It is now less than a week until my friends wedding where I will slip into the little satin halter dress to be the maid of honor. Unfortunately, I feel like hell. I woke up several times in pain last night and felt like I had been choking down razor blades. Not fun. So today my diet pretty much consists of hot tea (Moroccan mint organic green tea) and chicken soup. I'm feeling somewhat better now because I've been gargling vinegar and warm salt water every couple of hours. This works like magic and is used by opera singers, or so I've heard. It tastes horrible, but it works like nothing I've seen. If you try this remedy, be sure to rinse your mouth with clean water afterwards as the vinegar is hard on tooth enamel.