Throat Coat and Brandy

I am not well. I think it’s because I put my Zyrtec in a different location than my other pills, thus accidentally taking it out of the rotation… which basically means that Spring is a walking nightmare for me. I need to get back on the bandwagon, because snot continually runs down the back of my throat (ew) and eventually turns into the cough/cold combo that I am currently experiencing. I am also somewhat screwed because I left most of my cold medication in my desk drawer at work. If worst comes to worst, I’ll go back to Walgreen’s and buy some more. Right now, the Sudafed, nose spray, and Throat Coat tea with brandy are doing its job. The recipe is just a splash of brandy (maybe a a shot) for four 12 oz cups of tea. I also brew the Throat Coat incredibly strong… four teabags to a pot and steeped for fifteen minutes. Except for using brandy instead of whiskey, it tastes just like the hot toddies Dana used to make me, and it makes me feel good that I can replicate her recipe, because they work.

The only difference is that I put Splenda in mine. It is so, so good. Sweet licorice and, well, I don’t have the box in front of me, so I can’t tell you what else is in it, because the sweet licorice is the overwhelming flavor. Maybe I should try ouzo next time just to punch it up.

I am a huge herbal liqueur fan. Fernet, Campari, ouzo, doesn’t matter. I am more about the savory than the sweet, unless you can mix them together, like pretzels and M&Ms. I have decided that I like the flavor of alcohol, but not the effects, so most of the time, when I mix a drink, it is mostly non-alcoholic with a splash.. like taking one sip out of a Barq’s can and putting a tiny bit of vanilla vodka over the top. However, that is hard for me to do because I cannot justify spending money on alcohol. I will in a restaurant, but spending money on an entire bottle that will just sit there is not for me. I don’t have room to store it, anyway.

I know that a drink out is more expensive, but then again, there are no leftovers.

The only reason I have brandy now is that I asked the Nassers for some whiskey and they didn’t have any, and free brandy was infinitely superior to dragging my ass to a liquor store.

It’s not as much of a chore as it once was, having a car now, but when I feel this crappy all I want to do is stay in bed.

Speaking of which, I think it’s time for a nap. I’m sorry there is no brilliance to be had in this entry. Come back later, when I feel like a normal human being again.


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