Sunday, March 30, 2008

Things that make me sneeze:

  1. Newspapers. This makes keeping up with important events both annoying and snotty.
  2. Sunshine/bright light. I need to be in quiet dim places where there is alcohol. I can only be killed with a stake.
  3. Cats. Yes, I am allergic to my favourite pets.
  4. Dust. There are reasons for my aversion to housework and this is one of them.
  5. Cleaning products, almost all of them. This would be reason two. It's a good thing I'm a bit of a dirty hippie and am fond of bicarb and vinegar.
  6. Work. I am not joking.
  7. [Update] Bug spray!!!!!!


TimT said...

Me too for 4, 5, and 6. Though I'd still have an aversion to housework even if it weren't for number 4. Number 6 is the most perplexing, maybe people really ARE allergic to work.

Mind you, I enjoy a good sneeze. A sneeze is a jolly wheeze, that's what the chaps in Melbourne say.

TimT said...

Sometimes books make me sneeze. Not newspapers, though. I enjoy a good sniff of a book or a newspaper, too, they have a nice smell. Though maybe it's because of the substances which the book pages have been treated with rather than the ink...!

nailpolishblues said...

I do not enjoy sneezing. Maybe I would like it more if I had to do it less..?

I don't know what it is about work that's so annoying to the nose *brief pause while I sneeze* but I suspect, for me at least, that there's something seriously amiss with the airconditioning system. Other than the fact that it only works properly sometimes, of course.

I think it's the ink on newspapers that gets me. A book will only make me sneeze if it's dusty. Consequently, most of my books make me sneeze.

Winter said...

Bright sunlight makes me sneeze too. Especially going from somewhere dim to bright sunlight. My dad does the same thing. I always just thought we were weird (I mean, we are weird, but, you know, weirder). Then I read that scientists are all over the phenomenom. They don't know why it happens, but they have come up with names for it and acknowledge that it's real. Cuz you know, that makes it all better.

nailpolishblues said...

Yes, science is a great comfort to me. And, you know, boffins - pwoar!
I think the sneezing at the sun thing is common in my family as well though I might be just imagining things because my mother sneezes at, well, everything.

TimT said...

A daily examination
Of the paper's information,
A solar emanation,
Feline ostentation,
Workforce participation:
- All these things cause sternutation.

nailpolishblues said...

You are far too clever and creative today, Tim. Please go and have some alcohol now.

TimT said...


Why can't all orders be as easy to follow as that one?

Mark said...

I don't sneeze at sunlight, but I do tend to find everything very bright when I'm feeling allergic and sneezing a lot. I guess it's the opposite of whatever syndrome you have.

nailpolishblues said...

Because not all people are such sensible alcoholics as me, Tim?

Noses is connected to eyeses, Markses?