Monday, June 01, 2009

Couple Things I'm Trying

I've been hitting a couple new avenues lately and thought I'd let you know a little about them.

Neti Pot

Neti Pot

Don't know if you've heard of this natural remedy for allergy symptoms and general sinus discomfort, but - oh, I know, I know. You're saying "Sinus?!? But it looks like a porcelain oil lamp. WTF?!?

And by now you've probably already eyed the picture below, which - barring overly verbose description, basically works like this:

Neti pot in use

Then, of course, you have to do it like this:

Neti pot in use

Then you blow your nose and the feeling of sinus clarity will blow your mind. I do it once or twice a week and on those not-so-fresh (sinus!) days. Just close the door to the bathroom when you're doing it, 'cause, gross.


Frittatas

Frittata
Totally not my frittata

At least that's what I'm calling them. 1/4 T butter, heated in pan, drop about 1/4 C leftover spaghetti into the pan and heat to butter bubble. Drop 2 egg whites, cook almost through, flip. Slide to plate, coat with thin layer of hummus.

Sofa King delicious. And pretty damn healthy too.


"Rolling Chair On Carpet" Pad

Rolling chair rug protector

This wouldn't be that big a deal, except that the chair I have, with me sitting on it, drops a screw/bolt head low enough to rub the carpet (no joking, please). So after dealing with strings and tears and finally gaff-taping the damned bare seam in the carpet, I got one of these. And it is wonderful. Roly wonder, no snags necessary.

So not all that exciting today, just a couple things that've been on my mind.

Make it a good one!

3 comments:

Silliyak said...

Not as exotic looking as the Neti pot is a cheap plastic squeeze bottle that comes with packages to add to the water. Heat and "serve". Along those lines, I have recently discovered snore strips. They don't eliminate snoring 100% but reduce it, and I'm sleeping sounder also.(as the wearee)

Lisa said...

That is a most practical post. I always wondered how the neti pot actually worked.

Ricky Shambles said...

Silliyak - I've tried breathe right strips but they didn't do much to alleviate my snoring. As long as Mrs. Shambles can get to sleep before me, she can sleep through a hurricane. But if I make it to dreamland first, the snoring will grate on her nerves and make it really hard for her.

Lisa - glad I could help :)