Friday, May 23, 2008

I hate being sick.

I've got a cold. A stupid, boring cold. I'm a singer, so I get absurdly neurotic about anything going on in my upper respiratory system, but this is the real thing.

I had an abortive voice lesson yesterday, and my wonderful teacher, after ten minutes of trying to clear the crap from my vocal cords, said, "That's it! Stop singing!" She very kindly led me to a health food store where, under her guidance I purchased a Neti Pot.

Do you know what a Neti Pot is? Have you made its acquaintance? It's a tool for "nasal irrigation" and it's the source of one of the most peculiar sensations I have ever experienced.

The idea is that you run warm saline solution from one nostril through the other, as demonstrated by the charming (if somewhat apprehensive-looking) young woman in the photo above.

It feels damned odd, let me tell you. And if your nose is very blocked (as mine is right now) nothing happens at all except a kind of dam effect where the water backs up and ... well, never mind.

But I shall persevere. I may even consider buying a Neti pot from this Etsy seller, who describes it, somewhat prosaically, as a "snot pot" :)

Monday, May 19, 2008

Incredibly delicious body scrub from Pegasus Soaps!

Okay, I'm clean and showered, and here to tell you that Pegasus Soap's Sea Salt Body Polisher is divine. I bought some from this great Etsy seller at the beginning of this month, and I've used it almost every day -- mmmm. Just the right amount of gentle abrasion and it leaves my skin, honestly, feeling incredibly soft and smooth. Love it. It makes me feel damned touchable, which is devoutly to be wished.

Thank you, Pegasus Soap, for making me feel so good!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

New collages!

It's been a very, very long time since I created any art. I've been pretty busy with one thing and another, but tonight I sat down and made pretty little bird collages while watching (wait for it) Dexter (on dvd). Damn, it felt good.

(They don't seem particularly serial-killer-inspired, but there you go :)