We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
After this post, I am going to lie low today in my cabin with my DayQuil and a few bottles of ginger ale, plus a green tea every four hours. With this cold, I am irritable, sweating, achy, and marginally functional. If I die, give my Mac to my Mom.
What's this new iPhone? Is it a winner for Apple, or just another gizmo?
Regarding: "my DayQuil and a few bottles of ginger ale, plus a green tea every four hours."
One of the joys of this country is the influx of ideas our immigrant parents brought from other cultures that we've gone on to make part of America. As far as cold cures go we have a wonderful broad range from the Jewish grandmother's chicken soup to the Irish grandfathers whiskey cure.
The whiskey cure? First you get a fifth of John Jameson, then you get naked in bed with LOT of covers over you. Lie on your back pulling the covers up until your bare feet stick out. Now... drink a shot of Irish & look at your feet. Count them. Drink another shot of Irish and look at your feet and count them. Repeat procedure until you count four feet, then pull said feet back under the covers, roll over and sleep... and sleep... and sleep. When you wake up your colds gone!
I tried it it really works! OK, I only tried it one time but work or not it's a great way to spend a day and a night when you've a cold.
As far as accepting ideas etc. from other cultures then modifying and adapting them to one's own; the Japanese. by the way, do it even better than we do. Anyone else here ever eat spaghetti with squid ink sauce? It's quite interesting.