A DAY THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY
I have always been accident prone. I can fool around and get in trouble at the drop of a hat. Especially when I’m focused on a project – like I always am. This past week, I finished GODSEND and have BECAUSE I SAID SO on the verge of completing. I also did a lot of walking and pulled a muscle in my leg. Since I’m such a hypochondriac anyway, it doesn’t take much for me to dwell on an ache or pain. Especially when the lights go out. So, I purchased something my folks used to use - ICY HOT - a liniment type salve that gets really hot upon application and makes your muscles feel better. My dad used to believe in horse liniment, but that’s like using an industrial cleaner rather than dishwashing liquid – overkill. Interestingly enough, the ICY HOT comes in a little squeeze bottle now. When I bought it, I looked at it and wondered when they quit making it in a squeeze tube…
ANYWAY, the other night, I was very tired. I’d worked all day, I’d gone out and stayed way past my bedtime, so when I crashed for the night – I crashed. But before I did, I put some of the ICY HOT on my knee and did my other night time rituals which always includes my allergy nose spray since I’ve been addicted to that since time immemorial, I keep the bottle next to my bed and during the night if I get stuffed up, I reach for it automatically – in my sleep almost.
WELL, this is where the disaster began. In my sleep, when I got stuffy, I reached for my bottle of nose spray and used it.
BAM! CRASH! SCREAM! APOCALYPSE!
Imagine my surprise – my horror – to realize I hadn’t used the nose spray, I squirted ICY HOT up my nose. Let me tell you, friend, my nasal passages opened up for eternity. I had brain revelations that rivaled any trip that any LSD user ever experienced. It goes without saying that I didn’t sleep anymore that night. And if my books take an unusually ‘heated’ turn, now you’ll know why.
I burned my brain.
Have a good week! Remember to watch for BECAUSE I SAID SO next week!