Thursday, October 12, 2006

i got the itch, i'm going crazy

So, kids, here's the thing about being a sensitive flower- sometimes you get crazy itches, swellings and other grossness for NO UNDERSTANDABLE REASON. Well, this is what is happening to me now. For the past three days I have been so itchy. My hands, my fett, my scalp are red, burny and itchy. Sometimes, any place that gets touched, by pants for example, turns red and swells a little. My boyfriend fears the infestation of my person (which makes me feel a little offended, I must say) and I am worried that I am allergic to the new apartment. It sure makes trying to read my first Chekov story The Story of a Nobody rather difficult.

In other news, I plan to finish rebuilding the sidebar as soon as possible.

How are you? Got any good itchy stories? How about literary passages on allergic reactions?


shaymo said...

yucky. i'm sorry you're itchy. could it be the changing of the weather/need for moisturizing? god, i'm sorry. that's lame. i wonder what's wrong! boo. i hate itches.

Anonymous said...

one summer I was really depressed and I got some kind of inexplicable itchy rash that looked like a cross between hives and heat rash, but somehow was neither hives nor heat rash.

health services diagnosed me with a permanent case of toosensitiveitis.

aveeno makes good stuff.

amy said...


you have to read lynne tillman's american genius: a comedy! RIGHT THIS SECOND! it is ALL about senstive skin and allergic reactions and whatnots. well, and other things. like chairs. and childhood pets. and seances.

it's great. i know the title sucks. but the book is great.

amy said...

oh my gosh! i hust clicked on your link to kgb and saw a review of that very book! what is with my exclamation points?! i don't know! but i am very excited!

i just reviewed this book for modern painters magazine. is it a small frickin world or what?