Posts tagged “allergies”

My Horrible Head

I can’t breathe right now and it sucks. I’ve told you already about my abnormally large sinuses and complained about not being able to breathe, but so far 2009 has just been unbearable. And these days it’s worse than it normally is because of my continued and doctor-recommended daily consumption of loratadine (the active ingredient

Drug Cocktail

I have a little drug cocktail now. It’s a combination of Flonase, Allegra, and the generic version of something called Duratuss. There’s no generic version of Allegra or Flonase, so it costs about $50 (after insurance) for the three for about a two-month supply. But it’s wonderful. Pharmaceuticals rock my world. I can – for


I’m interested in learning how you feel about this: A company called Transgenic Pets is attempting to create genetically modified cats. These cats, “will be like any other cats except they will no longer have the protein that causes an allergic reaction in human beings.” BBC article NY Times article

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A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


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