This will be a one-of-a-kind post. As I am typing this, I'm pressing a microwave-heated plate covered in a microwaved wash cloth over my left ear. Which leaves my right hand to hunt and peck at the keyboard, so this will also be a short post.
Remember when I went to Tulsa for the youth conference? The cabin pressure in the air beat me up big-time. It has not gone away. Also, I have a huge canker sore in my throat, which I've now learned can also cause an earache. So I'm looking up all kinds home remedies. Some are worse than the pain of the earache. I passed on them.
But I have tried:
Turning the blow dryer on low and directing it into the ear. Not effective.
Heating up olive oil and having my husband pour some into the ear canal. This was quite a feat. We were both laughing so hard, even though my ear was pounding.
Heating aforementioned plate and applying it. This feels really silly. Which, of course, compels me to tell the whole world I'm actually doing it.
And although I'm really trying not to refer to Sanjaya in every single post, I cannot help but wonder if this the fall-out of 10 successive weeks of listening to him.