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Mon Jun 22, 2015, 6:56 AM


Olive Oil by FallOut99

This weekend started off relatively uneventful with Rob and his dad going golfing Friday morning while I was busy working away.  In the late afternoon however, Rob sat on the couch and I guess something didn't agree with that position because he got a sharp pain in his back.  Figuring it was a muscle strain he asked me to massage it :eyes: and once I touched the spot on his back, he literally hit the ground.

Now, I would be lying if I said I wasn't worried, I mean here's my beast of a husband lying face down on the floor unable to really turn around -- he was turtled. However, I would also be lying if I said I wasn't in hysterics. Those of you that know us will know that this is normal for our relationship. Regardless! We got him flipped over and after a few home assessments, came to the conclusion that he had put his back out.

As we've been down this road before, we weren't too worried, I just headed out to pick up the supplies of muscle relaxers, ointments etc and returned home with my bounty of remedies.

Weekends are usually a chore time for me, and this one wasn't that different save for a family dinner at our place on Saturday.  By this time, Rob had realized that the zero-gravity chair on our patio was exactly what he needed to be sitting in and that's where he was for most of the day.  Once everyone left, we moved it into our living room :P.  Who said patio furniture was only for the outdoors? We like to challenge societal norms -- we're devious like that ;)  

Come Sunday, it was time for me to get the grocery shopping done so I got up, took a shower, put on my deodorant, dried my hair, got dressed and walked into my office where I proceeded to make my list.

Then it happened.

First it was a cooling sensation, and I thought 'I'm not used to my deodorant feeling so.. cool?' and then it quickly escalated to burning - excessive, excruciating, burning - emanating from my armpits.

I ran into the bathroom and discovered the culprit -  Rob's 'Stop Pain' roll-on was suspiciously near my actual deodorant.  I had done this to myself and I wanted to die.

I'd like to say I played it cool (pun intended) but I did not, I screamed and then I laughed and then it was a laughing scream and then I ran into my office and started Googling the most ridiculous strings of search words to find a cure to what felt like burning flesh eating disease.

Google of course has answers and some of them were obviously ridiculous but one stuck out as being plausible, and at this point I was seeing stars because of the pain.  I ran into the kitchen yanked the golden cure from the cupboard and began madly dousing my armpits.

Now, if you've never witnessed a grown woman insanely applying olive oil to her armpits, you haven't lived.  Rob was standing on the other side of the island saying helpful things like 'It's a good thing you're pretty' and I was too wrapped up in the quest for pain relief to throw anything at him.

I'm happy to report that olive oil did indeed make it stop, almost immediately.  So, if you ever find yourself in a situation where something that shouldn't be on those sensitive spots, ends up there anyways? I've taken one for the team and now you know the cure.

So, my dear friends, some questions for you!

1. Have you ever done something silly? If you're willing to share it, I'd love to hear it!
2. Do you have any wacky home remedies? 
3. What did YOU do this weekend?

Skin by Dan Leveille

How olive oil saved my life.  
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Exillior Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: Good thing you weren't at mine, where I have no oil at all! Unbelievable but true: for over two years now I've cooked without any oil at all.

I do have chilli sauce and lemon juice but I don't think that would help. :lol:

And this weekend I am working. :stare: I'm down to work every other weekend for a while. I thought this was some kind of ritualistic torture that everybody in my job undergoes, but I checked the rota and discovered that I work more weekends than anybody else. :stare: Some of that is because we have an Olympic rower in our rota, so we kind of need to accommodate her various competition events. :P

What are you up to this weekend?
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
Thank goodness there WAS a cure! In my own bathroom there is a deodorant-looking pretreater. I feared mistaking it for my actual deodorant and put it in a basket under the sink instead of the medicine cabinet. I see now that doing so was a good idea!

Isn't it odd how something that is created for pain relief can cause pain in an alternate situation?
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Owlwordy Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Professional Writer
I'm sorry but this made me laugh. I've never done anything like this however my poor desktop computer has accidently been kicked more than once and result in a few broken toes in the two years I've had it.
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Andorada Featured By Owner Edited Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: Cool way to make fun of pain! I hope everything is back to normal by now! Long live the pretty olive oil! :#1:
 
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C-Williams Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh poor Danie, but I must admit you have me in hysterics reading this and since no one is in the gallery at the moment it is a good thing.  My weekend was much more boring and mundane, though in another week I should be doing fun creative things once my new 3D printer arrives.  Glad you found a quick cure.
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TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
:XD: I'll keep this remedy in mind for my best friend whose skin is literally allergic to everything... I hope both you and husband are better now.

1. Hmmm. The list is LONG, I am known for silly things. Incidentally, when you need to remember one, none come to mind. Well, the last stupid one I did was burn myself with the oven - I've had a crust-y gash on the side of my hand for two weeks now. I pretty much put in this pan in the oven, and instead of pulling my hand back, I pulled it up. :lol: hitting the top grid of the oven. Thank god that this old oven heats with a metal rod that's across the bottom of it, not the top, or the burn would have been much, much worse. 

2. wacky home remedies for burn... toothpaste on it. As long as it has fluoride in it, it always helped soothe the pain and avoid the "bubble" effect. I don't know if that counts as wacky or not, but we're not a family of home remedies. :P

3. this weekend we did absolutely nothing. We only went to the store for some groceries, but it's so hot outside that that was really the only thing we did. :giggle: then we literally just enjoyed laziness, watching stuff on tv and eating and sleeping.
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
1. I accidentally committed a felony because my freshman football coach gave me the okay to do so (defrauding a charitable organization/charitable fraud). We were supposed to sell discount cards for local stores to people and the money raised would be for the school's athletic offices. Well, I sold 90$ worth of cards (they were 15$ a piece) and when it came time to forward the money to the coach, he had been disgruntled about something with how the school was working him and he told us to keep the money we earned and that the school could shove it. Years later I learned this is a felony because I went door to door soliciting under the name of my public school, which is protected under charitable fraud laws. I wound up quitting football anyway, but it's not something I'm proud of, and a weird set of circumstances that created it. But I did wind up using the money to buy Guitar Hero: Rock the 80's. :B

2. Hot baths. Hot baths help everything almost.

3. I saw Inside Out (great movie) and worked on the quilt I'm making for my girlfriend.
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AkashiCloud Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
This was such an interesting story! 

& I have now added a new word to my vocabulary. 

"Turtled" 

LOL.
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Omigosh! I'm glad you and your husband are both alright!
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Astarsia Featured By Owner Edited Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
1. When i was in primary school, I was trying to do a routine we were supposed to do for an end of year concert. Well i thought i'd be clever and tried to do the splits - which, by the way, i was not practiced in at all... and my pants tore from waistband to way past the crotch right down "there". The worst part was back then girls wore bright pink patterned underwear.. and this is exactly what i wore. On top of that, i also slipped over on the football oval and landed in the mud when said incident happened. The only thing i could do was borrow a friends sweater (we call them jumpers) and tie it around my waist for the remainder of the day.... My teacher repeatedly asked me to remove the sweater from my waist, but i flat out refused, saying it was not possible. Luckily she never demanded it because my friend who offered the sweater told her quietly what happened... but it could have gotten a lot more embarrassing.

2. Vicks on the soles of your feet when you have the flu or a seriously bad headcold. Then socks over the top and go to bed. It heats up your body pretty quick and burns out the cold/flu symptoms.
Also... I have phenerghan for those horrible nights when my son refuses to go to sleep. EVIL Laughter! 

3. I played some World of Warcraft with my husband, and on sunday night i went to a church where we listened to an African Choir "Watoto" sing to us. It was lovely and extremely cute. I also fell asleep watching Falling Skies every night. Yes thanks! :D
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SAVALISTE Featured By Owner Edited Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
wow crazy :XD: I just started using a spray on deodorant :nod: seems to be pretty awesome so far so ... I guess that could lead to some possible mistakes with all the "sprays" out there ^^;

Something silly? I'm sure but not any that I can think of at the top of my head... :(

No home remedies.. not much even passed on in my family sadly .. guess I will have to start my own collection not a home remedy but I would suggest this on hand at all times to those with sensitive skin like eczema, allergies, etc... aquaphor ointment it's helped me on many skin issues.. dry skin/chapped lips/ allergic reaction/rashes/eczema/and more I keep one in my makeup bag at all times. And to be honest if I had been in your situation I would've probably tried my aquaphor without even thinking about the olive oil.. so I'll add OO to my list :nod:

I work every weekend... nights.. Friday-monday But Saturdays I take my daughter to the park since I don't get to sleep (husband works days) Sunday he's off so I got to sleep after I made him a fathers day breakfast.. Monday park fun again, stopped by gamestop and got Pokemon dragonite code :nerd: ... today Tuesday.. sleep :eager: lol most of the activities are done between tuesday-friday :XD: lol don't think we're dull .. we do spontaneous things just this is a short simple version of my weekend ;)

and lol as I'm writing this there are 666 views on this journal :XD: ^^; :iconteheplz:
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barananduen Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015   General Artist
Oh wow! I hope your husband gets well soon, and I'm glad you could find something that worked for that burning! :S
I'll keep that olive oil thing in mind - would never have guessed!

1. Like pouring orange juice into your cereal? I know I can't be the only one to have done that, though! :laughing:
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I've done lemonade. BAD IDEA.
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barananduen Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015   General Artist
OMG! hahaha yeah that does sound nasty! XD
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yuuup. I was 8 and naive. :lol:
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Astarsia Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I accidently poured coffee milk (it was in a carton) onto my corn-flakes cereal. It actually tasted great :omg:
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barananduen Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015   General Artist
Oh, I've tried those coffee milks; they're good!
lol I might have to try that next time I buy one. ;p
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Astarsia Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
haha it's different. i didn't hate it :P
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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Sorry...

:rofl:
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yosofine Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, Mud on a barbed-wire fence cut. I was a young teenager and had been fishing with my cousin. Amazed surprise! We'd actually caught a fish and I ran to get a bucket to put it in. We hadn't brought anything to put fish in, we never thought we'd catch anything. So, I had to get that bucket. I was on my way back to the house from the fishing pond out in a cow field when I had to climb over a fence. I cut my leg on the point of a barbed-wire barb. I had to stop the blood running down my leg from the cut. I noticed a fairly new mud puddle, more mud than water, in the road made by tractor tires. There were no cow tracks or "patties" near it. It was "clean" mud. As I was looking, I watched a dirt-dauber (mud wasp) ball some of that same mud up and take it for her nest. I figured it had to be "clean", as in disease free, or she wouldn't use it. The fence was dirtier than the mud, it couldn't hurt it, and my leg had a rivulet of blood running down to my shoe. So I grabbed about three fingers' worth of mud and rubbed it over my cut. It worked! The mud stopped the bleeding and as the day was very hot, it dried almost immediately into a bandage-like shell of pale dirt over the cut. I'm not sure if it was the mud or just my inherent clotting that stopped that bleeding, but I didn't bleed any more and when I washed and cleaned the cut later, it didn't bleed then either. I don't recommend using dirt for a bandaid, but when you're desperate, you do what you can. And I got the bucket, or rather water tub with a handle on each side. We saved the fish and watched it swim in circles around the tub for a while. I tried to catch more fish, but although they came to the shiny hook, there wasn't a barb, so they kept getting away. Safety pins don't make good fishing hooks unless you can file a barb into it.
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VexFox Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Oh gosh I tried so hard not to laugh about that, but I did anyways. :giggle:

I've done a lot of stupid things, some of which ended with stitches. The most recent mistake was letting my eyes off my pet chipmunk for 0.2 seconds while she was in my lap though. Next thing I know she's vanished. :stare: Two hours of rearranging furniture later and I found her hiding inside some dresser drawers. Who ever knew that chipmunks could climb up a straight wall so fast?

One remedy I have is mixing honey, baking soda, and lemon juice together and using it as a face scrub. If you have oily skin like me it dries it out some, and the honey and lemon juice help clear up acne.

I didn't even know the weekend was over until I read this and checked the date .-. I've been sick all weekend, so I spent the whole time sleeping. :dummy:
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IreneAdler76 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
Oh man....hmmmmm....the time I tried to make soup for HQ and forgot to put the lid on the blender before accidentally hitting it with my elbow and getting second degree burns all up my arms.  Or the time I had Chinese food for the first time and didn't know what those long red peppers were and chewed into one.  Not enough milk in the world for that pain.....

There's plenty more stupid that wound up with stitches and doc visits...I'm a world class klutz :D
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
We can be klutz buddies!
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hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Professional Writer
That's crazy, I just learned it yesterday. A friend said that if an essential oil pain relief blend was ever harsh on someone with sensitive skin, olive oil (or anything like that) would alleviate the irritation. Glad you got it figured out! I have lots of home remedies, haha ... I could talk about them all day. As to the weekend ... went to the movies with my boyfriend, spent Saturday with my parents and sister for Father's Day, and spent yesterday with the boyfriend and his family ... so, happy times! :D
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DeviBrigard Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
1. I once put my socks in the bin rather than the laundry hamper (they are opposite ends of the house). Plus there's the numerous times I've stopped myself just before putting handsoap on my toothbrush. Also I recently wrote my own sorting algorithm to sort the elements withing a java ListModel. About a week later I figured out I could just use the collections' sort method to sort the list of elements before I put them into the ListModel :facepalm:

2. Use peroxide on pimples, especially if they've gone a bit manky. Kills the bacteria. Just need to ensure it is a low concentration; not bleach or rocket fuel :XD:

3. I have an exam tomorrow, so I was totally studying :paranoid: ...by finishing some artwork and filling my sketchbook.
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Art-of-DarkElegance Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Not me personally but I had a dear friend who accidentally used nair as lube. It was a dark bathroom, he ran in, grab the tube he thought was the lube squirted and went to business...it was..an ugly sight....I still cringe....
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Oh gosh,  that sounds horrific but glad you found a cure.   I wish olive oil was the cure to my eczema.   I have the same with hot water,  they say not to but the instant relief when you dip itching, flared hands into it is beautiful.    I have too many embarrassing moments, ;p most of which are from my education.    One time  when me and my friends were joking about teachers,   and we 'jokingly' said we fancied the history teacher,  and the class helper who is very friendly walked by and she started laughing and she said I'm going to tell him... and I said oh my god no! anyway,  I was in assembly the next day and my form tutor came up to me... smiled, and said I heard you fancy Mr... O.O!!!!!!!! and he was in the row ahead and he turned around like ... LOL dead.. dead.  fml  embarrassment. 

No home remedies,  I've tried cucumber and icecubes though...  not much of a remedy lol.
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HugQueen Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015   Writer
:nuu: That sounds so painful, I'm glad the olive oil helped! I must keep this for future reference. :shifty:

I think I'm perpetually doing something silly, for example my niece had left one of those realistic looking plastic lizards (unknown to anyone because who can truly keep track of what a 5 year old does with their things) and I was very sure that it was real so after a bit of panicking I steeled myself up for getting the guy into a can so I could release him outside. Trying to guide him into the can with the lid of it I realized that he wasn't moving, and then it hit me, "This is not a real lizard. You just freaked out for nothing."

I don't, but my mom probably does. :dummy:

Nothing much, but my brother, sister-in-law, niece, and nephew dropped by unexpectedly on Sunday and we had a little party, so that was nice. :D
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Lyricanna Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
1. Have you ever done something silly? If you're willing to share it, I'd love to hear it!
I think the winner is the time I turned on the wrong burner and there was a glass dish on top of it.  I should have turned the burner off and let it cool down on its own, but I'm not a scientist so I figured I should get it off the heat as quick as possible.  I set it down, ducked out of the kitchen for about 15 seconds and then heard a loud noise.  The glass baking dish had exploded and the pieces got the entire kitchen, the den and the hallway XD
2. Do you have any wacky home remedies?
Other than lemon juice for greasy hair, not really o.o
3. What did YOU do this weekend?
Went to see the movie Spy.  Wonderful comedy and learned some new insults as well :lol:
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TanyaSimpson Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
I once left a tube of Deep Freeze rub next to a similarly coloured and sized tube of toothpaste. I almost made a horrible mistake.
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man . . . reminds me of the time I got sprayed by a skunk on the way to work (I bike at 3:30am). Needless to say I didn't go to work, rushed home and stripped down naked before going in the house, sat at my computer and looked for ways to rid myself of the stink.

Turns out the best solution (pun not intended ;) ) is 1 part baking soda, 1 part hydrogen peroxide, and 1 part Dawn dish washing soap. Worked like a charm.
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Haha! Glad you found that trick on Google XD

I have never done anything silly :stare:

Ok I've got a remedy...boys feel free to look away 'cause this is icky girl stuff!  Hardly ever get yeast infections, but I got a couple a year ago and this worked: take a peeled clove of organic garlic and roll it in some plain (unsweetened) yogurt that has had a broken probiotics pill mixed into it, then put the whole thing in a little square of cheesecloth and tie it with some floss and leave a dangly end.  Put it up there like a tampon and leave it overnight.  It works in one or 2 days.  Way better for you than that Monostat shit.  Garlic is anti-fungal and yogurt/probiotics will help rebalance your lady flora.

Another one that is not really a remedy, but, I use coconut oil for lube.  Coconut oil is also anti-fungal, plus it smells (and tastes) good :D

Now you know way too much about my lady parts.

Aaaanyway, this weekend, I cooked dinner for my dad because he was going to be out of the country for Father's Day.  I also went to some estate sales.  Yay!
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TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
Coconut oil is also the only oil which has been scientifically proven to penetrate the hair shaft, it does a LOT of good to your hair if your leave it on overnight or preferably more than 13 hours to let it penetrate as much as it can.

/random.

But I'm keeping your lady remedies. You never know.
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
I've heard a lot of people say they put it in their hair!  If I start coloring my hair or doing other bad things to it, I'm gonna try it :la:
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TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
:D they even use it as a method to make their hair grow faster. Still need to try that, but it looks like it works...
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
Oh I better not try that.  I have to cut my hair constantly as it is! XD
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TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
oh lol. XD since I started keeping it curly it feels like mine never grows, even if it does so fairly quickly...
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
hahaha I will never look at garlic the same way :P
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
XD  :bow:
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damphyr Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
:XD: You poor thing. I did something very similar to a guy in high school. He decided to take his penis out and put it on my forehead at some point. Unfortunately for him, I was the athletic trainer at the time, Icy Hot and jock itch cream looks very much alike, and payback really is a bitch. :3
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
OUCH this is why I never cross you. Mind you, I'd never do that so that's his problem :P
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DeevElliott Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
Your life is a sitcom isn't it?

:-)
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
More like a terrible reality show. Now if only I could get people to pay me to tape it :D
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DeevElliott Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
"A DeviantArt Original Series."

Got a ring to it.

:-)
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TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
:lmao: this would be awesome.
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
hahahaha
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getcarter Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015   Photographer
:)
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2753Productions Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh I have had something similar happen to me - a stick of Icy Hot in the same type of dispenser as a deodorant.  Good God that burns! 

Home remedies - not for this, but I do have a good one for sore throats.  It even has a scientific reasoning behind it.  Make a half & half mix of raw honey and apple cider vinegar.  Mix the two together very well, take two tablespoons in the morning and two before bed if you have a sore throat.  What happens is the vinegar makes a very acidic environment that kills germs on contact while the honey just makes it "kind of" palatable.  One warning though - do not inhale through your mouth immediately after taking it.  You will regret it lol.
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Olive oil works for icy hot!!!
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2753Productions Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Good to know ;) I learned my lesson though and only get the tubes of cream now lol.  Avoids that problem ;)
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