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Friday, December 21, 2007

Evil Tickle Cough

What is with that cough of mine? Why does it happen like that, where I suddenly get that gripping tickle in my throat and then I’ve got to cough like crazy. Ned, Nat and I were at a party tonight where it happened; how embarrassing! I had to run into the bathroom to just cough and cough in peace. My eyes were tearing and my nose was red; I felt like I was a choking clown. “Help!” I said to Ned, “I’m anaphylacting like crazy!” Is that what it is? Allergies? Finally Ned got my bag and I used the inhaler and took Claritin, which I now travel with! I have to, because of this fershluggener tickle cough.

Then, all was well. Cats may have been involved…my host has several which were unseen.

Maybe it’s because we were out of coffee this morning and I prayed, “Oh, I need some coffee!” and maybe what was heard was, “Oh, I need to cough — ee!”

Good night.


Sonny says that he’d love to spend more time snuggling with Ben, laying on your couch, and making you miserably happy.

Claritin + Susan + Cat = Happy

— added by Don on Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 10:30 am

Susan, I have to laugh as I read this, because one time I was at a reading/talk of yours in Wallingford, CT, and I had to leave in the middle, go the bathroom and hack like a mad woman with this horrible cough. I felt rude walking out and, even worse, I feared you all could hear me carrying on from within the depths of the ladies’ room (it was that loud). And there weren’t any cats involved.

— added by Anonymous on Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 1:30 pm

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