Tuesday, May 29, 2018
The assailant? A mosquito. The remedy was almost as bad as the attack.
I was minding my own business and putting the finishing touches on Newswatch 16 Sunday Morning when I felt a bit of pain. A mosquito got me, not once, but four times. Two bites were on the back of my neck. One on the chin. One in the sideburn area.
So, what do do?
I was developing some swollen bumps. Rubbing alcohol didn't help. It was time for serious stuff-- an antihistamine.
It relieved some of the pain, and the swelling subsided.
As you probably know, antihistamines have side effects-- namely, dry mouth and drowsiness. Both can be troublesome for a news anchor.
I kept a giant cup of iced tea under the anchor desk. Sips of diet cola helped during the breaks. I made it through the four hour broadcast. It wasn't easy.
Mosquitoes are one of the worst parts of summer.
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