My wife and I just got back from a great "belated" wedding reception thrown by our friends Lauren and Josh in celebration of their small wedding a few months ago. It was held at Timpano Italian Chop House in Tampa, over in Hyde Park. Delicious food, good drinks, cordial servers...everything was top-notch...top-notch!
We got there at about 6:10pm Eastern Time. We were having a great time chatting up some friends we had not seen in a while, sampling some tasty chicken skewers, pasta, margherita-style pizza slices - a little bit of everything. The first hour of the evening was great, but after that it was all down hill. My nose started itching, eyes were watering up, post-nasal drip, sneezing, a bit of coughing, and [insert any other seasonal allergy-induced side effect you can think of here]. So we left at about 8:30 and got home around 9. It's now 11:30ish and my nose is still running like a faucet. I think I've sneezed upwards of 20 times. My nose feels like someone punched it and it's just filled with random liquid. Just perfect for the sleep I'm about to attempt in the next 30 minutes or so.
Yes, I should be taking Claritin or something, but my Claritin is at work so I won't have it until tomorrow. Yes, the generic Claritin (Loratadine) can be as low as $4 or so for 10 tablets so I should just buy some for home...but you know what? I didn't!!! I decided to write a silly little blog about it! Up yours, seasonal allergies!!!!
If you suffer from seasonal allergies, like this d-bag, then you may want to sign up for daily e-mail alerts from the folks at Pollen.com. They told me today was going to be an intense 10 out of 12 day for allergies, with oak, cedar/juniper, and myrtle/bayberry being the predominant pollens down here in T-Town. Interesting? Perhaps...if you don't like it, tough cookies! Happy Easter to all!