Thursday, February 21, 2008

Neti pot, oh neti pot

Dr. Oz, a frequent guest on Oprah, swears by this neti pot thing. Now, anyone who swims regularly has experienced water up the nose, so the thought of doing this on purpose is not something I can wrap my brain around.

However, this woman makes it look easy. She also gives those Stepford Wives a run for their money. I don't usually laugh out loud at anything, but this video left me crying and breathless.

Trust.

23 comments:

yutha said...

A steady stream of liquid coming out of her nostril yet she doesn't bad an eyelid. She rocks!

A Novel Woman said...

How do you bad an eyelid?

She looks like she's been drugged. Maybe some of that neti liquid went a little too deep?

Lynne said...

Wow. I don't know how I lived so long
without knowing this. However,seeing it has made me a believer. Aliens have landed.

Julie said...

Dude. I particularly enjoyed the dead-eyes-while-blowing-a-snot-bubble moment.

A Novel Woman said...

Dudette,

That is a Night of the Living Dead nedi moment there.

Half-Past Kissin' Time said...

We thought the same thing (as the previous commentors) when a friend strongly encouraged this thing. Our friend is a holistic "freak." My husband has suffered a lot with allergies for many years. He got at least three sinus infections a year, so he was open to trying it. Guess what? He is hooked, and the only sinus infection he's had this year happened when he let the neti thingy go for a while. It's bizarre, but it actually works!

A Novel Woman said...

Hey Half-Past, it's not the neti, it's the woman's blank stare, the long, slow, stiff descent with nary a twitch as water pours out of her nostrils like an overwatered houseplant.

It just kills me.

I'm going to suggest the neti to one of my daughters who is suffering from the effects of mould in her house. And if she looks like this woman, I'm going to run screaming from the house.

I'm just sayin'

Natalie said...

Found you from Pioneer Woman's site--voted for your Wrangler Genes! Anyway, how did I not know that Diana Gabaldon had a blog? Tragic. All this wasted time. Count me among neti fans, but I never knew about those, um, "exercises" you can do after ward. Very enlightening.

stephanie said...

Psycho that I am, I use a product like this, although it's more of a giant syringe sans the needle. Moving from warm humid Florida to dry Colorado is not fun for your sinuses. Using this is not at all painful, and is preferable to ingesting some useless medicine.

If they made a movie of me, it would be twice as funny as the movie of this zombie woman, because the directions for my thing encourage you to hum while you do this so the water doesn't go up your nose. But of course, a little humming doesn't do it for me. I usually select the aria from Aida, the one where they're shutting her in the tomb and she's suffocating.

The girls have tried bribing me so that they can watch. NO WAY YOU EVIL DEMONS!!! (These are the same children who call my cell phone when I'm on the pot in a department store at the Mall.)

yutha said...

bat, bat, bat - I meant bat and you know it you old bat

yutha said...

Oh yeah - and Happy Birthday today! Love from your MUCH younger sister....

A Novel Woman said...

Hi Natalie,

Welcome to my blog, and Diana's! I've known Diana for a long time, and quite frankly, I don't know how the woman has so much energy.

Actually, the "Ode to a Penis" poem she mentions on her post about "how to write about sex without blushing" is mine. I gave her permission to post it, and I might just post it here as well. Can't have too many penis poems, I always say.

Pam

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stephanie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PAM!!!

A package should be arriving any day now. Normally I don't like spoiling surprises, but I just can't contain myself anymore because I MADE THIS GIFT!!!

I know you've been bummed about the weather, and what better gift than a gen-u-ine (say it with a hillbilly accent) fur coat? That's right! I made you a squirrel-fur coat, and used the little heads for the collar. Oh I just can't wait for that package to arrive!

stephanie said...

One more thing--how is it that your blog has PORNOGRAPHIC comment codes?

My code is "fuxcso." Just how DO you pronounce that? And what does that mean?

Merrymags said...

Pam:

Picking you up from Diana Gabaldon's blog.....

I saw this on Oprah, whom I watch about once a year, and it happened to be just as Doc Oz and she were discussing Neti pots. I swore to myself, in that moment, to never, NEVER, ever watch Oprah again.

Midge

A Novel Woman said...

Stephanie,

"fuxcso" is what happens in the back of a limo on grad night.

Pam

A Novel Woman said...

Hey Merrymags,

Yes, but it was oddly compelling wasn't it? Like attending a bad tea party.

Merrymags said...

No, Pam:

It was more like watching a bad accident. You know the sort -- you can't take your eyes off it and it seems to happen in slow motion.

Excruciating!

Midge
BTW -- I think I'm going to like it here. I love your witty, verging-on-abusive humor.

A Novel Woman said...

Midge, you hang out here any old time you like.

And I wouldn't describe my humour as abusive, exactly. More tongue firmly in cheek. And I kinda bash my sister around a bit (she's here a lot because she worships me) but never a normal person. Anyhow, Yutha gives as good as she gets. And she adores me.

brink said...

Happy Birthday Pommie!
From your normal, other younger sister :)
Hey, did you get a new camera??

A Novel Woman said...

Brink,

You're the normal sister? Hmm. It's all relative, I guess. (Haha...relative...sorry)

NO, I did NOT get a camera.

I'm still waiting.

Dear Husband, if you're reading these comments, perhaps you could tell my readers when this camera might materialize. They anxiously await your response.

yutha said...

Pommie - if I promise to "adore" you will you promise not to abuse me anymore? The YOUNGEST sister gets all the flack - it's hard to be the YOUNGEST....oh, I guess you and Brink wouldn't know....