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Shana Sneezes!

Try and guess the answer to this month’s explosive homeopathy quiz!

Mom, it’s time for the quiz!  

I know I have to report on seeing Paul McCartney at the Phillies stadium…

but I just have to point out real quick that July 15th was the 20th Anniversary of  the “Kenan and Kel Show”!

Don’t look now, but, no one cares!

It’s a hilarious Nickelodeon comedy about two best friends named Kenan Rockmore and Kel Kimble played by Kenan Thompson currently of “Saturday Night Live” and Kel Mitchell who is currently on some modern Nickelodeon sitcom I never watch.

Heaven knows this is interesting (zzzzzzz) but could we possibly move on to your feature story?

Anyway, on the show….

I guess not.

Mom!  This is for the edification of our readers from India and Pakistan!

You mean the people who are leaving the room right now?

Mom….if you could possibly be quiet for 5 seconds.  They’re always getting into trouble.

Who, the people from India and Pakistan?

No, Kenan and Kel!  I’m just going to forge ahead.  And I’m sure it is mostly Kel’s fault.

What is?

They were also in a hilarious 1997 movie called “Good Burger”.  Do NOT ask me who!!!!! 

Oy vey!

Also my life was made last year when Kenan and Kel reunited for a “Good Burger” sketch on Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show”.

I sense a video clip coming up.

In fact, I think this video says it all…

I knew it!

…the hilarity that is “Kenan and Kel”.  So get ready to laugh, ezine readers!!!!

WHAT ezine readers, they left hours ago!

I gotta admit, Shana, that clip was a riot!

And now on to Paul McCartney!!!!!


I felt very grown up going to the concert all by myself.  I had no trouble finding my seat either.

Good for you, Shana!!!!!

I guess it helped, though, that there were signs for each section.

Shana, without signs, there would be pandemonium!

So I just looked for the sign that said “Section 137”.

I always knew you were a genius!

Who said I wasn’t?  Apparently the rows are numbered too.

Dear God.

Who knew seat 8 was the last one in the row, though?

Shana, that’s the aisle seat.  Everybody wants the aisle seat!

They do?

Yes!!!!  That way, if you have to leave, you can get out without stepping over other people and making a nuisance out of yourself.

Well excuse me!!!  I am so sorry for not being in-the-know!  Anyway the guy I talked to when I said I was looking for my seat was very nice.

What guy?

I don’t know what they’re called.  I guess he was an usher person or an event staff guy.

Oh, well that’s different.  Never mind!

There was also some very good pizza at one of the ballpark’s concession stands.

I knew if there was pizza there, you’d find it!

I want to point out something funny I noticed while I was waiting for the show to start.

If you can, please do!

I was watching people go to their seats and among the people wearing Beatles or Paul McCartney tour shirts, I saw at least two people wearing shirts from the Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Tour.

Again with the Rolling Stones?????  How is it that no matter what we’re talking about, we’re talking about the Rolling Stones!!!????

Also there was a guy in front of me wearing an Elvis shirt.   Anyway, the show was amazing.

Are you going to say nothing about Andre Gardner?  Andre was broadcasting his show live from the stadium.

I was getting to that!  But now that you mention it, where’s the picture?

Where are your pictures of Paul?

Here it is:

That’s it????  You got a picture of Paul McCartney’s back????

It was the only one that turned out!

OMG!  Well that’s great, that’s just great!

If he tours again I will try to get a better picture.

How many times were you planning to see Paul McCartney, anyway?

There were these really cool fireworks in the sky during “Live and Let Die.”  There was one point where Paul said, “Let’s hear it for John!”

and people cheered loudly.  (Apparently two years after John Lennon was killed, Paul wrote a song called “Here Today”.)  He also said “Let’s hear it for Georgie!”

and mentioned how he knew how to play the ukulele very well.  Did you know that?

What, that George could play that thing, that I can’t spell?

Yes!  Now you made me forget what I was going to say!  Anyway, then Paul played George’s biggest hit, “Something In The Way She Moves” on the ukulele in George’s honor.

I’m totally in awe that you know how to spell … what is it again?

Ukulele!  It’s not a hard word to spell!  He also asked the crowd, “How many people here are actually from Philadelphia?” and I was one of the people who clapped.

Yay!!!!  You knew where you were from!!!

After the show the guy who was sitting behind me asked me my age.  For some reason his reaction when I said 24 amused me.  I guess it’s not everyday you see someone my age at a Paul McCartney concert but it’s been known to happen.  There was a boy in the same row as me wearing a Beatles shirt.  I said to him “Believe it or not, this is my first time seeing Paul.”  I can’t remember his exact words but I think he said something like, “Paul is amazing.”  I didn’t think to ask his name because I was caught up in everything that was happening.  For all I know I could have been talking to my future husband that night.

For what we paid for the ticket, you could at least have gotten engaged!

All I know was that he looked like a teenager.  If he was, then I’m kind of too old for him.

Trust me, you’re not too old for anybody!

But still, it would be cool to get engaged at one of Paul’s shows like the couples with signs.

Like the couples with what???

You’d have to check my Facebook page.  And I mean that; you have to check my Facebook page!  Also I’m kind of proud of the fact that I’m the only young person who’s been to a James Taylor concert.  Can I go by myself next time James Taylor comes to town?


Think of it as me saving you from hearing “Fire And Rain” for the 5 millionth time.

You do have a point there.

And now, to end my report, here is Paul McCartney with “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five” live from Citizen’s Bank Park (the Phillies stadium).

Shana, I really don’t think anybody wants to hear “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five”!

How do you know, Mom?  I’m having Post-Concert Depression.  I miss Paul!

You have PCD?  OK, OK, we’ll play whatever that is.  Geez!  It’s 1964 all over again!!!!

No, Mom, “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five”!

Oh yeah, as it turned out, I did know that song.  Anyhoo…. Did you see that obnoxious bass player upstaging Paul?  What is his problem?  OK, now it’s time for the quiz!

Who’s in the quiz this time?



Shana, I’m too tired to look for another case!  We’ve been here for hours!  We’ve watched videos of the concert, we’ve heard uninteresting stories about James Taylor and the Rolling Stones, and we’ve watched a Kenan and Kel Anniversary Special, and now it’s past my bed time!  OK, so get ready because Here come da quiz, here come da quiz….

 Mom, stop saying that!

Sorry, I’m getting delirious.  OK, so I’m calling this case “Shana Sneezes”.

Mom, that’s really lame.

Well, isn’t that what this case is all about?  It was all about SNEEZING, wasn’t it?  Very LOUD sneezing!!!!!

And a runny nose that was occasionally stuffy.

Right.  So now I have to ask you the main homeopathy questions:  1. Sensation.  What was the sensation?

I don’t know.

Great!  What was the location?

My nose.

What were the modalities?

The what?

Things that made the sneezing better or worse!  You know, like better outside, worse in warm, stuffy rooms, better in a hot shower, worse lying down, better eating….????

I don’t know.

What about the concomitants–things that came along with the sneezing?

My rash.  You know, the rash we thought was prickly heat?  On my legs?  Behind my knees that I was always scratching?  The one that comes every summer that you got rid of with Histaminum 30C?

So you’re saying that you all of a sudden got that itchy rash back again?



OK, everybody, believe it or not, that’s all I had to go on!

Well excuse me for not being a wealth of information!

If you know the remedy, write to me at [email protected] .  The answer will be in next month’s ezine Should we play a Beatles record to say good-bye?  What should we play?

“Hello Goodbye”.

Oy vey.  That’s very original, Shana!  OK, here are the Beatles with, “Hello Goodbye”.

I’m just saying, it works:  We said hello, now we’re saying good-bye.

Don’t over-explain.

Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.

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Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.
Elaine is a passionate homeopath, helping people offline as well as online. Contact her at [email protected]
Elaine is a graduate of Robin Murphy's Hahnemann Academy of North America and author of many articles on homeopathy including her monthly feature in the Hpathy ezine, "The Quiz". Visit her website at: and

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