With the change of seasons here in South Florida comes the inevitable. No not the tourists, but my first cold of the winter. It started Sunday with a scratchy throat so I immediately started on the Zicam tabs. This is supposed to be some kind of miracle drug full of vitamins that will bolster your system from the attacking cold germs. By Monday night it seemed under control and I went to my bowling league where I had such a good time I decided to go out for a nightcap with my team-mates.
Drinking a large amount of vodka when on the edge of catching a cold is probably not advisable, but bolstered with Zicam and Excedrin I was feeling fine. The next morning I woke up with a full blown cold and clown makeup on my shirt.
So here I am three days later and Niagara Falls would be envious of the amount of liquid flowing from my face. I have tried numerous remedies none of which seems to do anything to stem the flow. About the only thing that does anything at all is the generic NyQuil I’ve been taking. It knocks you out and then entertains you all night with the most bizarre dreams imaginable. Like the one where I was dancing in a bar with crazed drag queens. At least I think that was a dream or maybe it was the source of the clown makeup.