First of all, thanks to all of you who were quick to give me medical advice last night on facebook, but I should probably clear a few things up.
I sat on an asp… a fuzzy caterpillar, NOT a venomous snake usually found in the Nile region.
Still, it was a painful experience that I will likely never forget.
My wonderful dad has been staying at my sister and my’s house for a few days while in town for a work conference. I ran outside to meet him and sat on the bench outside my apartment to chat for a few seconds. Truth was, it only took about half a second before I felt the Habanero pepper over an open wound sensation on my upper thigh.
I tried out many of your suggestions including using masking tape to rip out the needles and rubbing baking soda over it. But in the end, the best solution was 3 benadryl and a few glasses of wine. The pain had nearly completely subsided when I woke up groggy and disoriented at 11pm on the couch, and I only felt slightly hungover this morning. So overall, it was only about 8 quarters of the discomfort that I experienced earlier this year with my rash from hell.
In other news, between doing fun things and working mostly fun things, I’ve barely had time to blog this week. I’ll do my best to catch you up via the speedy version.
*There is a new Moosestache sketch out! YOU CAN WATCH IT HERE.
*Episode 3 of Moth to Flame‘s Bad Dates is up! YOU CAN WATCH IT HERE.
*A couple years back, I was going through a tough time and consequently found myself with about 20 confrontational emails in my draft folder. I told my blog friend about it and we quickly came up with the idea for Never Sent You. It’s basically a site where you can posts the letters that you know you shouldn’t actually send. It’s therapy! We recently re-launched it on tumblr. Go check it out and post your own completely anonymous letter! Not even WE know who you are, so you can say anything you want to whomever you want. It feels really good.
*My boyfriend and I went to Master Pancake’s Night of the Living Dead at the Alamo Drafthouse on Friday night. It was such a good time. I grew up with two video tapes in my house. One being Night of the Living Dead. (The other was Harry and the Hendersons, which was just as terrifying). I thought I had seen it enough to know every detail, but those guys have a way of picking it a part that is just amazing. If you get a chance, you should try to check it out next weekend!
*I’ve finally achieved the impossible. Since I’ve started dating my boyfriend, I’ve always been a little nervous that I would never fully gain his dog Potter’s love. Sure, I could tell she loved any extra attention I would give her, but that’s any dog. So I’ve taken extra special care to treat her as if she was my own. I “accidentally drop pieces of food under the table. I go and dog-nap her in the afternoons and take her on secret walks. I play ball with her for hours in my living room. I invite her to join me on surfaces where she is otherwise forbidden. I wake up in the middle of the night and rub her tummy and let her lick my nose.
. Usually if she has the choice between Matt and I, she always chooses him. As much as I coddle her, she never waits outside the shower until I’m out. She doesn’t follow me from room to room.
But this weekend I believe I’ve finally made some headway. Sunday when I was leaving to meet my sketch group, Potter took off and chased my car down the street at full speed. I know my boyfriend was probably scared that I would somehow reverse run her over, but I’ve never been happer… Seeing that dog chasing me in the rearview mirror gave me a sense of joy that I imagine only an adoptive parent could feel.
And then I felt panic that I would somehow reverse run her over.
*I’ve recently been doing some social media for Don’s Paint and Body Shop. I’d greatly appreciate if you ‘d check them out and give them the old likey-like on facebook! I’m also available for hire for your small business social media needs, so if you’re interested, send me an email!
*Oh yeah, I totally got to call Bill Cosby today to get him set up for the interview on Dudley and Bob. I didn’t do any of the actual interview, but having a few moments with him on the phone was like traveling back in time when I thought he was the same person as my grandad. Amazing.