: On the Boundary Between Public and Private Life
Four years ago: Eternal Arm Bar
Nine years ago: 4-25-08 in which I find out that, in fact, it is not as dire as it seemed