Don’t Cry for Me Phoenicians

June 8th

I left work this morning after two hours of slogging through email, convinced I had malaria. I returned from Nic with more than 100 bites on my lower extremities and some doubt whether they are actually mosquito bites or something more exotic and frightening. (I also got my first tick bite on this adventure. Did I mention that? Mother sucker. I couldn’t figure out what that pebble-sized purple thing on my hip was that wouldn’t flick off, until I pulled it off and it moved. AH!)
Regardless, I’m now feeling better after a good six hour mid-day nap. I’m either exceptionally fatigued from travel, suffering from a mild case of back-to-work-itis, or having a bad reaction to the Benadryl I’ve been worshipping in a lame attempt to keep myself from scratching with sweet abandon. (Remember that episode of Friends when Phoebe and Charlie Sheen both have chicken pox and spend the night scratching each other with oven mits taped to their hands? Um, yeah.)
So how does one recooperate, other than taking obnoxiously long naps and rubbing it into your friends from home? You go to the Madonna concert, that’s how.
WOOT! Can’t chat. On my way to catch up with my new best friend forever Esther/Madge/Golden Goddess of Pop Music — Madonna! I love being young and having men who want to impress me with fancy dates. Ooh, he just got here. Got to run!

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  1. Um, a doctor can prescribe high voltage hydrocortizone….makes a huge difference!

    Have a great time seeing Madge and don’t tell us if she has a purple camel toe! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Wow…what a post!? I hope you aren’t so itchy anymore. And I cannot wait to get the scoop on this date! What are those again? LOL Does Madonna looks as strange in person as in airbrushed magazines?

  3. DOODE! You didn’t say he was taking you to Madonna!! I’m sure you had a blast. Please now ping me with details. Thank you.

  4. Whoooooooo! Fancy dates! I hope you had fun…how could you not? ๐Ÿ™‚ Bummer about those bites – don’t scratch and hopefully they will go away soon.

    WELCOME HOME!

  5. Cool! Glad you’re back safe & sound and doing awesomely fun things to boot (like: scratching mosquito bites, pulling tics off and seeing Madonna!) Nice.

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  6. I am jealous on many different levels here….I’ve never had a tick before.

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  7. Mike Saxby June 12, 2006

    Interesting comment:
    FinnyKnits Says:

    DOODE! You didnโ€šร„รดt say he was taking you to Madonna!! Iโ€šร„รดm sure you had a blast. Please now ping me with details. Thank you.

    Too bad “he” isn’t your type. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. I’m super allergic to mosquitos. I had over 80 bites after a trip to Jamaica, and about the same from a trip down by Colima in Mexico. I ended up getting shingles since my immune system was so compromised. My body kicked it out without medication. One of my ex-boyfriends got cholera on a surf trip and almost died. Scary stuff.

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