One pill makes you larger

I thought I'd better hurry up and post, in case you were worried sick that I didn't live through the night. I barely made it.

And you know I hate to complain. Or malinger.

But who stuck the plastic cocktail swords through my throat? And why?

It has probably been a decade since I have had an official cocktail with a plastic sword, but do they still give you those? With the orange and the cherry all folded up? Because that was delicious.

Not that I could eat it now, what with the SEARING PAIN inside my throat parts. And no, I don't have strep. Have you met me? Of course I checked my throat. I have already been down my throat with a mirror and Marvin's giant flashlight that he keeps next to the bed to beat burglars.

Last night I took some Robitussin, and what happened to Robitussin? It used to be so delicious. And cherry-y. They changed the flavor or something. It tasted kind of like watermelon, which is not a flavor I want to taste, ever, not even when I am eating watermelon. Am not really a fan of the watermelon.

Although one time my friend Karina and I went to an all-day yoga retreat and at the end they gave us watermelon chunks and somehow it was just the thing. But I think it had more to do with the part where I had sweated out my entire body weight and I looked like one of those California raisins at that juncture.

Anyway, I bought alcohol-free Robitussin, and perhaps that was my problem. Maybe they messed with the flavor. But what does taking the alcohol out have to do with taking the cherry flavor out?

Also, the box says it's a cough suppressant and a cough expectorant. How can it be both? Was my body duking it out all night? Bring it up! Keep it down!

I have to be careful about what I take, because you know how the rest of you can pop a, say, Benadryl or NyQuil, or God forbid a Contac (do they even make Contac anymore?) and go on with your day?

Yeah.

I take one of those, and in 10 minutes I have ripped off my clothes, painted florescent 7s all over my body, and begun slithering on my stomach through the neighborhood. And speaking Russian.

Oh, I used to like that commercial for Contac. Remember, they'd open up the capsule and all those pretty colors inside the pill would come out? Pink, orange, and white? Even thinking of it I start to feel like I'm at Woodstock, gyrating with my eyes closed. Where's my unsanitary pink blanket to wrap up in?

And my college housemates used to wonder why I didn't want to take mushrooms with them. I mean, just give me one shot of NyQuil and I would have wandered off for six months.

I am not good with the drugs, is what I am saying to you.

I did manage to proofread a lot yesterday, and my pets were content to stay on the couch with me.

Kitties

I like how cats kind of always act like they have the flu. Sleeping and lying on the couch for 16 hours? We are down with that.

Tallulah literally laid on top of me for most of the day. I did not take photos of that, because that would have been impossible. But she is a good and faithful cur.

Bug

Every once in awhile there was the mild fisticuff, but mostly everyone let me work and doze.

It looks like more of the same today: work, Robitussin, ache, sleep. I have a big day ahead of me. I hope the animals are prepared.

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Author: June

At one point, I was sort of hot, in a "she's 27 and probably a 7" kind of a way. Now I'm old and have to develop a charming personality. Guess how that's going.

92 thoughts on “One pill makes you larger”

  1. My doctor says: never take cough suppressants, unless you have to b/c you’re in church or something. Expectorants only, which thin the grossness out and cough it up. Mucinex is my favorite. 🙂 But the liquid stuff gets to work faster.

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  2. I heart the word “fisticuff” and that Contac commercial! Sorry you feel like carp. I’m such a hypochondriac that, after reading yesterday’s post, I came down with the sympathy cold–scratchy throat, chills, run-over-by-a-truck feeling. Thankfully, I made it through the night too, and my fake cold is much better this morning, thanks for asking. I hope your actual cold doesn’t get the best of you today. Does Talu know CPR?

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  3. There is this weird guy that works for us and a few months ago he was sick so he said he was going to go get some Contac. I said, “do they still even MAKE that?” and he said, “yep, they have it at the dollar store”.
    So they do make it and it is a cool dollar.
    Robitussin has alcohol in it?????? No wonder my childhood sicknesses were so fun. I was raised on Robitussin.

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  4. Slithering through the street and speaking Russian! Can’t stop laughing!!! That is how I act on cold medication. And, also, did Henry grow? He looks large in the picture!

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  5. I don’t do drugs either. Other than the Claritin and Advil I seem to take on a daily basis so that I can continue to live in central Texas. But other than that, nothing, nada.
    I do home remedies, Vick’s Vaporub (that’s the real wonder cure!) and hot tea, hot soup and hot toddies. This is why you aren’t well yet, no one is making you hot soups and beverages. Do you have a really thick layer of Vick’s slathered on your body?
    Yesterday I was going to ask which pets were sticking close to you and trying to help you get better, but I forgot. From the photos it looks like everyone but Mr. Grumpypants Fran. That’s okay, he loves you from afar.
    And Fay is right. If I am really sick, I trot right over to Walgreen’s and get some Walgreen’s brand of Mucinex. You take 2 of those and drink a goodly amount of water. And then drink some Emergen-C, and it will really help. That is good stuff. Forget the Robitussin. It doesn’t contain near enough of the expectorant stuff in Mucinex to do you any good. Send Lula over to Walgreen’s with a note tied to her new and beautiful collar. Hopefully she will bring the Mucinex home before galumphing all around the county.
    Feel better quick!

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  6. I’m all up on things today because I’ve decided that commenting is so much more important than kids and dogs and laundry.
    Sorry you’re still yuck, June. I’m not a big medicine taker, but I tell you what, if you can get ahold of some morphine, that would certainly do the trick. I’ve had morphine twice in the hospital and mushrooms cannot even compare. And like you, I’m weird when on the meds, but morphine did just fine by me. You will not care that your throat is scratchy. You will not care about Robitussin, which in my opinion tastes like ass. You will not care about Carin sending bad ju-ju your way to give you a scratchy throat. Everything will be beautiful. See if you can steal some. It’s totally worth it.

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  7. Hulk (Who is exploring the possibilities of collecting some royalties for 'Ruby In The Sky With Diamonds'...) says:

    A few years ago I was coughing really bad and couldn’t sleep. I took Nyquil, but kept coughing. So the next night, I doubled the recommended dosage.
    Oh, the dreams I had. I was writing Beatles songs I was so loopy…

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  8. 1. I don’t like watermelon either.
    2. I know what would make your day better. Drink a lot of Robitussin and then get in a hot tub. They call that “ro-bin”. I think it’s supposed to make you high. I’ve never done it, but that is what the kids tell me.
    3. I’m not good with medicine either. I was once in the hospital after surgery and I kept taking off my clothes and bringing them neatly folded to the nurses station and saying “I think these belong to you.” They finally restrained me, but that didn’t help either.

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  9. Hope you feel better, June. Do you think it could be allergies? Here on the east coast, our pollen counts are through the roof. A high pollen count is considered to be 120 parts per square foot, and lately, some days, we have had counts of over 5,000 parts per square foot! And who counts all that pollen anyway?
    I have to agree on the Mucinex. Wonderful stuff.
    I was recently prescribed Percocet after my knee surgery. And not the regular dose, but the heavy-duty dose. I guess no one wanted to take a chance on having me whine and complain. Usually, any kind of meds will knock me for a loop, but I took one of those Percocets and let me tell you, I was wired all night. I don’t think I could even blink my eyes, I was so awake and alert. I could have mastered quantum physics is what I’m saying. But, give me a Zyrtec and I’m down for the count.
    Get well soon.

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  10. A) Joann is right about morphine. or whatever it is they give you right before surgery. whatever that stuff is? I understand why Courtney Love is the way she is.
    12) You guys are making me homesick for my across-the-street-neighbor in LA, Alicia. She was from Spain, and her mom was Japanese, and when I got cold and such she would make me soup and also some kind of drink that was both lemony and spicy and it would knock the crap right out of me. I do not know what was in either thing but mother of God did it bring a tear to your eye. You were cleared right up.
    Q) Terra, I am glad you saw that moon. It was a good one. I mean, it is always the same moon, but you know what I mean. Dad of Cosmo sent me a particularly nice picture of the butt of his dog yesterday, too. Speaking of moons.

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  11. I have this Pavlovian response to Benedryl. All I have to do is look at the box and you could perform open heart surgery on me. See before I could speak, we were taking a long car trip. I was perched over my dad’s shoulder (VW Beetle with the back down) and didn’t feel well, so I bit him. So hard, mind you, that he bled through his shirt. The doc recommended Benedryl to make me sleep. After that, every time we took a trip, Jeanene said, “Drug your daughter, Stuart. It’s time to go.”
    Both times I had surgery last year, the anesthesiologist said, “Count back..” is all I heard.
    Too bad he didn’t know Benedryl would have worked just as well.

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  12. I have this Pavlovian response to Benedryl. All I have to do is look at the box and you could perform open heart surgery on me. See before I could speak, we were taking a long car trip. I was perched over my dad’s shoulder (VW Beetle with the back down) and didn’t feel well, so I bit him. So hard, mind you, that he bled through his shirt. The doc recommended Benedryl to make me sleep. After that, every time we took a trip, Jeanene said, “Drug your daughter, Stuart. It’s time to go.”
    Both times I had surgery last year, the anesthesiologist said, “Count back..” is all I heard.
    Too bad he didn’t know Benedryl would have worked just as well.

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  13. I have this Pavlovian response to Benedryl. All I have to do is look at the box and you could perform open heart surgery on me. See before I could speak, we were taking a long car trip. I was perched over my dad’s shoulder (VW Beetle with the back down) and didn’t feel well, so I bit him. So hard, mind you, that he bled through his shirt. The doc recommended Benedryl to make me sleep. After that, every time we took a trip, Jeanene said, “Drug your daughter, Stuart. It’s time to go.”
    Both times I had surgery last year, the anesthesiologist said, “Count back..” is all I heard.
    Too bad he didn’t know Benedryl would have worked just as well.

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  14. I had to be away from my computer for a few days and I feel so behind! I’m glad you didn’t kill over last night, June. I think I may live as well.
    I had a patient this week that was coughing his little head off. I asked his parents if he had been to the doctor and they told me he was just diagnosed with the flu! So, naturally I freaked out and called my OB. Apparently, being pregnant and getting the flu is a bad thing, so they put me on some medicine. Yuck!
    And yes, I realize I say something about being pregnant in every comment I post. I guess I just want to be like Paula H&B commenting on her move.

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  15. The visual I get from the slithering thru the streets speaking Russian has me seeing June as the Grinch slithering hither and yon collecting christmas presents from under the trees, or June would gather kitties/puppies/stray ducklings, bring them all home and not a clue where they came from.
    And by the way, I am the queen of mixing over the counter meds. I’m telling you, 3 advil, 2 benadryl and 2 sudafed (the old stuff that you can make meth with) LOVE that combo. Try it ;*)

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  16. SO relieved to know you made it through the night.
    MUCINEX~ F YEAH! It is, quite possibly, the world’s best cold medicine. My recommended cold remedy drug cocktail of choice is MUCINEX and three Advil. And some hot, sugared tea to wash it down with.
    If that fails, take some Sudafed or Ny-Quil or Contac and get your Russian speaking slither on!

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  17. I’m so happy we all self-medicate so well. I’m pretty pleased these days with the Tylenol PM.
    The x-wifey’s grandmother used to make her children ingest a teaspoon of Vick’s Vapo-Rub, they are still alive so I guess it didn’t kill them.
    Maybe Alicia’s mom was giving you some kinda laxative, since “it would knock the crap right out of me”.

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  18. I have been sick with the hurty throat, so I know how much it sucks. I am on day 4 and am finally starting to feel better,so there is light at the end of the tunnel. Hope you feel better very soon!

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  19. I was worried sick, so thanks for posting. Sore throats are the worst. Popsicles, gargling with salt water, and regular doses pain reliever are the remedies I use to get through. Oh, and hot tea helps, too.
    Is Henry bathing Tallulah? So sweet.

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  20. Henry does bathe Tallulah, and Tallulah bathes Henry. Everyone bathes Henry, because frankly, Hens butt leaves something to be desired. Mainly, we all desire that it smell a little better. I do not know what is going on back there, but it is not good. Everyone in the animal kingdom, over here, takes every opportunity to pin him down and clean that cats butt. And I for one am grateful. Also, I just searched and I already have some Mucinex. You all must have told me this when I was sick some other time. Am going to take it. If I post in Chinese or something, you will know it made me high.

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  21. Dear Misti-Later the same day-Paula H&B is moving, Fawn Amber is no longer getting married, Talu got a new collar and June is clinging to life. Go.

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  22. Dear Misti-Later the same day-Paula H&B is moving, Fawn Amber is no longer getting married, Talu got a new collar and June is clinging to life. Go.

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  23. Dear Misti-Later the same day-Paula H&B is moving, Fawn Amber is no longer getting married, Talu got a new collar and June is clinging to life. Go.

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  24. I’ll take ‘shrooms over morphine any day. Morphine just makes me itch until I’m ready to scream but Magic Mushrooms make one happy and silly and you can see the notes of the music and life is just groovaroony especially when one has consumed said mushrooms at a Grateful Dead concert. Or so I’ve heard.
    Benadryl gives me horrible, frightening and disturbing nightmares so I don’t take that stuff any more.
    June, Alicia’s mom probably just gave you a mixture of lemon juice, hot water and cayenne pepper. It kicks your butt but it works.

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  25. Kelly, I found those cute little Robitussin cough syrup in a liqui-gel caplet things and thought, “How awesome, you don’t have to have a spoon and actually taste that crap!” So I bought them, and took 2 as directed on the label. I was up all night with nightmares and hallucinations and completely freaked out. I made my husband stay up with me as I didn’t trust myself and what I was doing or seeing. I went to the dr. that next day and told him what happened. He looked at me like I was a lunatic. Didn’t seem the least bit concerned or interested.
    then my kids started telling me about the people they knew who drank that stuff on purpose to get high. I promise you what I experienced could not be considered as “high” but crazy and suicidal. Not a good thing.
    Just a word to the wise, if Benadryl sets you off, you may want to steer clear of the Robitussin as well.

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  26. So, yesterday I had many pithy comments, but typepad would NOT let me comment.
    I am similarly sick, Junie, as you know. My mom said it must be an internet virus!! Isn’t she so funny? I think I must have shared my cooties when I was on the phone with you the other day. You know how bugs like to travel through the phone.
    I also do not like watermelon. I know – it’s utterly un-American, but it’s the texture of it. Makes me shudder!
    Lastly, I also do not do well on the drugs. Two Advils literally make me pass out from sleepiness! And forget about real drugs. I tried the mary jane one time and was dialing 911 from the paranoia it induced. Not fun.

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  27. I used to swear by Nyquil when I had a cold, because even though I gagged trying to get it down, at least I was able to sleep for a few hours at night. BUT a couple of years ago apparently they changed the formula and it doesn’t have the magic ingredient anymore that allowed me to sleep. Ugh. Now I take the Tylenol Cold medicine if I am sick…they have a nighttime one that helps (not as good as the OLD Nyquil, but better than nothing) and a daytime one that leaves me able to breath, but feeling like my head is stuffed with psychedelic cotton balls. Ugh.
    I hate being sick. I hope you feel better soon!

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  28. I do not care for the watermelon either. Cantaloupe though? YUM.
    Demerol is what you’re thinking of that they give you before surgery to relax, I think. I had it once, when I was 20 and had surgery to have my neck fused. They put it in my IV, and in 3.5 seconds I went from a blubbering, crying mess to completely calm and a little dreamy. That stuff rocks.
    You know what I’m mad about? Drixoral. They took it off the market in the U.S., because it’s got that pseudomethe…whatever it is that people use to cook up some meth in their garages. Drixoral was the BEST allergy medicine in the world. I did buy me some Advil Cold and Sinus, which works but is not as good. I bought it after I filled out their paperwork and showed my ID and signed the form. Because apparently people go home and cook up the Advil Cold and Sinus in their garages and make meth, so they have to make sure you don’t buy too much. What I want to know is if they’ve ever actually busted a meth lab with this method of keeping track of who is buying the Sudafed and how much. Now I feel like cooking up some meth, just because I have some Advil Cold and Sinus. Don’t think I won’t…I have Google and I’m not afraid to use it.

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  29. Thanks for the update, unorigional Paula. I must start reading daily so I won’t be so behind.
    Furry, I love the recipes you posted. The Neelys better watch out. I can just see it now…Down home with Furry!

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  30. This is your mind on drugs….
    It takes 7 seconds for food to pass from mouth to stomach.
    A human hair can hold 3 kg.
    The length of the penis is three times the length of the thumb.
    The femur is as hard as concrete.
    A woman’s heart beats faster than a man’s. Women blink twice as much as men.
    We use 300 muscles just to keep our balance when we stand.
    The woman has read this entire text.
    The man is still looking at his thumb.

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  31. WHAT???? Not one mention of chicken soup!
    Also, you can keep the morphine. After surgery, I kept seeing murderers run into my room. I continued to tell my daughter that we were not alone. It freaked her out, but I was buisy trying to think of a way to protect us.

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  32. Poor Hen – I think the bloom is off my rose now over the adorable Henri…not sure I can accept the stinky butt.
    I partially agree with the watermelon assessment. Sometimes, I’m lovin’ it, sometimes not.
    As for medicine, I could take the whole pharmacy and barely notice a difference. I think I have built up quite an immunity over the years. So not good when I am really dying. Which thankfully hasn’t happened in awhile. Knock on wood.
    Feel better!

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  33. Oh, I am so mad at all the meth labs for taking away the good medicine! I used to be able to buy Tylenol Sinus with the pseu..somethingoranother in it and be set. Now they took most of the stuff of the market, the ones they still sell are expensive and you have to jump through a hoop to get them.

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  34. Yes, Terra, I am over it. It hurt my KNEES. Also, since clearly I have pneumonia, and will soon be in an iron lung, my running days are behind me. Am thinking of taking up jousting or perhaps mime as my next physical activity. Because I am a woman of so few words. What about zelda or whatever that dance everyone is doing? that sounds fun. By the way my shift key is broken, hence the part where I have become ee cummings.

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  35. hmmm..Mimes….reminds of the time I saw Stevie Wonder at a Marcel Marceau show.

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  36. Zelda… lol much better word than Zumba,I think. I’m not sure I could move that fast if I had angry bees on crack chasing me. I have this concoction I give my boys when they are mucousy and sore throaty. I get a coffee cup, put enough honey to coat the bottom of the cup, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and a bit of cayenne pepper, then add hot water. It tastes like sour hot wings; but it does the trick. Thins their mucous and helps them sleep instead of cough cough cough. But then, you sometimes get it coming out the other end as the mucous has to go somewhere. I prefer it drain in my stomach than cough it up. But maybe that’s just me.

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  37. Dad (that sounds weird), I thought you were saying that women on medication think a man’s penis is three times longer than his thumb. That would have explained why Marvin would choose certain such times to make his move.
    Remember the old cartoons when the character would hit their thumb with a hammer and it would boing out to the size of their head? Similar concept.

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  38. Gentleman…please refrain from using a hammer to “boing” anything.
    Marvin? let’s not hear about you and the boing.
    June, you are not dying, you are just blinking really fast.

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  39. In response to all this man/husband bashing-JOANN!-I give you:
    A store that sells new husbands has just opened in Perth City , where a woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates:
    You may visit this store ONLY ONCE! There are six floors and the value of the products increase as the shopper ascends the floors. The shopper may choose any item from a particular floor, or may choose to go up to the next floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building!
    So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband. On the first floor the sign on the door reads:
    Floor 1 – These men Have Jobs.
    She is intrigued, but continues to the second floor, where the sign reads:
    Floor 2 – These men Have Jobs and Love Kids.
    “That’s nice”, she thinks, “but I want more.”
    So she continues upward. The third floor sign reads:
    Floor 3 – These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, and are Extremely Good Looking.
    “Wow,” she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.
    She goes to the fourth floor and the sign reads:
    Floor 4 – These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Good Looking and Help With Housework.
    “Oh, mercy me!” she exclaims, “I can hardly stand it!”
    Still, she goes to the fifth floor and the sign reads:
    Floor 5 – These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Gorgeous, Help with Housework, and Have a Strong Romantic Streak.
    She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor anyway, where the sign reads:
    Floor 6 – You are visitor 31,456,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store.

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  40. Paula H&B, was disappointed with morphine and who can take an admirable assortment/quantity of otc drugs and continue to function says:

    OMG JUNE, you KILL me.
    Misti! You’re pregnant! Congratulations! I always find news like that to be so MOVING.
    I am not a fan of any of the melons, but feh, watermelon is the worst. The texture, the pits, the dripping, ugh. And what’s with the stupid pricing? Every other melon is priced per melon; the watermelon is priced (for pennies) per pound. WTF, Watermelon?
    (And while we’re in the produce aisle: grapefruit. I am convinced that grapefruit’s original name was Blech because that’s what everyone says when they first taste it. But the name had to be changed for marketing reasons.)

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  41. Paula H&B, was disappointed with morphine and who can take an admirable assortment/quantity of otc drugs and continue to function says:

    OMG JUNE, you KILL me.
    Misti! You’re pregnant! Congratulations! I always find news like that to be so MOVING.
    I am not a fan of any of the melons, but feh, watermelon is the worst. The texture, the pits, the dripping, ugh. And what’s with the stupid pricing? Every other melon is priced per melon; the watermelon is priced (for pennies) per pound. WTF, Watermelon?
    (And while we’re in the produce aisle: grapefruit. I am convinced that grapefruit’s original name was Blech because that’s what everyone says when they first taste it. But the name had to be changed for marketing reasons.)

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  42. Paula H&B, was disappointed with morphine and who can take an admirable assortment/quantity of otc drugs and continue to function says:

    OMG JUNE, you KILL me.
    Misti! You’re pregnant! Congratulations! I always find news like that to be so MOVING.
    I am not a fan of any of the melons, but feh, watermelon is the worst. The texture, the pits, the dripping, ugh. And what’s with the stupid pricing? Every other melon is priced per melon; the watermelon is priced (for pennies) per pound. WTF, Watermelon?
    (And while we’re in the produce aisle: grapefruit. I am convinced that grapefruit’s original name was Blech because that’s what everyone says when they first taste it. But the name had to be changed for marketing reasons.)

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  43. June, I love to use NyQuil….nighty night.
    I saw your comment about Hen’s hinder. It gets better. Paisley had the same problem. I would even wipe her down with baby wipes.
    No way in hell would Hailey go near Paisley’s butt to help her in the hygiene department although it sure gets her goat when Paisley takes a little wiff. Paisley has matured, gained weight and no longer has a smelly butt. Maybe when they were in the shelter they didn’t participate in the hygiene classes? Love Hen and Talu!

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  44. Cosmo’s Dad, not only are you hee-hee-sterical this week, methinks you might also be a mite horny. Hmmm?
    And Hulkie, if you are referring to my latest post, I highlighted both my husband’s bad AND good qualities. It’s what a blog is for.
    And that is so not true about being impossible to please. Give me a drop dead gorgeous man who is romantic, has a super great job and I don’t mind if he doesn’t do housework. That’s what Mr. French is for. We women are very easy to please. You boys just don’t know the secret code yet.
    Am I the only person on this blog who loves watermelon?

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  45. OK, cut watermelon chunks, it does have to be ripe, FurryG, you know off Forest Hill Irene Extended, that farm stand, big chunks, maybe a little sugar dusted on top, and then put in the freezer, 10-15 min, and then only popped into your mouth, off a fork, or little cocktail swords, for you Junie. And for more fun soak them in vodka.
    Do not ingest the swords…uggh, not good.

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  46. I do love watermelon. I didn’t realize regular Robitussin would make you high. I do know Robitussin DM will, only from monitoring a former employee that was addicted to the stuff and ended up nearly killing himself in a terrible car accident while being bombed on the DM. Personally, I stay away from the drugs, they usually make me sick as a dog or make me crazy, like seeing stuffed dogs come alive that try to attack me. So I avoid Demoral at all cost. I sure hope you feel better.

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  47. Me? I would have to turn in my vast Southern heritage club original membership card that was issued at the ceremony of my birth if I did not lurve me the watermelon and bourbon. Hell, even my dogs love watermelon.
    And bourbon. But I refrain from disbursing that to them, despite the fact that it is not illegal.
    Cosmo’s dad, sugar? Down here we always sprinkle it with salt… Or vodka.

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  48. Me? I would have to turn in my vast Southern heritage club original membership card that was issued at the ceremony of my birth if I did not lurve me the watermelon and bourbon. Hell, even my dogs love watermelon.
    And bourbon. But I refrain from disbursing that to them, despite the fact that it is not illegal.
    Cosmo’s dad, sugar? Down here we always sprinkle it with salt… Or vodka.

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  49. Me? I would have to turn in my vast Southern heritage club original membership card that was issued at the ceremony of my birth if I did not lurve me the watermelon and bourbon. Hell, even my dogs love watermelon.
    And bourbon. But I refrain from disbursing that to them, despite the fact that it is not illegal.
    Cosmo’s dad, sugar? Down here we always sprinkle it with salt… Or vodka.

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  50. goodness gracious sakes… salt, sugar vodka… all in favor say …Hey Junie feel better real soon!!! yee ha

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  51. When I wa a yong woman I had really bad cramps. REALLY BAD! Bad as in vomiting curled on the floor crying bad. We had a local doctor who sold a tincture called Dem Chapels Red Bladder Sedative. That stuff was a little blue bottle of heaven! We found out years later it was morphine in cherry syrup. Like I said…heaven in a bottle

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  52. Y’all, old-school NYQUIL and TYLENOL SINUS/SUDAFED type meds are still available, literally “over the counter” because you must ask for them and sign for them due to the psuedoephedrine. Not everyone carries the old NYQUIL, I was thrilled to find it, though dh would probably swear by the new stuff as well as long as I never told him the difference. He is very suggestible. Also, pour the vodka into the watermelon via a hole cut from the rind, then refrigerate. Makes a great potluck contribution! Converts many a watermelon-disliker.

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  53. Cosmo’s Dad,
    Sorry for being gross 😉 I was trying to be helpful. It happens at times. Maybe it’s a case of TMI~usually is with me.
    Hope you feel better soon, June! (whatever method it takes to get you there)

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  54. Judging by the theme of the guys’ comments, they really took your post title to heart…just saying. Oh and love watermelon, and hope you get better soon June. You are too Good to die young.

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  55. 1 Tblsp OLIVE OIL (coats your throat)
    1 Tblsp LEMON JUICE (antiseptic)
    Shake & sip by teaspoonfuls as needed.
    When phlegmmy add SALT (expectorant)

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