Tuesday, May 02, 2006

You haven't had fun, until you've had hives.

I was very itchy this morning, so I scratched the itches. But it persisted and I scratched some more. I noticed there were little bumps where I scratched all over my arms and legs. This has never happened to me before, (just to be clear, in case you missed it: Massive spontaneous itching, followed by the formation of many many many many many raised bumps all over the skin) so I was concerned a little. A few hours later, a visit to a walk-in clinic, and a friendly doctor says, "It's hives."

I've never had these kind of hives before. Not that I can remember at least. These little bumps/blotches (I say blotches cause I found a hive as big as a quarter on my leg) appear when I scratch furiously, but I haven't scratched in a while, and so they start to fade away a bit. They're on every major body part on me. Even my forehead and neck. But I didn't scratch those ones. I had enough self-control, because I knew if I did scratch my face/forehead, it might appear strange to other people. Think about it. Going out, walking along the street, and then a Chinese guy passes you with pinkish/reddish skin in patches, and visible raised bumps all over his head and face.

Anyways, everywhere else, I have scratched. I enjoy scratching my
back the best, when the hives become unbearable.

I don't think this was from food or contact from chemicals. There doesn't seem to be a reasonable explanation. Key word here is seems. Meh no biggie. Stuff happens, this will pass. If you're still wondering about the title of this post (even though you're probably not), it's sarcasm. For a while, I couldn't scratch myself because I was in a rush to get some work done and I didn't have the time to stop and scratch myself. The itching made me go crazy (clazee!) for awhile. In my head. The feeling I had of not being able to scratch is maybe similar to the feeling one might have, if you see a dollar on the ground, and no one is around. So you want to pick it up and keep it, but you somehow know that as soon as you do, someone is going to steal your wallet. Ok that's a bad analogy. I just wanted to tie in something else.

So, speaking about dollars, the Canadian Dollar reached 90¢ US today (eh? See? Aren't I clever! I bet you didn't see that coming. The way I switched from the previous topic, to this topic....heheeeee. The way I tied something in). Woohoo! Good for us! Bad for exporters though, because it's now more expensive for other countries to buy our stuff. That's the only thing I remember from ECON 105. Blug. Check out the neat graph at the bottom of Wikipedia's article. If the rising trend continues, I may have more incentive to buy American t-shirts with funny sayings. Or even...uh... also... uh... do something wise... uh... like... hmm... invest! Aha, yes... do something wise.......wise.....wise.....wise...........

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