November 02, 2006

Thursday Pollen Count!

Leave it to our crack research team of sniffly and itchy Jim Smith to come up with an inspired selection of questions for today, based entirely upon his own seasonal distress!

Jim, suffering through some sort of allergic malady, sent the following to us (in a somewhat more condensed form) and suggested we have an Stopped Up, Wheezy, Sneezy Axis of Weevil Thursday Three!

1. Do you have any food or plant allergies that kick in this time of year?

2. Is there anything in the food or plant realm that you might not be allergic to, but that you dread seeing during the fall anyway?

3. Setting aside your discomfort for just a moment, what are some of your favorite fall things?

Okay, all of you drink your chicken soup and Allerest and get to work. Remember that anyone is free to play along, even if itís not autumn where you live, or if you think people with allergies are just big babies trying to get sympathy!


1. Thank goodness Iím not bothered by allergies, either of the food or the plant or the medical or the animal variety, unless weíre talking about something like molten lava.

2. Even though Iím not allergic to them, Iím not a big fan of cranberries, and Iíve gotten to where I donít really care that much for pumpkin pie.

3. I like goldenrod, and mums, and I like seeing the leaves change colors. And thatís about it. Fall means women in big bulky wool sweaters and overcoats and hats and scarves, and thereís just nothing good about that.

So there you go.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at November 2, 2006 08:00 AM

My head hurts too bad to be answering dern fool questions.

Posted by: Larry Anderson at November 2, 2006 09:27 AM

I know, but once you answer them you'll feel a lot better. Trust me. Or not.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at November 2, 2006 09:40 AM

1. Used to, but "grew out" of my allergies when I hit 40.
2. Nothing in food or plant realm. Don't like having to put the boat away for the winter.
3. Punkin Pie!

Posted by: steevil (Dr Weevil's bro Steve) at November 2, 2006 09:43 AM

I'm allergic to penicillin, too, Jim. Or I guess I still am.

I had an adverse reaction during a bad bout of strep throat when I was about 22. I afraid to try it again.

Posted by: Janis Gore at November 2, 2006 09:51 AM

Well Jim penicillin is from bread mold and we know how moldy things get this time of year, so it's related.

Anywho, I'm up!

Posted by: Sarah G. at November 2, 2006 10:01 AM

I'm [ACHOOOOOO!!! Sniff.] in, dag you bery buch.

Posted by: skinnydan at November 2, 2006 10:03 AM

Iím UP. Iím also coughing and wheezing but the answers are up.

I donít think itís fall related but Iím allergic to penicillin. But better living through chemistry ahs given many alternatives.

Posted by: jim at November 2, 2006 10:11 AM

I don't interact with a lot of people daily, and rarely with children, so my resistance to colds and such isn't very good. You could say that I'm allergic to people in the Fall, but that would be overstating it. But if you have something, and I spend time with you, I'm likely to share it with you.

As for dreading a food in the Fall, I can't choke down another piece of dry turkey.

And things I like are flannel shirts and fireplaces, soups and stews, a hot bath after being out in the cold.

Posted by: Janis Gore at November 2, 2006 10:37 AM

I'm too lazy to put a post up, so...

1. Hayfever makes me all icky from mid-August until first frost, which around here is anywhere from mid-October to late-November.

2. I hate seeing Christmas stuff before mid-November. Let me enjoy the fall, dagnabbit!

3. I love EVERYTHING about fall. Clear, bright blue-sky days and cold nights; pulling out all the quilts to snuggle under; the smell of wood fires; apple turnovers, apple cider, apple cobbler, apple pies; pretty leaves falling (I don't have to rake); things settling into a routine after the butterfly nature of summer; EVERYTHING. Well, except the Christmas stuff out too early.

Posted by: Diane at November 2, 2006 11:12 AM

Fried panda...

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at November 2, 2006 11:23 AM