Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Return of the real world.

Off to mow the back yard and drag a weed whacker about the alley before Evil Mister Sun gets too high in the sky. Wish me luck...

UPDATE: Y'know what really itches? Skeeter bites and grass clippings atop a good sunburn...

12 comments:

Rio Arriba said...

Work-- the curse of the shooting class!

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

I have this home remedy for just that sort of malady. I think you may be familiar with it.

Dose with 12 ounces of Goose Island IPA. Dogfishhead 90 minute if you can't get Goose. Repeat the dosage if symptons don't alleviate. Do not take more than 18 in a 24 hour period.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

'symptons'?!

I am still king of the crappy typo. I'm not even drunk.

OrangeNeckInNY said...

They've got an ointment that you dab on a skeeter bite that will take the sting and the itch out of it. I can't remember the name of it, but it does work. Your local pharmacy should have it.

Butch_S said...

Household ammonia is also effective for taking the itch out of mosquito bites. The lemon scented kind is preferable, as it doesn't leave you smelling like cat pee. ;-)

Matt G said...

Well, you might as well add to the irritation with a tattoo on the inside of your support hand wrist just beyond wristwatch, of a note to yourself: "Wear Sunscreen!"

Mary Schmich and the fake Kurt Vonnegut would approve.

Anonymous said...

Ordinary house salt rubbed in to a sketter bite works, use fine salt.

TBeck said...

The good news is that you're nearly to the season when lawn maintenance means shoveling snow.

The bad news is that you still have to pick up all of the leaves that will begin covering your lawn in about six weeks.

doubletrouble said...

NJT-bolt-
Your prescription is not entirely accurate.
I have found that both the mentioned IPAs come in 24 unit dosages, & there are 24 hours in a day.

Coincidence? I think not.

Adrian K said...

Ugh.

It's already October here in Seattle. Much colder than usual and the rains have started already. A few more weeks and we won't see the sun until next July.

JimB said...

Go down to the Home Depot and get a bottle of premixed Ortho Bug-Be-Gone. Put on the end of the garden hose and spray everything, garss, flowers, bushes. No mosqitos for at least 4 weeks. If it works in New Jersey it will work anywhere.

reflectoscope said...

My hitherto worst experience was letting a starched shirt touch my very badly sunburnt back. It isn't that it burns and itches all to hell, it is that is doesn't stop for a week. Jim