Pondering Boogers and Rambling About Cavemen

It was the day that wouldn't end. Gawd I'm glad that's over.

Sometimes, when I'm up to my eyeballs in work, I let my mind wander, finding the oddest things to sit and ponder.

For instance... Why do we have allergies? I mean.. did ancient people have them or are they a result of the modernization of our world? Is the nasal stuffiness trying to block entry of certain substances to our bodies? By taking decongestants, could we be allowing stuff in that our systems instinctively know we shouldn't?

I suppose that ancient people, like ya know.. cavemen.... may have used steam for stuffy nasal passages. I spend a lot of time comparing the problems of modern life to that of the cave dwellers and wondering how they coped with the same problems. I think that's why I loved the Earth's Children series of books by Jean M. Auel. She went into great detail about what herbs were used for what ailments, what plants were eaten and how they were prepared.

Cavemen aren't the only weird, mind wandering obsessions I have. There's also the "stranded on a deserted island" scenario. I've spent hours mentally constructing temporary shelters, figuring out how to flag down passing ships...

Dang.. I think I just realized how nuts I sound.

I'd better go do something constructive, like wash a load of dishes. I don't want the nice men in white coats to find the house in a mess when they show up to take me away.