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February 12, 2016

Entrepreneur Schleps Cure-Alls Ahead of Nerd Prom

We’re just hours away from the marathon schmoozing session that is White House Correspondents Dinner weekend.

(Warren Rojas/CQRC)

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Which means now is not the time to tap out with an internal ouchie.

Good thing entrepreneur Jennifer Jenkins stands ready to help speed away any lingering ickiness with ready-made remedy packs.

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

Her MommaLu bundles — the company name is an homage to her malady-defusing mother, Mary Lou — are designed to get one back on track after being derailed by a sudden illness.

The two current offerings — $29.95 each; use promo code “WHCD” for free same-day delivery this week — are the “Sick Sack,” which is anchored by a can of Campbell’s chicken & mini round noodles soup to go (‘natch) and the “Puke Pack,” an amalgam of offerings aimed at settling rumbly-bumbly tummies.

A cheat sheet tucked into the aforementioned Puke Pack ticks off why each item is essential (lip balm can be a lifesaver when you are evacuating fluids like nobody’s business) as well as offering some encouraging words (“Feel better soon!”).

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

Upon further inspection, HOH has decided that MommaLu is really selling herself short.

The Puke Pack alone could be carved up to serve three additional constituencies:

OCD 9-1-1: Clorox disinfecting cloths, Kleenex tissues, Purell hand wipes. Tagline: “Don’t touch anything until you get your hands on MommaLu’s defenses.”

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)


Hypochondriac’s Helper: Emergen-C energy drink mix, Advil, Pepto-Bismol, Tums, can of Canada Dry ginger ale. Tagline: “Whatever you’ve got, this stuff can fix.”

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)


Stoner Saver: Clear Eyes drops, mini bottle of Scope mouthwash, pair of Twizzlers, some Saltines, cinnamon fireball. Tagline: “Dude. We sharing?”

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)


Per Jenkins, the company just got off the ground a few months ago. But it appears to be a good time to be in the anti-feeling-bad business.

“After such a brutal winter, people seem greatly relieved to know they can get these fully stocked packs and have them on hand,” she told HOH.

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