It’s cold. Cold Season. Colds Season.
Nava has a cold. Tom has a cold. I have a cold. Patty…….Patty, do you have a cold? March. Are you still getting flooded out East? Do you have a cold? Ann, looks like you’re getting ready to get nailed with some rain as well. Bundle up!
It’s 50F here, with a 30mph wind and driving rain. Been raining all day, all night, and it feels like it’s raining all over the world….I’m channeling Brook Benton, though I live in Illinois.. (hey, did I mention I’m stoned on cold meds? ay-yup. snockered. So ….I’m a bit more babblelicious than normal. Sorry)
The majority of the Posse is down for a cold-count. And since colds usually equal stuffed noses and loss of smell…well, you know….the only thing I can smell right now is Vicks Vap-o-Rub! And peppermint tea. And Carnal Flower because, of course, you can smell that on the moon. But it has that camphory-eucalyptus silvery thread running through it, like the sea salt ribbon in Recchiuti fleur de sel caramels, which I cannot taste right now – except for the salt. Why is it that salt seems to be the last taste to go?
So here are a couple of colds-related questions: when you are sick-ish (not ‘flu’ sick, more ‘cold’ sick, like I am right now)…you can barely smell – what perfumes do you reach for? What foods work for you? I thought I would test the Vicks/Salt Theory vis a vis perfume. This is not a scientific test, as I just grabbed three scents that approximated what I was thinking of (Vicks/ Salt/Peppermint). As far as food goes, I am thinking homemade chicken noodle soup – but jeez..can you imagine smelling like that?
Vicks = Carnal Flower. Yeah, it’s a Big White flower Bomb of a scent – but what has always made this one interesting for me is that eucalyptus/camphory ribbon running through the flowers. Now that I’m all stuffed-up, all I can smell is the camphor. Love it!
Heeley Selmarine = Salt. I can’t taste much except salt right now. Hot peppers have no nuance and that’s always a bad thing. Heeley Selmarine …..mostly salt. Little bit of lemon. Perfect for a hot toddy. Wait. That’s not salt. That’s brandy. Never mind. I’m on a strict Nyquil diet and I’m stoned out of my gourd. Sorry. Hey…Nyquil and brandy….now there’s an attractive combination……zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Peppermint Tea = Geranium Pour Monsieur because I always put Bergamot syrup in my peppermint tea and it smells persackly like GpM.
At this point, unless you live in Texas or some other drought-ridden place, you are probably sick of rain and stunned by the sudden drops in temperature. I see some Fried Green Tomatoes in El O’s immediate future, as there is no way these dawgs is gonna ripen before the first frost. But I have a couple of pecks of tomatoes. That’s a lot of FGTs, even for El O. Gotta do something else with them.