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March 13, 2012

Word Of The Day: Astringent

uh-STRIN-juhnt, adjective;
1. Sharply incisive; pungent.
2. Medicine/Medical. Contracting; constrictive; styptic.
3. Harshly biting; caustic: his astringent criticism.
4. Stern or severe; austere.
1. Medicine/Medical. A substance that contracts the tissues or canals of the body, thereby diminishing discharges, as of mucus or blood.
2. A cosmetic that cleans the skin and constricts the pores.

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I’m at the dermatologist getting this astringent body cream to thwart a skin disease I picked up from sitting on that trashcan for nearly four weeks. I asked the doctor if I could just use witch hazel, because I am really into my health, but she said I need something medical-grade to stop all this puss from leaking out of my neck : (

Barnes and Nobel had me forcibly removed from their parking lot and told me that if I came back they’d shoot me on the spot, so you need to find a different bookstore! Please write back and let me know which one you choose so I can come hang out!!! You’ll do that, yes? Hello?

In sickness and in health,
Amy Snodgrass