When I saw the official photo released of the new “American Idol” judges, I felt a little sick to my stomach.
Perhaps I miss Simon? Dread the start of the new season? Or could it be a natural reaction to all the creases and crevices in Steven Tyler’s face — you know, that feeling you get after stepping off a bumpy roller coaster ride?
Turns out — it’s probably just the singing.
Researchers at Singapore’s National University Hospital found that singing spreads cold and flu germs more effectively than coughing or sneezing. A trained voice in particular produces a stronger, more penetrating plume of infection into the air.
The researchers were conducting the study to determine how far to recommend spacing beds in hospitals that treat airborne illnesses.
Perhaps the results will bring a quick end to this season of “American Idol,” too.
One can only hope.
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The Sticky Egg has the flu.
And as with most cases of the flu, I feel feverish and tired and achy. I’ve been thinking about how great a massage would feel. Of course, I don’t think a masseur would want anything to do with a client with the flu.
Perhaps I should skip the massage and go for a newfangled spa treatment that has just arrived in the United States. It’s a freakish thing called chai-yok.
You sit on a open-seated stool and steam from water infused with mugwort and wormwood and other herbs is blown into your nether regions.
It’s purported to increase fertility, get rid of hemorrhoids and fight infection, although doctors haven’t exactly gotten ‘behind’ the spa treatment.
If you live in Los Angeles, you can go to a spa and steam your private parts. If not, there are at-home kits available.
Perfect for flu-y folk like me.
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After a week on the road, a different city every day,very little sleep — actually skipped sleeping one night because there was simply too much to do — I was super excited about all the things I was going to do during the next week at home.
Hanging out with Rory was at the top of the list. Sleeping was pretty high up there, too. Movies. Reading. Just being home in New York.
But by the end of my first day home, I was sick. Sore throat. Swollen glands. That little tingle in your nose that promises the worse is yet to come.
Isn’t that always the way?
When you’re on the road, running around, crazy busy, you manage to motor through. But the minute you have a moment to sit down and breathe, the germs just race right in and take up residence.
I was a little bitter at first, I admit. But then I realized, this cold didn’t change my plans that much at all.
Rory still hangs around me when I’m sick — probably shouldn’t, but he does. He’s nice like that. And I’m betting sleep is all I’ll want to do, so that’s covered. I’ll still watch movies and read, and Rory will make sure I get out and about in the city for our walks.
So, I’ll motor through this, too…just at a much slower speed.
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