Also, it seems your FACE FALLS OFFI appear to have a bit of a cold. I’m not sick, exactly, but my head’s stuffed up and I’m achy and I really really really want to lie down even when I’m already in bed.

Okay, maybe I’m sick. But I will recover soon, because there’s just too much damn work to be done this month — there’s, like, fourteen film festivals happening right now and a metric ton of movies opening and also I’ll be damned if I show up at the Toronto Underground Cinema for Friday’s Defending the Indefensible session with puffy eyes and a runny nose. I will not be the one to fall short on “MacGruber”.

Anyway, what I’m saying is, if anyone has a really great way to blow out a cold, I’d love to hear it. I’m already chugging orange juice and popping ColdFX like they’re M&Ms.

… oh, wait, those actually are M&Ms. The coconut should have tipped me off.

I’ll check back in tomorrow.

6 thoughts on “Hurrgh.”

  1. At the risk of sounding even more like a shill: Neilmed’s Nasal rinse kit. Undignified, more than a little gross, and don’t do it just before your panel or you’ll dribble snot-water throughout, but the thing flushes out your sinuses and makes you feel better.

  2. Grapefruit juice by the litre. it’s acidic enough to cut the mucus and laced with enough vitamin C to goose your immune system. Feel free to cut it with club soda if required. Hell, cut it with vodka if need be, but enjoy Moskovskaya in moderation.

  3. My favourite remedy is Neo Citran with bourbon in it. A shot of that, and no matter how ill you are, you won’t care.

  4. Some also swear by oil of oregano, though that too shouldn’t be taken close to your court appearance at The Underground, due to ‘residual taste’ issues.

    Grapefruit & medication might be like a super-cocktail, though I figure if the cold meds say ‘Do not operate a motor vehicle,’ you might take greater heed if you pop Coriciden + grapefruit juice. That combo might knock you out.

    Of course, there’s lots of sleep, but being mid-week, that’s impossible. I’d also suggest having the occasional teaspoon of honey. I was doing that when I had strep throat, and the calories gave me oodles of energy to edit and mix a voice demo in one day.

    Honey good.

    Hang in there,

    – MRH

  5. My understanding is that ColdFX which works, is only effective when you feel the cold coming on and not when you already have it. But maybe I’m wrong. Did it help?

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