…most people would say that age is a factor in allergies. I, preferring to be ageless, think there seems to be more allergens around (what with all the hybrid-breeding happening–who knows what they’re creating in pollen). Whatever the cause, I’ve had a headache for the past two weeks straight and this weekend I’ve lived on heavy doses of coffee and ibuprofen. I’m not able to take an antihistamine so I must rely on what is available. I thought maybe I should try something more herbal, more natural (what is natural these days?) or homeopathic, so I looked up some remedies on the net. This remedy seems a little easier to carry out, but this one confused me, what kind of match do they want, two thumbs? My father tried the match trick once to remove a tick from the nape of my hairline (although luckily for me, I had a short curly fro when I was young)–he lit the match, thought he’d put the match out, and then put the match to the tick (this was supposed to cause the tick to back out of the fleshy burrow of my head without any fuss); however, the match was still lit and whoosh… well, you get the picture. I suppose that says something about home remedies–or not.