The snot locker dialogues

It’s another chapter in It Came From The Snot Locker. Howie and I are both sniffling, sneezing, coughing messes. Like my friend Dea, I especially try to find reasons to laugh when I’m feeling sick. It just helps, somehow.

So, today I started out by looking up a few of Mary Roach’s columns at Readers Digest website. Mrs. Roach, if you don’t recall is the author of one of my all-time favorite books, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (and believe me, she’s one of the few authors who could tackle such subject matter with the masterful balance of dry humor and respect for the dead). she is also a former columnist from

In one “My Planet” column for Reader’s Digest, she ruminates about cold remedies. This piece really tickled me, considering the sorry state of our heads and chests the last couple weeks. Here’s an excerpt, followed by a link to the rest of the column. Enjoy!

I’m not a fan of what the drug companies call “cocktail” remedies: a single pill that treats nasal congestion, cough, headache, fever, sore throat, loose shingles, rising interest rates, pushy salesmen, cracked O-rings, and a dozen other things you don’t actually have. Especially puzzling is the combination of a cough suppressant and expectorant. Why would you seek to “loosen chest congestion,” readying it for travel, and at the same time shut down the launching mechanism?

Read the rest of Mary Roach’s Congested and Confused.

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4 thoughts on “The snot locker dialogues

  1. That article is hilarious!

    I hope the both of you are feeling better soon. ((((HUGS))))

  2. Hmmm, I know I posted a comment here yesterday but it isn’t showing up. I checked out that link to Readers Digest and enjoyed it a lot! I now have it bookmarked so I can check them out more often.

    Since they have “Laughter Is The Best Medicine” I think that is a great prescription for all of us these days.

  3. That was wierd. I posted the second comment and the first one posted at the exact same time. Odd.

  4. There’s a bug with the commenting component of this software. It seems to update the time/date stamp on all of the comments to the time/date the latest comment’s posted. We’ll be changing to a newer MT platform soon, so that should take care of it.

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