Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Calling All Cures!

I mentioned in a previous post that I was pondering the notion of auditioning for a local talent show at the Apollo Civic Theatre, in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Since then, I had in fact decided to try out for it, with a simple singing number. Nothing fancy, just something to have a little fun with.

Problem is, for the last week or so I have been blessed with a cold. The try-outs are four days away. My attempts earlier to sing my number resulted not only in a seriously decreased range, but a bout of coughing. Not to mention the inconvenience of a slightly running nose.

I am not in misery. I just have mild to moderate chest congestion, (leading to cough when singing is attempted for too long.) I also have head congestion which of course alters my voice somewhat.

So, dear readers, fellow actors and singers, or anyone else, the race is on. My request from any of you; cures that you have had success with, in a rather short time frame, for similar symptoms you may have had.

Currently I have Airborne, Vick's Vapo-Rub (which I detest), and some cheap over the counter drug store day time cold remedy.

I am open to suggestions for over the counter medicines, as well as home remedies. Nothing will sound too weird too me. That does not mean I will do it, but I am willing to entertain suggestions at this time.

The performance would be a whole month or so after the try-outs, so I may just need a stop-gap measure for Saturday.

If nothing works, this is not a huge blow to my career or anything. I was just looking forward to it. It was to be something different.

Thanks everyone.

1 comment:

Playmaker said...

I swear by those Zicam swabs you stick up your nose, Emergen-C, and throat coat or licorice root tea. And Chinese hot and sour soup.

A castmate once force-fed me a disgusting homemade tea: fresh parsley, garlic and ginger. I hated to admit it helped.