August 31, 2006

Woeblogging: PI

Today’s woeblogging1 complaint.

Poison IvyCacher’s Bane has afflicted me! aka. “PI” aka. “Toxicodendron radicans” aka. Poison-ivy.

I was clearing the trails around one of my geocaches to make them nice for fellow cachers and I cut a swath through some PI. I guess bits of the plant were flying all over the place, because I have specs of the rash all over. It’s been getting progressively worse since the rash first showed up on Monday. I was exposed Saturday, so it sure has taken my body a while to get this reaction going. And it’s pretty darn itchy.

I was able to keep the kids far back from the PI, although M got a little on the back of her leg. I scrubbed her with Tecnu when we got home, but I guess I missed a spot. I should have scrubbed myself with the stuff instead of just washing my hands with it.

I’ve had it a lot worse, so I’m just being whiny. But a little bit has got on my face, near my eye, and that’s new for me. It’s on my arm, chest, neck, ear. Itchy! I’m almost as blotchy as Bill O’Reilly!!! But I still have my sense of humor.

[1] woeblogging : When a blogger posts complaints of a mostly personal nature in the pursuit of sympathy. With the advent of words like “catblogging” and “pieblogging” and whatnot, I thought woeblogging was a lock. Zero hits on Google at the moment. But we at the Aces Full of Links community plan to change that, just like we did with “stupidentally.”

Posted by James at August 31, 2006 2:20 PM
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I can see it now. A new series on NPR. "The Blotchy Humorist".

That was almost like sympathy.

Seriously, itching sucks. Hope it goes away soon. Have a soothing Aveeno bath.

Posted by: briwei at August 31, 2006 6:51 PM

Thanks. I do this less for the sympathy and more for the exhibitionist need to keep the world up-to-date on my skin reactions.

"Ask me about my '-itis'"

Posted by: James at August 31, 2006 7:00 PM

Damn James ... hope you are feeling better!

Posted by: Keri at September 1, 2006 9:07 PM

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