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Posted on March 15, 2012

Darlings, pack your tampons, because we’re jetting off to Bali!

SOS Rooftop Lounge & Bar, Bali

The weather’s been all kinds of shitass crazy around here and now we’re both getting sick. Which, as you may know, sucks. So let’s all get pretend-drunk tonight in pretend-Bali, yes?



Tonight’s one-half of the big night! One of these three bitches will get the title of Biggest Bitch on the Block. But not this week, because just like the Harry Potter saga, the conclusion is simply too big too contain in one hour of television. Or they’re dragging it out; take your pick.

Lifetime released a sneak preview of each of the final collections here. Opinions will be mandatory upon viewing.

 

Since there’s no “Tim visiting the finalists at home” portion of the show, we’re wondering just what it is they’re doing to fill up two episodes. Expect lots of workroom drama.

So, Precious Unborn Fawns, here’s your question of the week:

 

What’s the best home remedy for a shitty warm-weather head cold?

Answers that allow us to utilize common household ingredients and won’t require us to get dressed and leave the house will receive a gold star.

[Photo Credit: myLifetime, bali.anantara.com - Video Credit: myLifetime.com]

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  • http://profiles.google.com/rosatcollege Ros Clarke

     I would adore it if they made Joanna visit their homes. But they won’t.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jgonz85 Jasmine Gonzalez

    So…what does the finale consist of?  A final collection, sans NYFW?  Regarding the cold, eat something spicy, so you can clear you sinuses and sweat out what ails you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1245406754 Tracey Magyar

    Lots of Rum. And, it is a common ingredient in my house.

    • EveEve

      Tequila.   You’re welcome.  (feel better soon!!!)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=596891777 Rowena Soriano Gonzalez Aldrid

    for the cold:  hot honey tea with a heavy dose of whiskey and a slice of lemon.

    for the show:  le sigh.  

  • NurseEllen

    Nurse Ellen says, put the menthol-based product of your choice (examples: Halls mentholyptus tablets, Vicks VapoRub, etc.) in a bowl of freshly boiled water, put a towel over it and your head, and inhale.  For even more sinus clearing power, saute an onion and put that in the water, too.  When you’ve taken in as much steam as you can stand, have a big glass of something cold and vitamin-C filled (like, OJ and water, 1/2 and 1/2).  Wrap yourself in something snug, put your feet up, and sit by the TV with a glass of brandy.  Repeat every couple of hours.  Eat simple things like rice or saltines or chicken soup (or any kind of Chinese take out soup).  Don’t stay up too late!  Feel better soon, guys.

    • http://twitter.com/londonpenguin Teresa M.

      I’m not even sick and I want to follow Nurse Ellen’s advice!

      • Call me Bee

        Me too.  Sounds deliciously cozy! 

      • BuffaloBarbara

         I’m about to, for a cough (though I’m just using some garlic).  I do it all the time, and the wonder for the skin…?  Yummy.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBFH32YG44LIIZYLSQPMBXMYCU Sarah

    Order wonton soup in, and then drink a boatload of Emergen-C. But not too much, or you’ll have leg cramps. Also, let the kitties sit on or near you, because I swear they have healing powers.
    My TV service is not hooked up because I moved on Monday and they haven’t installed my dish yet. AND I don’t have internet, either. SO, I must watch the show tomorrow on my lunch break, while eating salad in my cube at work. And refrain from checking TLo.com until afterwards, alas. I hope you feel better enough to snark RE: this half of the finale so I can enjoy it after I watch!!

  • GenXcellent

    Pretend drunk…what..we’re not really supposed to drink?  All this time…

    • MelonTheCollie

      My illusions of a unified network of slightly drunk people shouting at the TV has been shattered…

      Or in my case, slightly drunk people reading recaps, despite years of reading this blog I’ve never actually watched an episode of Prjoect Runway. XD

      • melizer

        Don’t worry, a good many of us really are drinking (and we’re probably not the ones that post about cocktails)!

  • Joe J

    My great-great-aunt’s toddy recipe:  Juice of half a lemon, spoonful of honey, jigger of blackberry brandy into a mug and stir.  Toss in a tea bag, top off with boiling water and steep for a few minutes.  She drank them recreationally, and the bitch (said with love) lived to be 97 years old.

    • rketeckt

      My Granny had the same recipie…except she required you drink it as fast as possible.  This usually causes you to pass out into a deep sleep, but leaving you refreshed in the AM.  You might not pass out.  My excuse was that I was 10.

    • IAmDisappoint

       What kind of tea? *is curious*

      I might have to try this. For ah, science. Yes.

      • Joe J

        Any basic orange pekoe/black tea would be the norm.  She was a Lipton lady through-and-through, but I think any not-overly-complicated flavor would work.  If you don’t want caffeine, chamomile might be nice and mild, although by my third or fourth one I really don’t notice the taste.  Definitely not one with mint in it, though – even for science!

  • Jasmaree

    About the lifetime sneak peek:

    I love Austin but his look seems to be the weakest of the three. It’s very heavy looking and kind of sloppy. Don’t get the styling either, especially the hair. Michael’s look, unsurprisingly, is the most wearable. It’s a pretty good jumpsuit (and I don’t even like jumpsuits). Print could have been better though and if this is representative of his collection, it’s gonna be a bit boring. And that crotch is INSANE. Mondo’s skirt and bag are adorable. The top is just okay. Looks like he might just be recycling the same things he’s done a million times. Hopefully he branches out more.

  • carolynmo

    Do you have a Thai place that delivers? Because any Thai soup is fantastic! They put something medicinal in the soups, I swear!

  • Floyd Thirsby

    Hot weak tea with lemon.  If you don’t have lemon just hot weak tea.  Skip milk and sugar even if you usually use.  No tea?  Plenty of water and 2 aspirin.

  • Emmyllou

    The idea is to keep the gunk from getting to your lungs. Saline nasal spray (each gets his own or you’ll inter-contaminate) 5 or 6 times a day. Gargle to create a protective shield for the throat and cut them bugs off at the pass, so to speak. Once it’s in the throat, it’s got EZ-pass to the lungs. Make sure your gargle has alcohol in it—the others don’t kill anything—& you have to gargle for at least 30 seconds. Less than that is pretty useless. And then there’s liquids: drink drink drink, pee pee pee. No booze. Ginger ale only in Bali. Well… I suppose you can have pretend martinis.

  • Stubenville

    See if you can get a delivery of extra spicy tom kha gai soup from a local Thai place. That should open your sinuses and please your tummy. 

  • aristida_girl

    Oh boys, sick again! that sucks :( I recommend Hot Toddies stat…Take a cup of hot black tea, add tons of lemon and honey, and a generous shot of the bourbon or whiskey of your choice. Repeat as necessary and get well soon..also, thanks for not having a sick day, like ever! You work hard for the kittens, we know and love you for it…
    As for PRAS, I can’t wait to see the collections, so fun!

  • Anathema_Device

    Take a sizeable chunk of ginger, chop it up. Steep it in a teapot (boiling or almost boiling water) for 10 minutes. Add a chopped green onion; steep for another 5 minutes. Drink one or two pots of that a day the first few days you feel something coming on. If the ginger is too strong on your stomach, you can dilute with hot water. I swear by this.

    Thanks for the lovely trip to Bali. I needed it. My daughter fractured a bone in her hand doing a running  high five. I shit you not. She has to now see a fucking HAND SPECIALIST. Oh no, make that a fucking PEDIATRIC hand specialist. Gimme something fruity to go with these designers! Heh.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      Crikey – that’s some high five!  Healing wishes to your daughter Anathema.

    • Call me Bee

      Oh my I’ll bet that hurts.  The poor kid.  Good luck with the hand specailist–they are very good at what they do and you wouldn’t want to go to a regular orthopod for a hand fracture.  Sending good thoughts…

      • melizer

        I fell down the stairs and broke legs and split my scalp open, but they didn’t find anything broken in my hand.  I kept asking about it at every orthopedic visit and again at physical therapy (but of course the doc didn’t include my hand in the prescription).  Finally weeks later at discharge from therapy I said BUT WHAT ABOUT MY HAND!  Finally he suggested I press my hands together, like a Japanese bow, but firmly, and whatever it was clicked back into place.  Arrgh.

        • Anathema_Device

          Holy crap. What an experience!!

    • formerlyAnon

      Parenthood brings sooo many, many, um . . . unique experiences.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      1) Sounds fantastic. I need a teapot now…
      2) Sounds HORRIBLE. She will have a funny/embarassing story to tell for the rest of her life. But crap, that is bad.

      • Anathema_Device

        You can steep it in a pan with a lid. Just fish out the ginger and onion with a spoon.

        The best part of this hand thing is making my daughter tell all the people we’ve had to see how it happened.

    • NatalieD28

      Sadly, I might be able to compete with your daughter - I currently have not one but TWO broken feet, and am in bilateral casts. I might raid your liquor cabinet while you’re in Bali hahaha!

      • Anathema_Device

        Oh that is sad. I’m really sorry. Don’t drink too much! You don’t want to tumble over and break a wrist!!

        Mend well, fellow minion!

  • http://sharpandkeen.wordpress.com/ Katie

    cayenne pepper in orange juice. it’s really the best.

  • guest2visits

    If you can stand it; try and do a work-out (treadmill,etc) to sweat it out a little. It will also make you tired enough to sleep.
    Showers. Advil.         Cherry/Strawberry Hall’s Vitamin C Drops.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BMEASIKJSVE6YP3DE2VLJA5CUU JulieJ

      Ok I first read that as Strawberry Hill…which might also work.

      • guest2visits

        Boone’s Farms! Is that still around? Happy yesterdays of long ago.   Yes; take one Strawberry Hill.
        Forget the rest.

        • Call me Bee

          Annie Green Springs! 

          • guest2visits

            Don’t remember AGS, but I do remember Cold Duck.
            I just found the Boones Farm Fan site. Hilarious! Testamonials and fan-pics!
            (if I could supply a link I would- I just don’t know how to do that yet.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1129137319 Paula Pertile

    Order Chinese take-out. Wor won ton soup, something curry (with lots of onions), and something with ginger.
    Feel better!

    • dress_up_doll

      I second that! And don’t forget the oolong tea and add lot’s of lemon and a dash of honey. Feel better fast, boys! The weather’s been crazy this week. No wonder you’ve fallen ill.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OD35QQZNBPZJXWTCBY7N4EE7VY Sarah

      My old roommate swore by wor won ton soup when he got sick!

  • BettyGurruchaga

    Hottest tea possible ( green is the best ) with lemon and sit in the bathroom with the shower the hottest possible so it is like a sauna in there. It clears your sinuses quickly. I have 2 kids as references ;)

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      My 5 year old has a bad headcold. I’ve been reading these responses, discarding anything involving onions/Thai food/liquor. Which is most. :) We will have to try something like this tomorrow.

      • BettyGurruchaga

        Hope your baby gets better. I have a history of sinus problems, and unfortunately my kids inherited that, it has always been our go-to. 

  • ccm800

    Oh  no –   two parts – What bullshittery they gonna fill it up with?  

  • Hetha Innis

    I can’t muster the excitement to tune in. If they could wrap this shit up in one hour, that would be nice. As for your cold, lemon in just about *anything* is the trick. It loosens up congestion. Drink a glass of water with lemon before bed and first thing in the morning. Feel better, boys.

  • http://www.thirteen.org/downton-abbey/category/the-downton-dish/ Gotham Tomato

    Chicken soup: Classic because it works. And you should always keep Airbourne in stock (but if you cant get out and can get a supermarket or drugstore to deliver, you can get it that way.)

    As for PR Allstars: Wake me when it’s over.

    –GothamTomato

    • CPK1

       I don’t know if it is psychosomatic, but Airbourne always makes me feel better when I have a cold

  • Judy_J

    For the cold, I recommend a hot whiskey. Brown sugar, Irish whiskey, lemon juice, hot water. You’ll feel better fast.

  • Marjorie Walter

    I second the recommendation for some tom kha gai delivered. I used to swear by matzo ball soup, and then I moved to the west coast and discovered tom kha gai.  Magic.  And tea with lots of ginger and lemon and a dash of honey.  Hope you guys feel better soon!

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    oh i think we know who’s taking home the big prize. if there is a big prize, if they havent just kind of fluffy fluffed up the prize business for the more trusting among us in the audience &, instead, mondo will get some portion of it [the guest editorship, some money, the boutique, etc & ect] & everyone else will get something else that none of us know about but probably can imagine [some money, one production contract or another for clothes sales or television appearances, sure got me. both or either].

    this is disturbing, perhaps, especially for those of us who like mondo & believe he couldve won on his own either this time or last time or both times. & who maybe think that all this fakery is not good for the audience, the culture, the participants up to & including mondo. yukh.

    from the triplets [or the three fabric stooges, yr pick]–as much as i lovelovelove mondo’s blouse to the point that i would buy it could i afford it & if anything that buttoned down the front ever fit–i’d give the win to austin. i dont understand what mondo’s model has on her hip that requires the use of a magnifying glass, for one thing. but his outfit is certainly in the running. michael c’s is, sadly, much much worse than what he ordinarily turns out– it looks like a jumpsuit made for the kardashian kollection.

    [edi interruptive note: once again i will note that anyone who hasnt seen the logo for this kkollection & who remembers the logo once & probably ever belonging to the dead kennedys should take a gander at the kollection's to see a hyperinstance of unintended, unintentional & almost raucously funny copyright infringement. if there are copyrights for logos. which there must be. which i should & would know had my plate of worry not been so full this year i, unintentionally myself, stuck it into the file cabinet in my mind in which everything is currently being buffeted about by the windmills therein &, therefore & therefrom, often lost. anyway.]

    anyway, redux: not only does it resemble a kardashian konglomeration, it looks virtually exactly like the one i think the tall sister wears in the ads. i think it’s her, could be any of them. the print is just of another animal. if michael’s print isnt animal, it’s calling, as sayeth my friend, was missed. otoh i wonder if he were told to design something so dreadful, so very very derivative & so very very unlike his actual style? i wonder if he’s done exactly what he’s been told cos werent he & his spouse also looking for other reality show placement? i remember that. would he not do as told so they could continue in what seems more the spouse’s chosen line of work than michael c’s? maybe. cos that thing ties for worst thing he ever made w/ last week’s thing.

    • melizer

      I appreciated your rambling, esp “all this fakery is not good for the audience, the show, the culture” regarding the bigger picture but those topics are not to be brought up in “polite company”

  • MmmmmmmmK

    Why are all the women’s crotches surrounded by cubes of fabric? Is that a thing?

  • uprightcitizen

    Eat pepperoncinis for the cold. A couple of them twice a day. They’re not too hot, but just enough to clear your sinuses a bit, and you can actually taste them, which is nice when you can’t taste anything else. Plus, they have vitamin C in them, I’m told. All peppers with heat in them have capsaicin, which is a natural antidote to pain, so your head feels better when you eat them, too. And almost everyone has a jar in their fridge … or you could get your local Italian place to send some with their next delivery.

  • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

    Tea as hot as you can stand it. 

  • http://twitter.com/Kerry_McC Kerry McCombs

    Sleep. That’s the best remedy. Maybe Sleep and Downton Abbey?

  • Logo Girl

    Hot water, lemon juice, honey, as much cayenne as you can stand.

  • SewingSiren

    Okay. I’m going to have to spit it out hard and fast.
    Mondo- the blouse is almost line for line the same as one in his season 8 finale collection. I can hardly blame him for wanting to show to a more sympathetic  judging panel, but I hope the whole shebang isn’t a repeat reissue.

    Austin- RTW combo pack of the Light Bright and Godspell, both dresses were well received, but whats up with the goldie locks hair?

    Michael- Looks straight out of the Kardashian Kollection for Sears.

    I hope all three collections aren’t going to be shades of gray.

    PS: Why do we need tampons?

    • Call me Bee

      I think because maybe they don’t have a huge supply in Bali…plus we maybe could go pretend skinny-dipping after getting pretend drunk.  (Fingers pretend crossed…) 

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Boys, so sorry that you’re feeling under the weather in this weird weather March.  My recommendation for you: the fabulous Middle Eastern lentil soup I had for lunch today with my brother, who’s come down to visit me for a few days.  That was healing soup, let me tell you.

    Bitter Kitten friends, tomorrow is my first chemotherapy appointment, as my doctors decided after exploratory surgery last week that chemo first, Big Open later, is the way to go for my ovarian/peritoneal/uterine cancer.  BIG day Friday as treatment starts and the battle begins against the monster within.  Thanks for all your encouragement in the Thursdays past.  Off to get some dinner and then watch PRAS at 9.

    Get better, Tom and Lorenzo.  I promise that I’ll do my best to get better, too.

    All the best,

    NDC

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      It’s really great to see you here and get an update, I know that you’ve been in the thoughts of many a Bitter Kitten.  I’ll keep everything crossed for you tomorrow.  Hugs!

    • dress_up_doll

      Sending you good thoughts, warm hugs and a healing light. Take good care of yourself, NDC. You know we’ll all be here for you.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      This Bitter Kitten will be sending healing, positive thoughts to you!!!

    • another_laura

      I know all the Bitter Kittens are sending you positive thoughts and wishes, NDC.

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      i dont know if this will help you any but every person i know who had something similar recovered. for real.
      only noting this to give you a little bit of hope from the west coast. i know hope is a dear commodity during this stuff. so there you go.

    • Call me Bee

      Take good care, NDC.  I’m sending good thoughts and prayers your way.

    • yetanotherLaura

       Thank you so much for the update, NDC.  There are lots and lots of prayers going out for you.  And I don’t know if this works, but a friend swore by putting ice on her head when she was getting her chemo to prevent her hair falling out.  I just wanted to pass that little tidbit along.  Take good care of yourself, please, and I know everything will turn out great for you!

    • serenitynow02

      I’ve been hoping you’d check in, you’ve been on my mind. Go forward with courage, you’ve got a lot of people rooting hard for you.

    • Susan Crawford

      NDC – All my prayers are going your way!

    • greatscoutm

      This Bitter Kitten sends lots of healing love your way.  I’ll thinking of you and cheering you on!  

    • Pennymac

      Positive thoughts your way, NDC!

    • CozyCat

      More virtual hugs and kisses headed your way…

    • UsedtobeEP

      Good luck tomorrow. Big meal tonight!

    • EveEve

      Stay strong NDC, you are in our thoughts.

    • formerlyAnon

      Thanks SO MUCH for updating us. You’ve been in my thoughts and I know in plenty of others’.  Strength, comfort and good outcomes!

    • Miss_Magpie

      Big mad wonderful thoughts of easy chemo, fabulous scarves, and complete recovery headed your way. So happy you checked in. Mwah!

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      Remember to eat things you aren’t super fond of during chemo — it keeps you from developing psychological aversions to favorite foods.  Or you could go with my dad’s method of eating EVERYTHING so you couldn’t hold it against anything specific:) 

  • http://twitter.com/obscureobjects David Calder

    Gargle with warm salt water. Great if, like me, you get killer sore throats with your head colds.

  • http://twitter.com/TigerLaverada TigerLaverada

    I share your pain. I have the head cold from hell all of a sudden. Only thing I know that works for sure to help get through it is orange juice, benadryl to lighten the load in my head and help me sleep, and delsym to calm the horrible cough from all that junk descending from my head. I’d love it if a natural remedy like tea or soup worked for me, but they never have. Sleep is the best remedy, assuming you can breathe.

    About the sneak peaks, I had to wonder if they were directed to make something in gray and black. Dreary colors, seems to me. Of the three, my order of preference would be Mondo, Michael, Austin. 

  • SewingSiren

    Mondo will win. Good or Bad . Fresh or stale. Bright or dark. Lets hope its good.

    Austin will be Miss Runner up. Better than Miss Almost Ran.

    and Kenley for 3rd.

    • Stubenville

      Sorry, Kenley was eliminated last week. So unless the drama is her sneaking into the workroom and strangling Costello with a measuring tape, third place is probably going to Michael… unless Austin’s Whatever Happened To Baby Jane styling knocks him down to third.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Gin, lots and LOTS of gin. From the look of tonight’s epi, you’re both gonna need it for more than your illness. And for me please, just bring over a bottle of really good 50 year old port.

  • Sara__B

    Do you have a neti pot? If so, use it! If not, try this alternate way to irrigate your nasal passages. (It’s
    not for the faint of heart or the easily grossed-out.) Take your big
    popcorn bowl and fill it with warm water to about three inches from the
    top. Dump in a tablespoon of sea salt if you have it, table salt if you
    don’t. Stir it up and let it sit a minute. Now put your face, or at
    least your mouth and nose, in the water and snuffle water in and out
    through your nose. (The bowl will have lots of nasty mucus in it, so treat it like the germ-ridden stuff it is when you dispose of it.) Repeat this in between NurseEllen’s steam baths, and follow up by drinking/eating plenty of fluids. Get well soon!

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      but do NOTNOTNOT use tap water w/ a neti pot! oh heavens no. not too many people have died from that but some have. they get either a fungus or something like legionnaire’s disease. i can post links if you want. since my closest friend & myself are real health food/holistic types i usually would recommend something like this [i wholeheartedly recommend all the pepper recommendations, for example] but this caveat is a  S E R I O U S  one.

    • another_laura

      oh Sara_B, you are reminding me of college when I would hear about my friends (we were singers) would go to an ENT to get their sinuses flushed out.  They described tubes and warm water and holy cow I would get so skeeved out!

  • Sweetpea176

    All grey?  Maybe they’re as over it as we are.

  • Kate4queen

    Do you have any lemons? Slice them up, put them in a pan with a dollop of honey and some sugar and gently bring to the boil, then turn off heat and leave to sit on the stove until cooled. Pour off the liquid (you can leave the lemons in if you like, I do but sometimes it can get bitter) and then fill a cup half full with it and top up with boiling water to taste. Inhale steam and then sip slowly. 

  • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.com/ Cassie

    I had my warm-weather head cold last week and was miserable for days, so I sympathize. I recommend lots of hot tea with honey and showers with the hottest water you can bear. Feel better soon, boys.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/judi-townsend/578042503 judi townsend

    TLO – whatever happened to Musical Monday’s that you used to blog about? 

  • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986/ Judy S

    Since you guys work at home, I will recommend that you add lots of garlic to whatever you are eating. Antibiotic.

  • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Tess Danesi

    I swear by lemon, ginger and cayenne shots. I juice the lemon and ginger in my juicer and stir in as much cayenne as I can stand. Three times a day. Plus tons of fluids and rest. Feel better, guys.

    As for the collections. Austin, why? The outfit is not as bad as the styling which is super distracting. Michael’s looks like an Anya piece and Mondo’s is adorable and totally Mondo but I can’t even pick a winner from those entries. They underwhelm me,

  • karablissful

    Cut 6 lemons in 8ths, peel a piece of fresh ginger about half the size of your palm, and cut in 1/4 inch slices. Boil all of this for 30 mins in about 4 quarts of water. Drain the liquid through a sieve, add about 4 tbsp of honey (or to taste) and drink hot or cold. You can also add a dash of cayenne of you’re really serious. Feel better soon!

    • greatscoutm

      I highly endorse this remedy–it works for me every time.  Feel better, Darlings!

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Mkay, Austin’s cocktail dress: WTF? And ringlet curls no less?!!!
    Michael’s jumpsuit: surprisingly nice looking considering his questionable taste up to this point.
    Mondo’s separates: he brought it!

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I’m liking Mondo’s look.  NOt sure about Austin. MIchael’s looks wearable, for whatever that is worth, although it appears to have insane crotch syndrome….

      I just can’t get excited about this show anymore. There’s been too much shittery for too long.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Being the sort who is ever hopeful, I will be a total Pollyanna here, and look to the next season for some improvements, after the shit-storm of negative comments posted to Lifetime’s site over the last season.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zelda-Edmunds/100001033898779 Zelda Edmunds

    Hot lemony bourbon with sugar.  Takes a week to get over the thing that has been passing from person to person.  You’ll be fine if you rest some.

  • another_laura

    Whisky toddy.  Whisky, sugar, boiling water.  Don’t waste your precious single malts on it, though!

    You might also consider the vitamin C benefits of a vodka gimlet (I keep Nellie & Joe’s Key West lime juice in the house always).

  • Call me Bee

    Awww T & Lo–so sorry to hear you’re sick.  My children, when they had colds, got hot tomato juice with macaroni in it (like macaroni soup) with buttered toast cut into strips.  The juice had plenty of pepper in it as well–to clear the sinuses.  This supplied them with Vitamin C, liquids and fun food to play with.  Don’t know if there is any real medicinal value–but it made us all feel better. 
    I have a feeling that with to whole hours of a finale–a lot of it will be pretty snooze-inducing.   They may need some…Lights!  Explosions! Motorcycles! Dancing Girls! of Fashion Star…  with jazz hands.   

    BTW–I’ll have a club soda with a twist of lime along with a shot of Stoli, very chilled, with a bit pepper sprinkled on it.  You should be able to count the grains…

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Best remedy?  Boil a pot of water with garlic.  Stick  your head in the steam.  Yes, that doesn’t help with the warm-weather thing, but on the plus side, your skin will love  you, too.

    As to the show… what *is* the final runway?  And I wish they had  home visits.  We’ve seen Mondo’s and Michael’s, I guess, in their season, but we never did get to visit Scarlettland.

  • another_laura

    I forgot this earlier because not a home remedy: The only thing I’ve done that actually shortened the period of illness was zinc supplements.  50mg, once or twice a day the minute you start feeling sick.  I keep them at home at all times.  Side effect?  A wee bit of tummy discomfort, but it’s worth it to be sick for 3 days instead of 7!

  • Wendi126

    Xanax. Forget you’re sick and makes watching final collections more fun

  • serenitynow02

    Chamomile tea with lemon; it will make you sleepy if nothing else. (And remind you of Peter Rabbit too, which is a bonus.)

    Feel better. It’s practically hot where I live and I am apparently allergic to every living thing out there that’s trying to bloom as a result. 

  • Stubenville

    Austin’s muse must be Bette Davis in Whatever Happened To Baby Jane.

  • yetanotherLaura

    I know you want something that you have at home, and you’ve obviously gotten zillions of good suggestions.  But seriously, first chance you get to go to a drugstore, run, don’t walk, and get a big box of Emergen-C, and then drink one 3 times a day.  I went to visit family a couple of years ago with a hideous cold.  My sister forced Emergen-C on me; I was sure it wouldn’t work, but frankly, it was easier to just take it than to argue with her.  So I did.  And 24 hours later, my cold was drying up, and within 48 hours it was GONE.  As in, I felt better than I had in months.  So I really do recommend it.  It works even if you’re a nonbeliever in it!

  • BookishBren

    I hope Austin wins simply because I can’t stand the other two. I have never liked Michael C and Mondo has been too much of a brat on this show. 

    • Stubenville

      I was rooting for Mila or Rami, but that’s not gonna happen, is it?  =)

      Austin seeme to always be designing deb gowns and Michael is stuck making caftans for Mrs. Roper. So my money is on gloomy little brat Mondo because his work has consistently been the most modern. 

      • BookishBren

        And to be honest, I actually think Mondo has been picked for the win from the beginning. It is pretty much universally accepted that he was robbed of the win in his season and someone is trying to right a wrong, methinks. 

        I don’t have a problem with him winning. I just wish he would quit being such a boring little ass about it all. I know they edit things to create an image of the designers but editing isn’t putting some of those words in his mouth AND the other contestants/Joanna have commented on his attitude. 

        But yeah, he is going to win it. Maybe he can smile then….or at least grimace. 

  • GenXcellent

    I’m going to have to flip between fashion and madness tonight.  I fear my bracket will be bust by the end of the evening.

  • Susan Crawford

    Hello, fellow commentors and fans of T and Lo.

    Boys, I hope you can nip what is ailing you in the bud, and that you are tweeting and making notes from under a cozy quilt with something soothing to drink and your senses of humor intact.  

    After a less than stellar “spring” – and I use the term loosely – break, I have managed to contract a nasty, malicious sore throat and cough with alternating fever and chills. Lovely. I have gone through two bottles of cough syrup with codeine, but as it has been less than 24 hours since my last swig, I’ll just have a tall glass of iced pellegrino with a wedge of lemon.

    I checked out the Lifetime photos and here’s what I think, based solely on these pictures, and on my lingering codeine high:

    Miz Scarlett reveals herself as the love child of Bette Davis’s grand guignol era and the Fuller Brushman, who sold a special brush for twirling waxy yellow buildup from the corners of the linoleum.

    Michael does – and I’m totally SHOCKED – a flowy, drapy Grecian schmatte about which the words “impeccably sewn”, “elegant”, and “exactly what I envisioned” will be spoken. Oh, and there will have to be one emotional moment where Michael will cry, vow not to let mean comments get to him, and throw shade on Mondo and Austin while making a googly face.

    (Uuuhhmm – ‘scuse me, but could one of you slide a tall, frosty glass of that cough mixture down the bar to me? I just have to be prepared for Costelloland.)

    I’m going with Mondo FTW. Please. If there is even the tiniest thread of justice in the universe, can we give Mondo some credit here? Yes, he’s been kinda snarky this time out, but look at the past couple of seasons. The child has suffered enough, Bunim/Murray! As have your viewers. Just give the prize for someone who has some vision, OK?  I don’t care, at this point that Mondo doesn’t sketch. He can design and sew! And he has a VISION.

    But, wait – I see the entire PRAS crew is romping back into the workroom for one last . . . cray-cray spin on the carousel of couture. Oh, what the hell – just gimme a cough syrup, water on the side. And don’t be stingy, barkeep. It’s gonna be a long night.

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      ah, if they served cough syrup in bars i would be in one, like, stat. like yesterday.
      there are a whole total mess of wonderful stories about people from the beats through jim morrison, et al, drinking robitussin atop the roofs of venice [including my old building, the ellison]. even the fanciest drink in a bar doesnt slide up to near that, unless one is w/ the one person one loves the most in the whole entire universe, of course.

      back to work for me.

      • Susan Crawford

        Well, if it’s good enough for Jim Morrison and Keroac – it’s good enough for me, holdnme! And I agree about being with that one special person, in which case dishwater on the rocks will be like nectar of the gods. But for tonight: cough syrup and my dear kitty will have to suffice.

  • ASK26

    Vicks vapor rub  and head over a pot of steaming water beverage of your choice

  • Susan Crawford

    Well, now I understand about Austin’s moustache! It was made from the downy tail feathers of that damned “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” canary, wasn’t it?

    • Stubenville

      Leftover from din-din perhaps?

  • ASK26

    Mondo skirt is very very odd – way too short but also too high waisted.    WTH is with the hair on Austin’s model?

  • cheesebomb

    After last week I feel like that “good luck” would be better followed by Ru’s “and don’t f**k it up.”

    • Stubenville

      FTW!!!

    • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.com/ Cassie

      It always should. Always.

  • Peeve

    I hate the damn time constraints! How can you get anything but crap on the runway when you give them 4 days for 5 looks, including model casting and everything else???

  • Girl_With_a_Pearl

    Five days for five looks.  WTF?

    • Stubenville

      Anya would have been done in one and gone shopping for earrings for the other four days.

      • PastryGoddess

        Steubenville FTW

    • Jasmaree

      And no breaks in between. Are they trying to get mediocre/bad results?

  • Pennymac

    Spunk Juice (Hahaha, no) three fingers good whiskey, a couple of squeezes of lemon juice, and a spoonful of honey in a microwavable mug. Warm it up, and sip it down. Great for chest conjestion, and you don’t really care that you’re getting sick.

  • Call me Bee

    I remember when all runway collections ended with wedding dresses–not just Vera Wang’s…but Austin really worries me.  I want him to win…

    • DeTrop

      Me too.  I adore Austin and most of his designs.  Those pinkish shorts or whatever do scare me however.  I hope he ‘makes it work’!

  • Amanda Gibson

    Hot toddy.  Hot lemonade.  Steamy showers help for a bit.  Sleep.

  • Pennymac

    Mondo, you’ve complained about “not feeling it” all season. I’m so over your sour personality

    • Courtney Ashe

      Sour personality combined with the “tortured artist” schtick he’s been working this season.  Count me out.

    • melizer

      I read that as “TLo, you’ve complained….” lol

  • nosniveling

    Still a Mondo fan, sulkiness and remedial drawing skills notwithstanding!

    • melizer

      Me too.  But I’m not finding him to be overly sour.

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        He’s feeling miserable. But I think he did Michael and Austin a favor by shutting them out. He knows himself well enough to know when he’s not fit for human company. They should be happy he wants to be by himself.

        • siriuslover

          WTH do people have to be all lovey-dovey all the time? It’s OK to be in a funk…you can’t escape your emotions.  And I certainly appreciated his explanation on after the runway about what was happening with him when he was in NYC.
          On the other side, Michael deals with pressure very, very well. I think he was right on target when he said how he has children and none of the others could really relate to that kind of stress. I’ve had to leave my kids for work quite a few times and it’s heart wrenching, but you work through it.

          • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

            WTH do people have to be all lovey-dovey all the time? It’s OK to be in a funk…you can’t escape your emotions.

            Yes, exactly. Trying to deny your feelings will give you a damn heart attack.

            He’s said several times that he was in a dark place, and admitted in the episode that his mood was foul. His mood seemed much better on After the Runway. I also appreciated the reasons he gave for his emotional state.

            The thing is, it’s important to not bring the personal stuff to work with you, but that’s a lesson that takes time to learn. It does seem as though he needs the dark place in order to be creative, and I can imagine him subconsciously getting himself into a tizzy in order to get his creativity flowing. But there was real cause for his depression and his bad mood. I think he knew the best thing was to lock himself in his work space and let negativity work itself out.

  • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.com/ Cassie

    Oh Christ Mondo. This whole season was pretty much designed for you to win. Get it together, Mr. Whinypants.

  • Stubenville

    I think Mondo is getting the winner edit.

  • Jasmaree

    I’m not liking Mondo at all tonight.

    Austin’s concepts never make any sense to me.

    • cheesebomb

      Seriously. How dare people tell you you’re good at what you do! 

    • Call me Bee

      No kidding–Hasidic men wearing satins?  I’ve only seen them wear wool! 

      • Jasmaree

        Also, rock stars, gentlemen, and whatever else he mentioned. 

        • Stubenville

          Fragonard paintings (his most famous is “the swing”)

          • Logo Girl

            I cracked up when he said Fragonard, because I’ve long declared Fragonard my least favorite painter in history. But if he can make it happen…

  • Stubenville

    Michael’s fabrics look hideous.

  • GenXcellent

    I’m kind of over safari inspired fashion.  

  • GenXcellent

    Also, I’m over people who willingly go on reality shows and complain about missing their kids. 

    • ASK26

       I don’t know – I am working with a bunch of “road warriors” – consultants traveling to different states/cities to keep employed.  I listen to them missing their families as well.   You can be trying to earn a living and have to stay away from your family . . .

      • GenXcellent

        Hmm…but I’d put people with regular jobs doing what they can to make ends me in a different category then reality  tv attention seekers.  I have nothing against people missing their families, I just don’t want to hear about it while I’m watching my stories.

        • CozyCat

          I’m giving Michael a pass on this one.  He hasn’t been going on and on about his family all season.  And he mentioned missing his family in response to the Mondo pity party, saying that Mondao isn’t the only one with issues and pressures.  I think that’s pretty legit in this case.

          • melizer

            You KNOW the producers prompted this for sound bites.

          • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

            Oh hell yes.

            I get irritated by reality show contestants complaining about missing their kids too, but Michael’s barely made a peep about it until now. I don’t have a problem with it.

          • siriuslover

            and he said he misses his kids but he DEALS WITH IT. Like, hey, man, everyone has stress, so buck up! 

        • ASK26

           The prizes and the cash seem to be important to them and publicity from the show could help their careers.   And I agree with cozycat that he did seem to be comparing himself with mondo’s pity party

  • BethR52

    It’s official. Project Runway has become a Lifetime movie!

  • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.com/ Cassie

    Good god, Michael’s fabrics are ugly.

    Good god, Georgina Chapman is beautiful.

    • Jessica Goldstein

      I know. Even her speaking voice is beautiful. It’s disgusting really.

  • Call me Bee

    Wow Mondo is sounding so incredibly pissy.  But then, all three of them are very annoying right now.   Lighten up you guys–it’s just fashion! 

    • Stubenville

      And a crapload of money!

      • Call me Bee

        Well yeah there’s that…but really. 

  • Pennymac

    WEELLL, the TLO question of what can they fill two shows with since theres no Tim visit to home? The answer, Mondos Misery, brought to you by Lifetime!! Poor miserable gifted one, miraculously pulls an AMAZING STUPENDOUS WIN over the two evil, no talent hacks, who have the nerve to be frustrated with his behavior!!

  • http://www.thirteen.org/downton-abbey/category/the-downton-dish/ Gotham Tomato

    I so want Mondo to just shut the fuck up.

    Seriously.

    Just shut up.

    –GothamTomato

    • cheesebomb

      OMG. SERIOUSLY. You both wanted 2 models. You flipped a coin on both. You won one and Austin said okay. He won the other and you pouted. 

  • Cheri Lee

    Can you BELIEVE I almost forgot about my beloved AllStars because of the return of Community?!?!?! But I got my Tequila and Tonic so now I am ready to bitch.

    I am biased and J’adore Austin. He is so nice and Mondo is being such an ass. I can’t stand him right now.

    Is anybody on twitter??

  • littlelistmaker

    I really cannot put up with Mondo anymore. I might dislike him more than Michael at this point and I’ve put a lot of energy into disliking Michael.

  • Girl_With_a_Pearl

    Instead of The Mondo Show, why didn’t they show us their auditioning the models?

  • BethR52

    Yup. Therapy. It’s a Lifetime movie.

  • QJ321

    Shut up, Mondo.  Why should you get both models you want?  Geez, I can’t take his tortured artist drama anymore. 

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    Since I have a shitty head cold right now… 
    1. Peppermint schnapps or cinnamon schnapps in a coffee mug, then warmed in the microwave.  mmmm.
    2. Vietnamese noodle soup, called pho.  So delicious and so healthy that you’ll never be able to eat plain chicken noodle soup again.
    3. This is better than a Neti Pott:  NeilMed Sinus Rinse.  Instead of the ceramic neti pott, it’s a plastic bottle that draws the water from the bottom, so you don’t have to do contortions to get the water in your nose.  Comes with individual packets of salt. Only use purified or distilled water.  Do NOT get the water too hot (or leave it cold) because you will die.  It is incredibly gross but it works wonders.
    4.  guaifenesin and TONS of water, it will dry you out.
    5. Lots of hot tea, chamomile and sleepy time, with raw honey.
    6. Yogurt and/or yogurt culture pills if you are on antibiotics.

    Get better TLO!

  • http://www.thirteen.org/downton-abbey/category/the-downton-dish/ Gotham Tomato

    This whole PRAllStars thing was a big mistake for Mondo: In one short season he went from sympathetic hero to loathsome creature.
    –GothamTomato

    • DonnaL

       Sorry, I still like him.  I certainly know what it’s like to feel the way he does, and it’s not exactly as if he’s there right now to amuse and entertain people.

      • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.com/ Cassie

        I really relate to him at the moment too – I’m an introverted creative type prone to anxiety and depression who sometimes goes a bit fetal under pressure, so I’m sure I’ve been a pain in the ass to some people myself. 

        • melizer

          I’m with you guys.  I don’t find him the least bit loathsome, in fact I think he’s rather positive! I guess everyone hates us but I think I already knew that!

        • Imrastro

           Ok Cassie, I can relate to that. But are you a prick too? That’s not necessarily the result of creativity nor is it attractive. And Mondo’s a prick.

      • BethR52

        If he’s not there to entertain people, why is he on my TV?

  • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.com/ Cassie

    Oh look, it’s Season 2 all over again!

    I feel bad for Kenley – it sucks to be brought back in like that when you were JUST eliminated. Cold. 

  • Cheri Lee

    Yaaaaaaaay Anthony is back! I need to hear funny and sassy comments with this group of 3.

  • Onymous

    thank you anthony.

    • ASK26

      I have only been half watching but man he cracked me up

  • Stubenville

    Austin must be smoking crack.

  • Cheri Lee

    Haaaaaaaaaahahaha Anthony L. Williams!

  • GenXcellent

    Anthony. 

  • Call me Bee

    How fun to see April working again. 

    • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.com/ Cassie

      I love her, but she seems like an odd choice because she’s so much more notable for her designs and creativity than her technical skills, so…why choose her as an assistant? Weird.

  • Stubenville

    Austin and the pink Teletubbies pants! WTF?

    • CarolinLA

      Holy mother of God – when Austin held those up and said that they hadn’t been seen before, I said aloud:  ”There’s a reason for that.”

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        I said the same thing. Well, I said it after I got over the scare those things gave me. Because Yikes!

      • meowing

        plus, he keeps saying he designs for real women, not just size nothing models (in his critique of Michael).  How many non-models–with real hips–wamt to wear triple panniers???

  • Cheri Lee

    Dead white lady. Haaaaaaaaahaahaha! Anthony was definitely needed in this episode.

    • ASK26

       I just quoted him today… when a black person says you are too loud – you are TOO LOUD  

      • melizer

        Also want to steal “a lot of people would be fake with you right now, but I’ma be REAL”

      • Cheri Lee

        I’m so jealous…I need to use that on somebody but the only people that I know are loud are black people like myself.

        • introspective

          If i could like this a million times i would…

    • introspective

      I damn near died @ ” dead white lady”

      Anthony just called himself the help!!!!!!

      Hes a fool. And i so wish he stayed longer. Again- time for him to have his own show. Stat.

  • ASK26

    reddish pleated pedal pushers with a genie / hammer look?

  • Nancy Wardle

    Why did Michael choose April?  I thought for sure he’d go with Rami, Mr. Draping.

    • Pennymac

      I was thinking the same thing.

  • Stubenville

    I think Anthony needs to be a judge on RuPaul Drag Race.

    • Jasmaree

      I think there should be an Anthony section in all my favorite shows. He was a welcome sight tonight.

  • CPK1

    Austin seems rather unsettlingly manic. 

  • MilaXX

    My solution to weird weather colds is usually, marginally medicinal liquor concoctions. Mulled wine is a fav, but I’ve also experimented with white white/ginger/orange concoctions as well. Feel better guys.

  • Jessica Goldstein

    Since my head-cold turned out to be a raging sinus infection that brought on vertigo, my vote is for Levaquin. It does, however, require leaving the house.

  • dress_up_doll

    I’ve had it with Mondo as well. Now he’s complaining about help from Mila?!?

  • Pennymac

    Austin! Can’t Touch This! (And I don’t want to touch those pants!)

  • MilaXX

    At least we get to see cute Johny Lavoy

  • littlelistmaker

    Sigh, this show has just depressed me as much in the end as the last few seasons. Definitely not watching the additional half hour bitchfest.

  • Jasmaree

    You know what I hate about reality tv sometimes? They make everything about how much you “want” the prize. As if there’s anyone present who doesn’t want it. The contestants basically have to grovel at the judges’ feet to show they they want this so much more than everyone else, when that really shouldn’t even matter. So annoying.

    • ASK26

      “when that really shouldn’t even matter.”  exactly – why the hell is it acceptable for the judges to ask “why should you win” and have the answer be “because I want it”. 

      the answer SHOULD be because my work is the best! 

  • ASK26

    Lucky charms – with a mad elf?

  • carolie_king

    I’m a third grade teacher and inhale 8-year-olds’ germs all day. A shot of fresh wheat grass juice is what ALWAYS kicks a cold for me.  Have someone bring it to you.  And I like heated orange juice (tea temperature) w/ cinnamon on my sore throat, but that’s just a comfort thing and probably doesn’t help the cold go away.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Bless them for bringing Anthony in to help lighten things up.  Why, oh why, are they editing the pre-ordained winner as such a jerk?

    I loved the twist, though.  I like the concept of using your old scraps, being forced to really be creative with them.  And as time-fillers go, little tips about how people in the industry view their own challenges–not a bad idea.  Obviously a time-filler, and stupid when they only gave them four days (personally, I’d have given them a day of mentoring, then set them on their four day quests), but at least interesting.

    • MaryMitch

      yes, but don’t you think that using scraps from previous challenges is tailor-made for Mondo?

      • BuffaloBarbara

         To some extent, but that doesn’t make it not a good challenge.  Every challenge is going to be more suited to one or another of them.  (Thinking about it more, I think I’d have liked to see it before the finale, and hope they do it halfway through next season.)  I would have expected it to throw Austin more than it did, but he adjusted to it well.

      • DeTrop

        Yes, most definitely.  The ‘bosses’ are playing to Mondo’s strength.

  • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986/ Judy S

    Georgina Chapman = Mary Poppins? In much nicer clothes. She was adorable.
    Mondo is not doing himself any favors here. It’s all very well to say that you look forward to working with a creative team at Marie Claire, but then stomping back to the workroom and locking the door sends a different message. 
    Michael is doing surprisingly well in terms of nerves. Austin is manic and Mondo is depressive, but Michael seems admirably focussed. I don’t like him and don’t like most of the clothes he presents, but either he has figured out how to behave or they are giving him a kinder edit than usual.

    • CarolinLA

      I love that Michael is steady-as-he-goes in his approach while Mondo goes dark and Austin goes needy.  He may not be the most creative designer in the world but he sure knows his market.  

  • Presumptuous Insect

    I am more and more on Team Austin every day. Never thought I would say that.

    I cannot believe no one picked Rami to help them.

    Wish I hadn’t read that Gawker spoiler, dammit.

    • http://profiles.google.com/eszubert Elizabeth Szubert

       I went looking for it.  Now I wish I hadn’t read it too.

      I really hope that it is wrong.

  • QJ321

    I always felt bad that Austin had to make a decoy collection with less time and money than the actual finalists, so I really wanted him to make it to the end on All Stars so he could make a real collection.  It is the only reason I kept watching when I would have otherwise given up 3 or 4 episodes ago.  And then it turns out to be a crummy mini-collection made in less than a week.   I feel ripped off. 

  • m0r0

    As a defender of the moody depressive artist type I don’t think Mondo should be criticized for the way he tortures himself. It doesn’t play well on TV but there are many of us who are cursed with this behavior and we are not necessarily proud of it. It is a real blessing and curse and I for one have to love him for it and forgive it.

    • melizer

      yes. so much THIS.

    • DonnaL

       Thank you for recognizing him as a human being.  I think it’s the people calling him “loathsome” who are being pretty loathsome.   I’ve never heard anyone who actually knows him say anything really negative about him.

    • Jasmaree

      I’d be more likely to feel bad for him if he didn’t insist on lashing out at others. His pouting over the second model was ridiculous. A lot of his behavior was simply uncalled for.

      • SewingSiren

        It may not have happened in the order that they showed it on tv.

        • Thathoodwink

          …and now I am suspecting that every piece of drama on this show is scripted. Bunim/Murray has really ruined this show for me.

          • SewingSiren

            I think the editors have always manipulated the order in which comments have been made and taken things out of context to make them seem meaner .

      • SewingSiren

        It may not have happened in the order that they showed it on tv.

    • melizer

      I LOVE the outfit he’s wearing for the after-show. 

      I didn’t quite realize the second hour was next week, when they sped the finale up I thought they REALLY sped it up.

    • BethR52

      Excuse me.  I think we’re all tired of his bitching and being nasty about everyone else.  PR is amost like “Queen For a Day” now.  Who has the saddest tale of woe?

  • MzzPants

    Cold remedy:  whisky with honey–not really a remedy, more of a coping tool, better than Nyquil now that they’ve taken the good stuff out.

    Designer:  Judging from the three photos, I pick Austen.  But who knows?  One picture can hide a whole craptastic collection.

  • MilaXX

    This gal on 24hour catwalk needs to meet Chris March

  • MilaXX

    This gal on 24hour catwalk needs to meet Chris March

  • introspective

    Oh and a cold remedy for everyones fave gay uncles:

    Hot whiskey in mint tea with lemon and honey. Youll be breathing in no time and the liquor will give you the best nights sleep you can get in your state. The honey’s an expectorant so if youve got phlegm youll cough it up easier.

    Feel better TLo!!

    PS im so far team mondo. I guess time will tell whether thats a winning bet.

  • SewingSiren

    I think Mr. Guerra is crazy like a fox. He bought yards and yards of white jersey with the ink blot in mind. Therpy. That’s a good concept. Even better if you’re having a break down. Clever boy. He’s had this concept in his mind all season. As every designer that apply’s should.

    g

    • Sweetbetty

       Wasn’t that ink blot thing used last season?

      • Imrastro

         In the team challenge. It was an “inspiration.” Little different in execution, but still. And, anyway, the running print down the center and blocked by black….that’s what Mondo sis on his first season.

      • SewingSiren

        Yes. Ryan Anthony used an ink blot print for the HP print team challenge. That one turned out very well too, the team won the challenge. “Therapy” will win. The minute I heard the one word name for the collection , I  knew it would. But I don’t believe for one minute that he didn’t have that in his head from the very beginning. I imagine the producers told him to “struggle” if he wanted to win. I don’t blame him one bit for that.  And any clever designer would  start working on idea  for a final collection from the minute they were cast on the show.

    • Thathoodwink

      My husband and I were discussing the fact that as soon as they accepted the invitation to be on All Stars, they HAD to know exactly what they would sew if they were going to be in the finale. They had months to prepare. I also had to explain to my husband how scripted the show has become, and how much the show is influenced by the producers. Therefore, the whole Mondo scenario in which he allegedly didn’t know what he was going to sew/felt uninspired was completely fake.

    • Call me Bee

      I loved his ink blot idea–and I am going to steal it!  Adding it to my dye technique repertoire…

  • Peeve

    I was just wondering about how you were doing as I was reading the comments. Next click, and there you were! Glad to hear you’re up and about and able to watch PRAS. Thank you for the update, and hope the chemo goes quickly and easily.  (This was in reply to NDC_IPCentral, but I forgot to put it in her replies. Duh!)

  • Caaro3

    It is possible that Mondo is on antiviral medications to manage his HIV status.  The drugs have crazy making side effects, e.g., mood instability, depression.  I’m just saying this could be contributing to the apparent change in his personality.  Pure speculation, though.

  • Miss_Magpie

    Oh, Lawd, just getting to the TLouge, forgive!? Long Hard Slog at work that ended about now, so I got here as fast as I could. Haven’t seen the show yet/ haven’t read the comments, but…..

    Warm weather head cold without leaving the house? Emergen-C (please tell me you keep it in house. If not, OJ, Vitamin-C tablets.). Vitamin-D. Big amounts. Sun- bathing counts! Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate, chicken soup will help. And don’t forget the B vitamins, colds come because your immune system is weakend due to stress. B vitamins help. No Dairy, no booze (optional) and HYDRATE! Mucin ex-D is also helpful. Feel better!

  • Girl_With_a_Pearl

    We’re all thinking of you and sending good thoughts your way!  

  • rowsella

    This weather is unusually warm for March and I thought I was getting a cold (dry cough, vise pressing on my sinuses) but then realized it was actually seasonal allergies so I took Allegra and popped cough drops all day. 

    Of course, this was a week after the dreaded Noro virus which I am glad has passed.

  • DinahR

    Advice from San Diego where we have lots of experience with warm weather colds:  fresh air, sunshine and hydration.  I like orange juice mixed with ginger ale or 7-Up on ice.  Mint tea, hot and cold.  Lots of water.   Feel better soon!  

    Maybe I’m a lil loopy tonight from a hard week but there is just something adorable about the photo of Austin dabbing pink paint on lace. It kind of made my day.  Of course this is the textile he would create. Of course. 

    • siriuslover

      I second the 7-Up on ice. Great bubbly effervescence on the throat.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

    Damn y’all. I am going to have to bookmark this page for all the remedies. This is good stuff!

    • miagain

      Boy, ain’t that the truth!

      • Lisa

        See?  We’re more than just a pack of pretty faces!   ;-)

  • http://amenaneri.livejournal.com/ Amri

    Juice a couple of lemons, slice thin slices of about an inch of fresh ginger, put it in a saucepan with a couple cups of water, and boil it for about 30 mins.  Towards the end, add a couple tablespoons of honey, and possibly more water to taste.  The end result should be super ginger spicy and a little tart, but sweet enough with the honey that you can stand to drink it.  The ginger will clear your sinuses, the lemon and honey will soothe your throat.  It’s super refreshing and therapeutic. 

  • Elizabetta1022

    Peel a thumb of raw ginger and boil it for 5 minutes — let it steep in a teapot for another 10. Add fresh lemon juice, honey, and cayenne pepper if you like it. (A Japanese friend of mine used to also boil garlic with the ginger, but that’s up to you.)
    Just plain boiled ginger with lemon works well for indigestion, too.
    Feel better! 

  • ccm800

    Man. Mondo sure is getting the whiny bitch edit
     

  • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

    Being upside-down.  I recommend loading the dishwasher and other chores close to the ground, or doing inverted yoga poses.  As you bend and stand back up, the pressure changes force your sinuses to clear.

  • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

    Now, this will probably require running out but it did get rid of my cold just before a job interview:

    1. Zicam spray at the first sign
    2. Zinc/echinicea drops every 2 hours
    3. 3 glasses of orange juice with Emergen-C per day
    4. Every cold med one can take together without interactions.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

    Austin: Alexander McQueen
    Michael: Anya sans the stylishness
    Mondo: Season 8 Finale extra?

  • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

    This is late and someone might have said it, but gargle with peroxide. My grandpa made me do it for the first time this past Thanksgiving, and I was cleared up the next day.  Just do the same amount you would mouthwash, twice for about 30 seconds each. Don’t eat or drink anything after for about 15 minutes. It will help so much! Just DO NOT SWALLOW!

    • Call me Bee

      Yes!  Doing that periodically takes care of myriad problems…

    • Sweetbetty

      My dentist has me brushing my teeth with a paste made of baking soda and peroxide then rinsing and gargling with peroxide.  Healthy gums and teeth and minimal colds.

  • judybrowni

    echinacea and goldenseal, fresh ginger hot tea, and 3,000 units of vitamin C, 1,000 units at a time — 3 times a day.

  • http://twitter.com/mirrormirrorxx Paola Thomas

    It sounds daft but this breathing exercise recommended by that old ham Tony Robbins has really worked for me on previous occasions http://www.energiseforlife.com/tony_robbins_breathing_exercise.php It’s supposed to get your lymph etc. moving, but I generally do it for 20 minutes or so when I’m going down with a cold and it really seems to help.  And no need to go to the shops…

  • judybrowni

    So tired of “tribal” — Michael should be afraid some Masai warrior queen will bitch slap him for using those hiddy prints and pretending they’re African.

    Austin’s glam swings from Jetsons to jaded and faded and out-dated.

    Mondo for the win — the only one who will do something fresh — But he’ll whine on right up to seconds before his acceptance speech.

  • Presumptuous Insect

    I am disappointed in the look by Austin in the preview. Based on that I would give it to Mondo.

  • Lisa

    Echinacea tea!  Not the drops, not the capsules – the TEA!  There’s something about the combo of the steam, the heat and the echinacea itself that knocks the crud right out of your lungs. I’ve sworn by it since 1995, and it hasn’t failed me yet.  

    I took a stand last night.  I’m so sick of the fact that this season was clearly devised to hand Mondo the win just because everyone felt he was cheated during his season.  Yes, he was – he was screwed royally in season 8.  But he should have a clean slate here – everyone should.  It shouldn’t be just so heavily one-sided, and it seems that it is.  Honestly, at the beginning, I was naive enough to think Rami might win this whole bitch.  

    And speaking of bitch, I’m really disappointed and exhausted from Mondo’s constant negativity every week, and it bums me out.

    All of which is to say that I didn’t watch last night.  Nope.  I watched “Snapped”, which was probably more cheerful than an hour of Mondo!  Oh, don’t worry – I’m this show’s bitch, so I’ll catch it on a re-run.  And since you now tell me that they split it in two, I’m sure to get over my fugue and watch it next week to see who actually wins (*cough cough MONDO cough!*).

    Feel better, TLo!

  • Thathoodwink

    I love Mondo’s look…very unique. Austin’s model’s hair is so distracting and is bringing back bad memories of early 1970 prom pictures. I do like Austin’s dress but I feel as if I’ve seen it quite a few times before. Michael seems like a lovely person, but I don’t like the flowy clothes he always seems to crank out.

  • Thathoodwink

    Oh yes! For a sore throat/post nasal drip, I always buy (unless you have them in your household, you will have to go out) a bag of Tootsie Roll pops, and (I truly am not trying to be vulgar) suck on them without biting into the chewy center. First of all, I love Tootsie Roll pops so I’m happy, and the sucking action helps to clear out the post nasal gunk and the constant swallowing seems to help, also. Feel better! We need you!

  • http://twitter.com/adleredneko Aki

    Yeah, at some point I said to my screen, “Mondo, get it together because I want you to win”, and I know some people are uppity about his winning now, but honestly, he deserved it during his season, I think he still deserves it now. *shrug*

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

    I had pneumonia last June, so my best advice for a warm weather cold is… switch ibuprofen and Tylenol every 4 hours for comfort and fever reduction, and stay in bed, preferably with someone to wait on you.

    That said… I still want Mondo to win.

  • Bozhi

    Hot lemon water or herbal tea will help while you’re sipping it.  Between sips breath the steam.

  • cakesandale

    Knowing there’s only one more episode to endure should make you feel a little better.

  • BigShamu

    Windex and vinegar.

  • NatalieD28

    As I just regaled Anathema_Device with, I needed some actual drinks last night. I have two broken feet and am in bilateral casts until May. Can we be miserable together, TLo? I’m in Philly too – give me ten hours to toddle over and I’ll enjoy some Toddies with you!

    • Sweetbetty

       OK, you can’t just toss that out there without an explanation of how in the world you ended up with two broken feet.  Unless, of course, it was due to some activity that you’d rather the rest of the kittens didn’t know about.  Best wishes for quick healing.

      • NatalieD28

        Oh the fellow kittens can definitely know! It’s just rather embarassing! This is also the second time I’ve done it (but have never been in bilateral casts before, just one at a time). I broke bones in my left foot from wearing flats, heels, Uggs, going to the gym, etc…and then the right one broke from overcompensating for my left foot!

        But for those who aren’t kittens, I tell them I did it skiing in Switzerland instead of wearing ill-advised footwear!

        • Lisa

          Aaaah, yes, I see.  I’m well on my way to foot problems from all the weird shoes I wore in the 80s, plus spending the 90s walking around NYC in heels in an effort to be stylish.  Now I’m schlubbing around in nun shoes and sneakers because I have no other choice!  So I feel ya – heal up and get better soon, I hope you’ll be okay!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Stone/100001328135240 Mary Stone

    Best remedy for a shitty warm-weather head cold?  Anything that will heat up the sinuses and get the “stuff” to melt.  Take nice long hot showers …nudge nudge wink wink…, hot soup for lunch, hot tea as often as you can stand it, and drink lots and lots and lots of water, the best  decongestant around really.

  • http://twitter.com/carelessriver Cassie (C.M.W.)

    In warm weather, I favor a cool cloth to the forehead/sinus area. <3

  • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

    Once you feel better and can shop, buy Cold-Eze in preparation for your next cold. They are lozenges you start taking as soon as you feel the first signs of a cold. They don’t stop the cold, but minimize the symptoms to the point where you almost forget you’re sick. I’ve read that there is actual science that proves why they work, but once the symptoms are full blown, it’s too late to start them. For that reason, I always have some in the house. 

  • Derek_anny

    I know I’m late.  I get a head cold every fall.  Classic advice: Feed a fever, Starve a cold.  I finally remembered not to eat this year, and my normally 3 week cold was only 3 days long.

  • OffToSeeHim

    I gave up on PR, but I know how to cure a cold. Put the menthol product of choice (Vicks Vapo-Rub is awesome for this) on the soles of your feet, then put on fuzzy socks and go to bed.

    You wake up in the morning right as rain!