Friday, April 29, 2005

Runny and stuffy in Rainyville

Yarg!!! You'd think I was a "heavy breather," but no, folks, it's just a stuffy+runny nose. Yes, the "I hab a toad in by dose" voice and all that. Poor Elena...

This is what you will get if you ever move to the Allergy Bowl (ie. middle TN). Geographically, we're in a bowl, and we have lots of pretty flowering trees....which means lots of pollen. And of course, the weather changes every 10 minutes, so the barometric pressure likes to wreak havoc on one's sinuses. It's not pretty. Come fall or spring, we're all sniffin,' hackin,' coughin,' and sneezin.' You would be too. Even if you've never had allergy problems before---move here, you get them. It's free with move-in.

Maybe that's why people forget to use their lights when driving on a rainy day, like today. Maybe the sinus pressure affects their brain synapses. I dunno...

Wish I could say, "Go, go, gadget arm"; reach out of my car and into the other person's; and smack the idiot upside the head...you know, the one who drives without his or her lights....and it's frickin' raining!!! *shakes head* Hmm...or attach LED-screen displays that run advisories across both sides of my car: "Ya moron, turn on your lights!" or "Ya igmo, merge right." *sigh*

9 comments:

WellDigger said...

Well then...
As a fellow reident of the bowl I have to agree about the weather, pollen, and idiots, however I have never had an allergy problem. Call it good genes. I have noticed the high incidence of sneezers though.
bwt- Thanks for reminding me of the word igmo. I love that expression.

Arielle said...

I didn't realize you were in TN, Elena. It's funny how many of the blogs I link to are from people in TN. I visited my family there a few weeks ago and boy, did I have a horrible allergic reaction after their lawn was mowed! MISERABLE. I sympathize with you greatly.

Darlin' Joy said...

That's funny because I grew up in middle TN, but I never had allergies until my family moved to the Atlanta area. But even when I went back to TN for college, I still had 'em. I blame GA for getting the whole thing started.

Just be glad you don't live in Colombia, where it's this season all year long.

Anonymous said...

East Texas has the same allergy problems from Oak, Pine, and Azaleas.

Uh, what's wrong with driving in the rain w/o lights? Did it for years before the govt. forced the car manufacturers to force it on people.


JohnR

Elena said...

JohnR: It's dangerous. People cannot see you as easily. And in heavy rain, especially.

WellDigger said...

Ha ha haaaaaaa !!!
Gimme a break Elena you live in Nashville. ANY driving here is dangerous.

Miss O'Hara said...

Awww, poor Elena! Allergies are the worst! My eyes puff up, my nose turns red, and I begin to look like an alien.

I hope you feel better! *hugs*

That said...I've awful allergies here in Motown...sooooo...if I moved to Nashville...perhaps...I'd have none! ;)

Nate said...

For the record... the allergy capital of America is actually Knoxville.

If you think nashville is bad... you ain't seen nothin'.

Pink Kitty said...

JohnR...

Are there pigs in those azaleas?