Never in my life before this week had I ever experienced the cultural phenomenon that is 'allergies.' I just had to open my big fat mouth and tempt fate.

Jesus, they effin' suck. I would have been perfectly happy going through my life having never suffered the ill effects of pollen and dander. Unfortunately, I have been condemned to feel the pain that so many other Americans do.

Also, I now have a more complete understanding and appreciation of those Claritin commercials. While their product doesn't actually saturate the world with color, it does present a good analogy for 'removing the fog' of allergies.

Also, you can blame allergies for me not updating the past few days. Damn shit had me all but bedridden.