Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Ah'll Be Bock! (heavy sigh)

So it's raining again. S'posed to rain pretty much all day with heavier storms tonight. I've got that date tonight. This theatre is one of those where you get a meal with the movie. We're going to see "Public Enemies". There's a 6:15 and a 7:00 p.m. show. It depends upon when I finally arrive which show we'll attend. I'm the one who has to drive the farthest but, living in Chicagoland, distance is relative.
I heard a news report that says this weather pattern, with the copious amounts of rain, is "stagnant". According to the meterologist interviewed, the jet stream has been in this pattern since October of 2007. We had the 25th wettest spring on record this year. July is predicted to be cooler than normal.
Whatever. I just know I started coughing again over the weekend. I'm sure the allergies are acting up again, just when I got dried out from the episode at the end of spring.
So I wonder if it was "this bad" with my ancestors. Did they have these allergy problems or is this a function of our modern lifestyle?
I try to be optimistic. Rain fills the reservoirs from which we get our drinking water. I know of the water battles looming in the west and southwest and I'm grateful I live in the midwest even if the weeds are taking over this year.
Yet I can tell my body is fighting allergens again, yet, still. I'm tired. I'm hoping I don't fall asleep in the movie tonight. Boy would that look great. First date and I'm zonked out.
My advice? Buy stock in Ricola. I'm almost out of cough drops so will have to get more this weekend.

Beverage: Huckleberry tea


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