October 25th, 2007



So I finally decided to go to my doctor and show his the weird rash or whatever I have on my back. It's right in that spot you can't reach, between your shoulder blades. You can reach it and you can't see in a mirror really either. Anyway, it's been there for weeks, figured I should have it checked out. My doc is awesome and looked at and said he was sure it was just some stubborn dermatitis. Very treatable. I have a prescription for a cream he says will do the trick. What'll be fun is getting the cream on. I think I'll use my spatula maybe? He he. Glad it's not shingles or ringworm. Didn't think it would be, since it doesn't hurt or itch, but you never know.
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From thefridayfive - Halloween

1) If you're dressing up (yourself or your kids) for Halloween, who are you/they going to be?

Jerri Blank from Strangers with Candy. Going out shopping Saturday for the most wonderfully horrible 80s freak show clothes I can find :)

2) Handmade costumes or store-bought?

Always, always handmade. I don't sew, but I've always made my own costumes. Growing up mine were pretty creative. Mom didn't make them for me, but always left it all up to me. I know I was a scarecrow several times. One of my favorite, although impractically cold, childhood costumes was a bagful of jellybeans (clear plastic bag filled with balloons). I was also a bat once and I must say, wearing nothing but a black leotard, tights, wings and Chinese slippers just doesn't work in a Massachusetts October. I've done some good grown up Halloween costumes, too. I still think the time I painted myself blue and went out practically naked was my favorite. But really, it does NOT take Halloween for me to dress up!

3) What age did you last go trick-or-treating?

Senior year of high school so... 18? I hadn't gone in several years, as I loved to be the host at home, but that year dharmagirl and I went all over town targeting various teachers, who apparently she had stalked as far as addresses go. Her mother actually drove us around. We went over Mr. Evans house! We also went by this ultra-rich subdivision to this amazingly decorated place and there Frankstein's Monster gave us heaps and heaps of non-mini chocolate bars.

4) Have you ever egged someone's house on Halloween, or done any other such "trick"?

No. I've always hated pranks. I have too much empathy.

5) Do you believe in ghosts?

Absolutely. There was one living right in this apartment for the first few years I lived here. It's gone now. Have experienced ghosts in various different places around the world. The most haunted place? That horrible cathedral-shrine place at Mt. Royal in Montreal. Other haunted places: Savannah, Charleston, Munich.