I wear a badge. A dork badge.

I deliberately did not post yesterday. I didn\’t think I could do the anniversary justice, without getting too much into politics and other things that make me rage up when I think too much about it. However, if you need a 9/11 reminiscence, I urge you to check out Michelle\’s blog entry from yesterday. It hits all the right notes, IMO.

On to today. And a subject that I have only recently embraced. It\’s one that we\’ve covered here before, although somewhat tangentially. You see, I snore. So what with one thing and the other, I have for the last week or so been experimenting with using those damn breath strips that were all the rage at the turn of the century. I should have known better than to poo-poo an item that professional athletes use despite the fact that it makes you look like a weenie.

Honestly, I did not expect to see such dramatic results in myself. For years I\’ve taken it for granted that I\’d wake up in the morning and be fairly congested. I thought that was just how it works. But since I started using the strips I\’ve had virtually none. I\’ll leave it to others to confirm or deny the effects on my snoring, but if nothing else I will continue to use them just because it\’s such a noticeably better feeling in the mornings for me. So perhaps if you\’re one of the people who has their spouse beating the crap out of them each night (Hi Wade!), you might want to consider this here testimonial.







5 responses to “I wear a badge. A dork badge.”

  1. wadE Avatar

    I also recommend a complete tonsillectomy and uvulaectomy (actually, there’s a diff. name for that that I’m too lazy to look up). It worked wonders for me, but I’m guessing that’s not an option for everyone. 🙂

    Alex, why didn’t you bring those with you to Madison?

  2. alex Avatar

    Oh yeah, ’cause I was the only one in that room snoring. 😛
    Although I will grant you that I know the snoring is worse for me after drinking…

  3. blondebombchelle Avatar

    That tonsillectomy was one of the best things to happen to our young marriage, I was afraid we were going to have to act like we were in a 1950s sitcom and sleep in separate bed(rooms)

  4. anderswa Avatar

    wait, wadE is that noisy *after* a surgical procedure?


  5. alex Avatar

    Can I get that as an epitaph?
    Crafty. Even in his sleep.

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