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A soapy matter

January 9th, 2012 at 05:31 pm

Being a guy, I generally pay no mind to matters related to showering. Just hand me a bar of soap or something. However, I am feeling rather itchy lately. At first, I thought it could be my clothes, but now, I think it's the cold air being dry.

The itchy feeling is pretty bad though, and I think it's also irritating my throat to the point of consistent coughing.

Sooo, anybody know if that's the cause and how do I go about fixing it?

I wish I had thought of asking you guys first, but I bought one of these mitts:



I thought maybe that would help with the itching or something, and well, it does feel good. I've tried regular loofahs in the past, but they tend to fall apart after a while. Hoping something like this will hold up better.

Back to the dry throat thing, I've been hanging a wet towel in my bed room, hoping that it will help. I think it does, though I can't be sure. Also, it doesn't rid of the coughing completely. I've also been taking cough drops, which is nice until I accidentally swallow the drop and then try to cough it back up.

Yeah, so, I am a bit of a mess lately. Any advice would be appreciate. Oh, and while I'm here, any advice on cheap soap and shampoo? I don't need anything more than that, right? Like conditioners or whatever else? I'm a guy.

Another year, another resolution

January 9th, 2012 at 04:58 pm

I keep slipping, but I'm back, giving it another go.

My bank just issued me a new card, and figured it was a good time to check on all my bills, set all my relevant bills to that new card number, etc etc.

Squashed all my personal bills basically down to 5: Gas, electric, water/sewer, internet, and cellphone. Average cost of bills, based on the past 12 months, is about $210 per month. It's not bad, but that's before car expenses and rent.

Next is to do the long overdue spring cleaning on my retirement accounts. Yikes. Hoping to get that done before I get all my statements to do taxes.