Tuesday, April 14, 2009

the truth about nosepons

When I was sick with a cold a while ago, I blogged about it and Mike felt the need to comment on said post and share with the world the concept of nosepons. He wasn't brave enough to explain it himself, he just had to open up that can of worms and then toss it unceremoniously in my AILING lap. Nice, dude... real nice.

So it's my job to explain. First of all, let me go over some things:
  1. I did not come up with the name "nosepon" -- that credit rests entirely on my dear husband's shoulders.
  2. I feel totally claustrophobic when I can't breathe out of my nose, and this alleviates the sinus pressure and helps me sleep.
  3. I am NOT the first person to do this! I googled it and felt much better about myself. Even on an episode of "Friends" Rachel uses nosepons (she has a bloody nose, yes, but it's the same theory.)
Here is a nosepon modeled by an anonymous assistant. We'll just pretend we don't know it's Mike (hey, he started this whole thing, he gets to help me finish it.)

Kind of gross? Oh, for sure.
Worth it within the comfort of your own home surrounded only by your kids and your spouse of several years? A thousand times yes. It's not like I'm rushing into the bathroom to put on makeup at 6:00 every morning people. When you're sick, comfort trumps vanity. (Unless you're in a newer relationship and then you have my blessings to pretend that you would never even DREAM of using such a resourceful invention)

Case closed.

On a side note, why do I still feel the need to defend myself? A character on a wildly popular sitcom stuck kleenex up her nose for goodness sake... no one can touch me now!


Bryan said...

You have hit it big time, you are the sixth listing when doing a google search for nosepons. So if you have a stuffy nose and can't breathe through your nose and that makes you claustrophobic. The cure is to plug it up more???? Old dads just can't seem to figure that out.

Anna said...

Woohoo! I never tried googling nosepons...I'm sure Mike will be crushed to find out he didn't invent the name -- just like he's been crushed every time he "invents" something only to find out it's been done before. ;)
As for the stuffy nose thing, I think the thing that actually makes me feel claustrophobic is the pressure combined with complete stuffiness -- and using one of these babies reduces the sensation of sinus pressure (at least in my experience) so I can relax and rest. It's not stuffing me up any more than I already am ;)

Mike said...

"Kind of gross? Oh, for sure.
Worth it within the comfort of your own home surrounded only by your kids and your spouse of several years? A thousand times yes."

Worth having your image on the the internet surrounded only by your kids, your spouse, and THE ENTIRE WORLD?! A thousand time NO!

I feel so betrayed.

Karen said...

Okay, I totally use these for the bloody nose every time! No shame, no shame. Very nice shot of Mike. That's one you want to blow up and frame :)

Joanna said...

How do you create a nosepon? Is there a special folding technique for the tissue?

Nancy Williams said...

Ooh, nice picture, Mike! Anna had best watch her back. I'd be keeping that camera real close by, to document her nosepon moments..

Anna said...

Maybe I could do a blog-tutorial on folding techniques ;)