I found it a bit odd that the weather turned so cool the past few days. I guess it has been an odd summer with European weather. It is warmer in Geneva than Madrid; it is cooler in Zurich than some parts of the great white north. Yesterday, I just had a strange cough that I could not shake. It wasn’t like my head or chest hurt, but just an annoying cough. Today, I think I have a summer cold.
There is one thing I put in my life not long ago that has to be one of the grossest; yet, best things one can do for overall health. It is called the Neti pot. It is a nasal saline rinse where you stick one end of a miniature magic lantern teapot into one nostril, turn your head in a strangest way, and allow all the wonderful warm saline to literally run all out your other nostril. The first time I did it, I thought, “this is the grossest thing! Who thought of this bad idea?”
Then I blew my nose, realized all the gunk that was inside my nasal cavity, took a breath of fresh air and immediately said, “wow, what an amazing invention this gross thing is.”
Today, I broke out the Neti pot and we shall see where this fun summer cold decides to go. My brain feels like it is full of soggy cotton balls, so I can just imagine how effective the 3d models of some ideas I want to crank out will look. Even today’s picture is about as close to people watching as I ever will. It is from the front window of this little ramen noodle shop that has become a trip staple whenever I visit New York, called Sapporo.
It does two things; it brings back memories of doing shows in the city of Sapporo with a myriad of fun memories that no one would believe if I typed them. Ramen shops were also a quick place to fill up for lunch when bento boxes got old.
Today, what I wouldn’t give for a bowl of spicy and warm ramen. Extra noodles…I better stop before I start thinking of wagyu beef and the world’s best sushi.
Neti pot, Neti pot, Neti pot – there, that took care of any thought of eating food.