Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis


I had a friend who thought tea tree oil was godsanswer to every single issue in life. Stub your toe, tea tree oil. Got a cold tea tree oil (in hot water o inhale steam). Stressed out? tea tree oil (just knowing it's there and ready when you need it - comfort). I bought a bottle and tried it on a few things and discovered that apparently its magical powers required a secret word that I didn 't know.

Today my ear was aching. I did not even use my earbuds in tha t ear for swimming today and still, it's giving me grief. A lot. So I asked Dr. Internet. Who said tea tree oil. Ok. whatevs.

Except OHMYFUCKINGGOD! My ear ache immediately went to a burning and then shot right to a OHMYFUCKINGGODYOU'REKILLINGME!! I mean really really really hurty.

I went back to Dr. Internet who said 'oops my bad - you should dilute it first' Bite me.

I doused it with olive oil and that put the fire out and now, it actually feels ok. Especially compared to what it did 30 minutes ago. Also hot rice in a sock. We're all about the high tech medicine here.

Before Ear Gate, I did some sewing (pattern success!) and some puzzling...


Three times in the past three days I have started taking a survey when someone requested that I do and abandoned it because it was stupid. I remember in college, I had a course on public opinion and a bunch of that course had to do with what questions to ask and how to ask them to get valid, needed, wanted info. A lotta people have not taken that course. I don't know enough about how to put together a valid survey. But I do know a really bad survey when I get in the middle of one. When did you stop beating your wife surveys are really dangerous. I used to think that having the final question on a survey be 'what did you think of this survey' was silly. Now I wish it was required.

It's now been an hour since the tea tree episode and my ear is lots better. I'd like it to stay that way. Thank you. Possibly it needs a cookie.
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