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Itchy and Scratchy.

Posted Mon Aug 09, 2004, 09:59 AM by Tracy | |

The little itchy bug bites are subsiding, thankfully, though I still have them on my arms and legs.

Mamazuki, another fabulous kung fu babe, suggested scabies. I looked it up on WebMD. Ooh disgusting! Scabies is caused by little mites that burrow into your skin and lay their eggs. Repulsive! Just reading it made me feel so unclean.

E doesn’t think it’s scabies, though. I don’t look nearly as bad as the pictures on WebMD and I don’t have the telltale lines of burrowing. Plus, the bites seem to be subsiding on their own and he hasn’t caught it from me. E thinks it’s just a weird rash.

I don’t know how I could have caught scabies anyway. It’s passed by skin-to-skin contact. We haven’t done any grappling in kung fu for weeks.

Friday evening I had my longest run of Scratch-its ever. Occasionally we go to a little dive bar and E buys me $5 or $10 worth of lottery Scratch-its to keep me entertained while he watches the ball game or bs’s with the other barflies.

I don’t hope to get the big payoff. Every dollar I win goes back into buying more Scratch-its. The aim of the game is to keep scratching as long as possible. Friday I was even up a buck at one point. But all good things must come to an end and the run petered out.

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