ruthless compassion (aroraborealis) wrote,
ruthless compassion
aroraborealis

Data, damnit

I have made two unfortunate discoveries this week:

1. My cat's cough returns when I don't keep the humidifier going.

2. My hair looks much better when I wash it in cold water.

I learned about the cat/humidifier connection when I let my humidifier dry out for a few days, thinking the spring air is moist enough that I can stop dealing with it for the season. (While not a huge hassle, it is slightly irritating to wash it between each use, so I'll be happy to have a break from it when the weather is even better.) It turned out to be fine for me, but after a couple of days, my cat started coughing a few times a day. Three days after reinstating it, she's back to normal. Great! And sigh.

I got my first inkling about the cold water/hair connection when I took a very tepid shower Saturday morning (our water heater is, evidently, not up for four showers in a row). My hair looked unusually good all weekend (I wash it every 2-3 days). So I tried cold water on purpose yesterday, and ... I'm very sorry to say it supports my hypothesis. More data will be collected over coming months, but preliminary data are very suggestive.
Tags: hair, house, kitty, life, science
Subscribe

  • on being human

    I just finished watching Human Volume 1, the first of three movies of interviews with people from around the world. It's beautifully and simply shot…

  • New Year Retreat

    For New Year's Eve this year, I'm taking myself on a little personal retreat in Provincetown (which I've never been to!). My goal is to be offline as…

  • (no subject)

    Dear friends, Please share with me a favorite poem, preferably by a woman. Thank you! <3 aroraborealis

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 7 comments