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I consider myself a pretty level-headed person. In truth, though, my head is usually stuffy, imbalanced and downright heavy. A heavy head is better than a heavy heart, though. Ba-dum-tsh! Yes, that was the sound of a rimshot. I'll let you click on over here for effect. We good now? Good.

my dad

You see, I'm awesomely and tragically related to this dude. My dad. Awesomely because my dad ROCKS, guys. He used to be pals with Jerry Garcia, and I've been told that one of the first people to hold me when I was born was Storm Sterling from Humans.

Go on, I'll wait.

We good?


The tragic part about being related to my dad is that I inherited his sinuses. Don't ask me why the heck we collectively decided to live in the hillsides of California. Anytime the Santa Ana winds kick up, I may as well be deaf and blind for all the congestion and wateriness going on around here. I feel like Jim Carey in Liar Liar, buckling down and grasping at words. I…can't…breathe!

Geez, it's as if you people completely missed the 80's and 90's. You're making me feel old today.

Anyway, I saw a silly app over on Sudafed's Facebook page called OPEN UP™, where you can express how sinus pressure makes you feel and share your pic with friends and family for the chance to win a bunch of cash.

Sudafed OPEN UP™ app

You know I'm a sucker for anything that makes me laugh (just ask Nate), so I created this lovely self-portrait, annotated with my deepest sinusy thoughts. I know. You're welcome for that insight.

This whole sketch thingy reminds me: I miss Paint. That used to be my favorite program EVER. Did you guys doodle on your computer?

Come ON. Seriously? We are SO done.


Sudafed knows that suffering from sinus pressure and pain can leave individuals feeling crushed, beat down, congested and even squeezed, desperately looking for a way to open up. Serious sinus sufferers are invited to creatively share how their sinus pain and pressure looks and feels to them by using Sudafed’s OPEN UP™ application on Facebook.

Then, beginning on December 2, the Sudafed Facebook community will vote for one of five finalist sketches that best illustrates the pains of sinus pressure. The winner will receive $5,000 and a chance to have their work included in a Sudafed advertising campaign. For more information, visit the Sudafed Facebook page.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sudafed.