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I do a mixture of things:

If I manage to catch it before it really begins, I'll take the white parts of a bunch of scallions and some ginger root and makes a tea/soup out of it (consuming the bulbs and ginger root along with the water they've steeped in). This is based on the Chinese pharmacopia. If I'm not quite that swift, I'll start in on the zinc lozenges ASAP. (This one is backed by science - tl;dr version, they reduce the duration of a cold if started within the first 24 hours).

While the cold is in full swing, what I do depends on what I need to do. If I need to do work, I'll see if OTC meds will keep the symptoms under control. Otherwise I'll skip the meds in favor of a hot toddy (alcohol + honey + heat = thinner mucus and less sore throat; it's a traditional cold remedy for a reason) and lots of tea with honey. I will also consume chicken soup (also backed by science, although we're not entirely sure how it works yet).
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If anyone ever did, the people who are currently more than happy to complain about its existence would start bitching about its lack. Because at least here in New England, we need snark and complaining to keep us warm in the winter. So might as well leave it, if only so I can have Cheap Chocolate Day on 2/15.
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If anyone ever did, the people who are currently more than happy to complain about its existence would start bitching about its lack. Because at least here in New England, we need snark and complaining to keep us warm in the winter. So might as well leave it, if only so I can have Cheap Chocolate Day on 2/15.
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Cleaning, cooking, and all of this damned paperwork. I want to have to think of nothing but my classes and board exams between now and when I graduate, and nothing but the best ways to treat my patients after that (with a month of nothing at all in the middle ;P).

(although I'd have to have a minion whose sole job is creating poorly-written haiku to disgrace my enemies, natch)
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Cleaning, cooking, and all of this damned paperwork. I want to have to think of nothing but my classes and board exams between now and when I graduate, and nothing but the best ways to treat my patients after that (with a month of nothing at all in the middle ;P).

(although I'd have to have a minion whose sole job is creating poorly-written haiku to disgrace my enemies, natch)
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I'm heading to a nearby friend's place for an Orphan Thanksgiving - thinking about walking rather than trying to find a place to park given the new and excessive Somerville parking rules. I'm making broccoli casserole, a holiday tradition in my family. I do like turkey for Thanksgiving, but if I had to pick between turkey and the casserole, casserole wins. Weird, I know. Regardless of what I end up eating tomorrow, if I end up hosting my family's Christmas like I keep fantasizing (my mom can relax, my dad can't get called into work at the last minute, and I can sleep in a real bed - win all around) I'll do turkey then ;).
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I'm heading to a nearby friend's place for an Orphan Thanksgiving - thinking about walking rather than trying to find a place to park given the new and excessive Somerville parking rules. I'm making broccoli casserole, a holiday tradition in my family. I do like turkey for Thanksgiving, but if I had to pick between turkey and the casserole, casserole wins. Weird, I know. Regardless of what I end up eating tomorrow, if I end up hosting my family's Christmas like I keep fantasizing (my mom can relax, my dad can't get called into work at the last minute, and I can sleep in a real bed - win all around) I'll do turkey then ;).
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I'm going to presume that this is in the form of "permanently 30" rather than "continually aging with all the deterioration that implies". The practical way to start would be to become sufficiently wealthy that I can do whatever I want with my infinite amount of time, but that would be boring as hell for me so I won't do that. Instead I'd start by mastering all forms of medicine I could get my hands on, helping do the research required to figure out what things are worth keeping and what should be tossed, and basically contributing to a fully integrated medicine of everything useful that humanity has figured out in the past several millenia as a foundation for the medicine of tomorrow. Having done that (or interspersed with that, as I'm sure sabbaticals would be necessary) I would achieve enlightenment. I would also have quite a few adventures, particularly during those sabbaticals where I wasn't working on the whole enlightenment thing - see the world a few times, that sort of thing. I'd learn how to handle the grief of seeing people I love die over and over and over again; if I'm lucky, there won't be long periods of refusing to love before I figure that out.
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I'm going to presume that this is in the form of "permanently 30" rather than "continually aging with all the deterioration that implies". The practical way to start would be to become sufficiently wealthy that I can do whatever I want with my infinite amount of time, but that would be boring as hell for me so I won't do that. Instead I'd start by mastering all forms of medicine I could get my hands on, helping do the research required to figure out what things are worth keeping and what should be tossed, and basically contributing to a fully integrated medicine of everything useful that humanity has figured out in the past several millenia as a foundation for the medicine of tomorrow. Having done that (or interspersed with that, as I'm sure sabbaticals would be necessary) I would achieve enlightenment. I would also have quite a few adventures, particularly during those sabbaticals where I wasn't working on the whole enlightenment thing - see the world a few times, that sort of thing. I'd learn how to handle the grief of seeing people I love die over and over and over again; if I'm lucky, there won't be long periods of refusing to love before I figure that out.

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