December 17th, 2011

danielarms

Writer's Block: Chicken soup

What is your cure for the common cold?


Time. Nothing but time. During that time, however, I will take all the decongestants and pain relievers (for headache and/or sore throat) I can get my hands on, and I may even take an antihistamine or two just in case I'm having an allergy attack instead of the common cold. I can't always tell the difference unless I get a sore throat. Then I know it's a cold. If the decongestants and pain relieves do their job, then I'll sleep. Oh, and if I do have a sore throat I'll drink some Throat Remedy Tea. I don't recall who makes it, but it does a good job if for no other reason than that hot beverages are soothing to a sore throat.

Writer's Block: Chicken soup

What is your cure for the common cold?
Homemade chicken noodle soup, hot totties, lots of rest, plenty of water, and hot lemonade sweetened with honey. I rarely take OTC meds, but I keep some basic painkillers around and nyquil if I can't sleep because I'm coughing too much. I try to smoke less. Generally doesn't work out. hah.
Also that cough syrup if I'm coughing myself into having a headache. But it has to be pretty severe for me to take anything and I have to have to get something done in order to see a point in it. Which as my life has been getting back on the ball that has been more often, which I suppose is a pretty good thing. :)
Our life our sweetness and our hope

Writer's Block: B.Y.O.B. Holidays

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I kind of rolled my eyes at this question and put off answering it.

Partly because most of the Big Problems aren't so easily solved, because solving them would cause serious upheaval.

Anyway I don't want to think about that right now.

Tonight I found out that one of my worst nightmares has come true for one of my dear friends. Her son in his stroller was hit by a tractor trailer (the back wheel came up over the curb and pinned him).

He had emergency surgery and his prognosis is good. Deo gratias. But it will be a long recovery for him and he'll be in the PICU for at least two weeks. So his Christmas will be in hospital.

It may not be world peace, but I'd bring him back to health if I could.

Keep him and his family in your prayers if you would. They are wonderful, kind, and generous people.

Writer's Block: B.Y.O.B. Holidays

If I could solve any problem in the world, I would really want to help cure how people see the world. Help the greedy to see how they have to much. To make the sad people see how there are so many things to be happy about. To make the people with low self-esteem to see how amazing they are. There are always going to be problems in this world. There will always be hunger and violence and they just aren't simple things to solve. But everyone should see how lucky they are in life and enjoy the simple things before they are gone. 
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Немецкий Германия Французский скайп

Вопрос дня: Зима

    Да!!! Я всегда невольно был очарован неожиданными зимними пейзажами. Вылетаешь на лыжах на какую-то лужайку в уральском лесу и эта красота тебя пленит! Очаровашки ели в белых шубах! Это прелесть!
     Сейчас также наслаждаюсь зимними чудесными вечерами и ночами, гуляя со своим золотистым чау-чау. Мне приятно, что нет грязи и слякоти. Сверкающий, пушистый снег приятен и поднимает настроение, настраивает на позитив. Зима в наших широтах замечательная. Я тосковал по ней, находясь в Германии. Теперь пока я в России радуюсь такому подарку. Лыжи смазать и вперед! Жизнь прекрасна.
Всем отличного настроения!
Ваш
Fuenftersohn

Вопрос дня: Солженицын

Я считаю, что все книги Солженицына. Нужно собрать и сжечь.
11 декабря Александру Исаевичу Солженицыну исполнилось бы 93 года. Как вы считаете, какую книгу Солженицына надо прочитать и почему?

Вопрос дня: Зима

Вот сейчас для меня вполне зима... Пусть такая будет! Кому нужно,очень снега, есть список мест, куда можно поехать. А меня вполне устраивает, то что не надо в зимнее одеваться, я в хожу в любимом осеннем пальто и сапогах, очень комфортно, а тот снежок, который изредка выпадает,
и летит кружась белыми хлопьями, очень даже радует, особенно вечерами и если голову задрать, под городскими фонарями...  узреть это зрелище....вообщем безумно красиво!А так люблю лето и осень.Зиму-нет!
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Windflowers

Writer's Block: Chicken soup

What is your cure for the common cold?


No such thing as a cure for a cold, but I have some methods for coping with the symptoms.

As soon as I feel the cold coming on, I:
-Get a lot of extra sleep. I'll go to bed a couple hours early, let myself take a nap if I feel the urge . . . I figure it actually saves me time in the long run.
-Make a special effort to eat healthily. My meals are usually quite healthy anyway, but I'll often avoid junk food on top of that when I can tell I'm getting sick. Plus when I'm sick the powdery flavoring on things like Doritos, etc, just gets stuck in my throat unpleasantly anyway.

I've also tried Zicam (zinc), echinacea tablets, and swallowing raw garlic as a way of warding off a cold, but considering all colds are a little different it's hard to say what kind of a difference they actually made. If I have them around and remember I'll use them, since I figure they certainly can't hurt.

Once I have cold symptoms, I:
-Drink lots of tea (especially lemon tea) with honey. While it's hot I breathe in the steam and that helps soothe my nasal passages, too.
-Eat hot soups. Classic chicken soup is great, but I prefer spicy soups because I can actually taste them with a cold. I need to find me a good spicy chicken soup that's easy to make on low, sick energy; that would be perfect!
-Take Nyquil to help me sleep at night. I don't take any meds during the day, though, because they generally just make me feel worse. I've never found a daytime cold medicine that relieved my symptoms enough to justify the side effects, which often make me feel loopy or wired.
-Avoid dairy, mostly just because it tastes/feels gross on my throat.
-Avoid going out, because I just don't want to and it keeps other people from getting my germs.

Writer's Block: B.Y.O.B. Holidays

Solve the uncaring march of time by stopping it.

Time flows = People die of old age/illness/cancer/starvation etc. = Suffering

Therefore,

Stop time
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People die of old age/illness/cancer/starvation etc. = Us 'dying' without ever realising it

And Ignorance is bliss, so therefore,

Stop time = Happiness all around :D



[Somewhat twisted logic, I know, I'd lived with it for so very long :P]
  • lenava

Вопрос дня: Зима

Да,люблю конечно))притом для меня не столь важно теплая она или холодная, конечно белоснежные сугробы радуют,но ходя сейчас в кожаной осенней куртке, а не в дутом пуховике, обделенной я себя не считаю)). А люблю зиму за горячий чай,плед,шарфы,за смешных нахохлившихся людишек торопящихся на работу в утренней темноте. За гирлянды болтающиеся повсюду до июля месяца...наша Русская зима неповторима))Да и я ее люблю!
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Me

Writer's Block: B.Y.O.B. Holidays

"What is your must-see holiday movie?"
Hmm.. If you'd asked me a year ago i wouldn't have paused for a second, but, this December i watched a film that is also a really cute christmas film.
But the queen of christmas movies ( and can be watched all year ) is 
Love Actually.
I mean, come on! It is the cutest, most adorable movie! I absolutely love it!
This December i watched The Holiday, a really adorable movie starring Cameron Diaz, and it's really sweet, it really got me in a christmas mood.
So, if any of you are reading, what is your favourite christmas movie?
Xoxo

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Me

Writer's Block: B.Y.O.B. Holidays

"Your favorite holiday-themed animated gif?"


Seriously?! How can that not bring a smile on your face? :)
I think it's cute, and for the people who has no clue who these people are ( aka the people who have been living under a rock ) this is Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, this gif is taken from the show 'The Vampire Diaries' - which i have a major obession with - 

>Gif does not belong to me<

Xoxo
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Writer's Block: B.Y.O.B. Holidays

Illiteracy.

So many people in this world get duped because they can't read properly. So many people don't know their rights because they can't read. People don't know basic things about health because they haven't been taught such things. Etc. Etc. Reading empowers people, because they can search out the information that they need for themselves. Even if there's something you don't know, if you can read then you can look it up and learn by yourself.
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Вопрос дня: Зима

Да!Конечно люблю,как можно не любить снежную сказку!?

Но в идеале если  бы было ,весь год лето!!!!2 недели весны(именно того периода ,когда всё проблухает).2 недели осень(золотой и тёплой).И так уж и быть месяц зимы,пускай и суровой,но ЗИМЫ.
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TST Antifascist

Writer's Block: Chicken soup

What is your cure for the common cold?
My cure for the common cold: 1 and a half cups of fermented goat urine, two tablespoons bat guano, half a cup of spoiled milk, 10 ounces of skunk spray liquid, one dose of Ex-Lax, and four teaspoons of oil of ipecac. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Let cool, then gargle a little of the contents for 5 minutes. Drink the rest.
icon, mandela, wolfmoon

An interesting concept...

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Simply put: The imbalance of species.
The harmony of nature was off balanced, and it needs to be rectified.
If given ANY problem, I think this would be the root of a large quantity of problems we have today.

Writer's Block: B.Y.O.B. Holidays

If i'd be able to solve one problem in the world that would be malnutrition......If only i have the resources i will share food to everyone mostly the kids, those kids in depressed areas. I hope if this will be read by the people who have the resources to share please do contribute in the campaign against malnutrition many people die because of hunger, while eating allot try to think of those people who doesn't have a food on there plate. These Christmas please if your able, please share your blessings to other people make them feel the true spirit of Christmas. 
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profoundrice (artist)

Writer's Block: B.Y.O.B. Holidays

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Hard to pick only one, so I'd just make sure no one would be left without the most essential of necessities like food, water, shelter, medical attention if they need it, education, etc. So, I suppose that'd mean I'd solve poverty.
  • hateto

Вопрос дня: Зима

ненавижу! Ненавижу зиму!!!!! люблю лето, весну и осень - полностью! морозов в ноябре хватает с лихвой, потом должна быть уже весна...

Я тут среди зимы автостопом ездила в томск, норм вообще. Сами останавливаются, спрашивают, не боюсь ли я маньяков. Боюсь, отвечаю. Но мне плевать. Завтра день такой будет длинный и насыщенный. Пойду устраиваться на работу в театр, а вечером оник... надеюсь, все будет хорошо....

Вот уж не думала, что буду так ждать кого-то онлайн... А он, собака, не выходит. Я, наверное, занимаю слишком много его времени и пространства собой. Пусть сегодня отдыхает от меня. Завтра увидимся. Будет много эмоций, наверное, не удержусь и напрошусь в гости. А может, сам позовет... сегодня написал что не сможет ко мне прийти. Хм, не помню, чтобы мы договаривались.. снова ловлю себя на неискренности. Он тупит, раздражает этим. Он умнее юрича, по крайней мере. Я ему затем же, зачем он мне - чтобы не быть одному. Разве что я немного симпатичнее и тянет ко мне сильней.
Любите ли вы зиму?
графика, иллюстратор, Lubov Yamskaya, Любовь Ямская, художник

Вопрос дня: Зима



Любовь Ямская пишет: ...кто её не любит...это же - сезон... но лучше ,если зима - зимой,но не весной,летом,осенью...то есть, в пределах зимнего сезона...прикрепляю  компьютерную картинку ...
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JD

Writer's Block: Chicken soup

What is your cure for the common cold?
Well, there is no cure, but my treatment for a cold is a concoction I call "Big Daddy's Speshul Med'cine". Brew a cup of tea. Pour a couple of glugs of Jack Daniel's Whiskey into it. Add enough sugar to make it palatable. Drink as hot as you can stand it.

Repeat.

There's probably something to this home remedy. Any hot, steaming beverage will help open clogged sinuses. The alcohol helps dry out mucous membranes, and could possibly kill germs and viruses.

Plus, with "Big Daddy's Speshul Med'cine" I get to talk like a Tennessee Williams character. Somehow that helps, too.

Вопрос дня: Зима

Каждое время года по своему хорошо, я люблю любое и зиму тоже, в городе правда зима воспринимается не так как в деревне, для сельского жителя зима это спокойное время, помните как у Александра Сергеевича: "Зима, крестьянин торжествуя....", а еще я люблю лыжи.
unmasked

Writer's Block: B.Y.O.B. Holidays

If you could solve one problem in the world, what would it be? One random answer will win a $50 Amazon gift card. [Details here]
I never expect to be able to solve 1big problem in the world within a day…
but I wan to improve my self into a much beter person while helping others who is in need
coz imo starting with a lil thing CAN brings out big things along the way
to make an enviroment around us bcome a better place is one hell of a good step
who knows someday it will change the world into such a beter place for everyone… :)