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02 Aug 2021, 6:59 pm

I believe everyone is entitled to a good whinge every once and awhile, so this is mine:

I. HATE. RAGWEED. Yes, it's ragweed season here in Arkansas, and I'm typing between sneezing and coughing fits.

Last year, I was blessedly allergy-free, but I attribute that to having to wear a mask while out and about. Now, I'm fully vaxxed and on the attack, so no more masks for this non-binary entity. Unfortunately, that means I'm getting slammed in the face by pollen.

Think I'm gonna take a bit of a break from WP while being beset by the flora from Hell.

How about the rest of you peeps? Got some seemingly insignificant thing bugging you that you wanna have a good whinge about? Feel free to post it here.


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02 Aug 2021, 7:05 pm

We start getting ragweed in September in NY.

My wife gets bad allergies, too.



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02 Aug 2021, 7:20 pm

Perhaps you could put the mask back on if it is more beneficial wearing one. I was lucky in that I am not allergic to anything that I know of. I don't have anything to complain about to add to the conversation. Take care during your break from WP.


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02 Aug 2021, 8:56 pm

You and me both, XFG


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02 Aug 2021, 11:04 pm

XFilesGeek wrote:
I believe everyone is entitled to a good whinge every once and awhile, so this is mine:

I. HATE. RAGWEED. Yes, it's ragweed season here in Arkansas, and I'm typing between sneezing and coughing fits.

Last year, I was blessedly allergy-free, but I attribute that to having to wear a mask while out and about. Now, I'm fully vaxxed and on the attack, so no more masks for this non-binary entity. Unfortunately, that means I'm getting slammed in the face by pollen.

Think I'm gonna take a bit of a break from WP while being beset by the flora from Hell.

How about the rest of you peeps? Got some seemingly insignificant thing bugging you that you wanna have a good whinge about? Feel free to post it here.


You really are a warrior and selfless individual; even with all the problems in your life you still refrain from complaining and try to justify a rare vent on a subforum dedicated to venting, and even then you try to make it about others and use your own support thread for others to air their problems.

Much respect to you


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03 Aug 2021, 5:34 am

Me too.

Take care of yourself.


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03 Aug 2021, 8:45 am

You can make yourself immune to it by eating a very small amount of it in several doses.It’s best to do this before it started sending out pollen.You eat the flowering tips before they open.You can pack them in a gelcap if the idea of chewing it sounds too unpalatable.


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03 Aug 2021, 8:51 am

When the Santa Ana winds blow down from the desert, they carry all that dust, pollen, and dried lizard sh*t from the desert into the coastal areas.  Thanks (?) to covid, I wore a mask through all of the Santa Ana wind events last year and did not suffer at all.

I think masks are a good idea, whether to fight virii or allergens.  I am going to keep wearing mine whenever needed, regardless of the comments and stares.


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03 Aug 2021, 10:32 am

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Can you wear a mask even with covid risk down? Some people here wear face masks against smog in the winter.


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03 Aug 2021, 10:40 am

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[...] Can you wear a mask even with covid risk down? Some people here wear face masks against smog in the winter.
I think that as long as you are not making a withdrawal at a bank, you should be okay.


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09 Aug 2021, 12:34 am

My allergies have been brutal this year, ragweed is one of the things I'm allergic to. Somehow I still have allergies even while taking 4 antihistamines a day along with a massive dose of Doxepin, which itself is also an antihistamine. Nose and eyes run like waterfalls. I go through Costco-sized Kleenex boxes left and right lol. I'm sure having a large garden full of flowers in my backyard isn't helping my allergies to pollen.


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14 Aug 2021, 4:54 pm

XFilesGeek wrote:
I believe everyone is entitled to a good whinge every once and awhile, so this is mine:

I. HATE. RAGWEED. Yes, it's ragweed season here in Arkansas, and I'm typing between sneezing and coughing fits.

Last year, I was blessedly allergy-free, but I attribute that to having to wear a mask while out and about. Now, I'm fully vaxxed and on the attack, so no more masks for this non-binary entity. Unfortunately, that means I'm getting slammed in the face by pollen.

Think I'm gonna take a bit of a break from WP while being beset by the flora from Hell.

How about the rest of you peeps? Got some seemingly insignificant thing bugging you that you wanna have a good whinge about? Feel free to post it here.


I hate heat and humidity generally. Summer has always been a season I hate. Only good thing is fall my favorite season comes next.

What's your favorite X Files ep? Mine is Humbug ( the one with the sideshow freaks).



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15 Aug 2021, 4:47 pm

I had a really bad time earlier in the summer with ragweed and scotch broom, which they like to plant in the highway median strips around here. I actually had my entire yard ripped out and replaced with rock beds, and that's worked wonders for me around the house, now I just have to be aware when I'm driving to switch on internal air at certain points when I see the median strip turn yellow.


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18 Aug 2021, 7:18 am

XFilesGeek wrote:
I believe everyone is entitled to a good whinge every once and awhile, so this is mine:

I. HATE. RAGWEED. Yes, it's ragweed season here in Arkansas, and I'm typing between sneezing and coughing fits.

Last year, I was blessedly allergy-free, but I attribute that to having to wear a mask while out and about. Now, I'm fully vaxxed and on the attack, so no more masks for this non-binary entity. Unfortunately, that means I'm getting slammed in the face by pollen.

Think I'm gonna take a bit of a break from WP while being beset by the flora from Hell.

How about the rest of you peeps? Got some seemingly insignificant thing bugging you that you wanna have a good whinge about? Feel free to post it here.


Ants. I hate them too.