I had a sore throat Sunday night - I had marked it up to irritation from second hand cigarette smoke from Barona's on Friday... and then it got progressively worse on Monday.

On Tuesday, being the arrogant young male that I am, I pridefully boasted that I was going to defeat this bug with "alternative Western medicine": Coca-Cola, potato chips, Papa Johns pizza, and Robitussin.

Wednesday comes around ... and FAIL. What was just a tickle in my throat has become a full-blown cold. Now, with the Vegas trip with some coworkers coming up this weekend, I decided to play it safe by switching to more conventional "medicine" that I picked up from CVS:

(Everybody knows Mrs. Field's cookies are the perfect medicine!)

As I was checking out, the cashier at CVS (an older gentleman with a thick foreign accent) goes: "Oh no no no... that's not how you cure a cold! I always do hot tea and Brawny."

Wait, what? Brawny? That really creepy lumberjack guy's smile flashed in my mind. I kind of looked at him quizzically. He seemed to understand that the accent was a barrier to explaining to me the genius of his idea. He took the back of the receipt and wrote down his secret recipe for curing all colds:

Brandy! Apparently if I take this concoction, I will "sweat out the illness." Right on, brother.

Fortunately, I have exactly one of those ingredients at my place (yes, the alcohol).

If this cold doesn't get better tomorrow, I will resort to the brandy treatment and see what happens.

Posted by roy on January 20, 2010 at 11:50 PM in Ramblings | 8 Comments

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Comment posted on January 26th, 2010 at 08:39 AM
I remember how you used to drink Coke whenever you had a sore throat It really works!
Comment posted on January 24th, 2010 at 08:45 PM
be a man sir.

Anonymous (guest)

Comment posted on January 21st, 2010 at 08:55 PM
i believe thats a hot toddy. ive had it before. it burrrrrrns down your throat but its actually pretty good! DO IT!
Comment posted on January 21st, 2010 at 08:46 PM
I'm getting sick now too man... you and your eFlu, contagious as hell.

sanjuro (guest)

Comment posted on January 21st, 2010 at 03:57 PM
Actually he's kind of right, hot tea, lemon and honey that's a good mix to fight off the cold virus. You can do without the Brandy though. ;) I'd suggest organic orange juice too, lots of good vitamin C.
Comment posted on January 21st, 2010 at 10:30 AM
ditto PM5K and zinc.

and lots of water. pee it out. =)

PM5K (guest)

Comment posted on January 21st, 2010 at 08:57 AM
Vitamin C

crb (guest)

Comment posted on January 21st, 2010 at 02:59 AM
I think what he meant was "Brawndo". Wreck your pants like the INCREDIBLE HULK!