Today's New Thing comes courtesy of the dry Colorado weather. Ever since I worked as an opera singer, I've been a proponent of snorting saline, but I didn't have any on me this morning so I tried Something New: Nasal Irrigation.
You'd think that someone who'd been pumped with gallons of water up his ass would have no apprehension about this new process, but it still made me nervous. The only thing that frightens me more, however, is not having something to blog about.
Rather than my usual regimen, which involves pouring saline down my nose with my head back (and thus swallowing the backwash), a sinus wash entails leaning forward and snorting the water up one nostril until it pours out the other.
Lovely, huh? It felt like diving into a pool. Voluntary waterboarding.
But it did help, although for the next hour every time I bent over water dribbled out of my nose.
In a related story, Colorado's month-long drought ended tonight, just in time to stop people from coming to my gig. Will let you know what happened tomorrow.
There's no business like show business...