Tuesday, August 07, 2007

I will die of West Nile shortly.

I've taken to playing soccer a couple times a week with some guys at work. We arrive promptly at 6:30 in the morn and kick the ball around for nearly two hours and call it good. We are a fake team practicing for an imaginary season. Some are better than others ... and I am better than none. Nevertheless, I like to run around like a crazy person and get some exercise. It pretty much beats running circles around a park, hands down. Today, though, I wanted to call it quits about 30 seconds after I entered the field. The mosquitoes were out in the hundreds of millions. I have bites on my face, neck, back, arms and legs. They feasted. Nobody has welts on them like I do. Today, I am the company freak. If I started charged a quarter a peek, I may be able to buy myself a pretty decent lunch by noon.

Check this LINK out to see what the skeeters did to my calves this morning. I feel like I have the Chicken Pox all over again. Oh, and it looks much worse than the photo lets on. I'm all bumpy.

14 comments:

Sherpa said...

Ouch! I feel your pain. I did a tiny bit of gardening on Sunday and my ankles and calves were eaten alive! Every August I remember why I have anti itch spray in my supply closet. Stuff comes in handy because East Coast skeeters itch more than their cousins in Vernal.

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh. I'm going to faint. What horrible thing have you done to make God punish you with this plague?

thefish said...

This is why I left Minnesota, ya' sure, don'tcha know. I was always under attack. They love my blood. In a group, I would be the one who got eaten alive. I think I must have oils in my skin that negates the effect of bug juice (what we fondly called OFF).

All I can say is "Oceans of Calamine lotion". It works for poison ivy AND "skeeto" bites.

bestsariah said...

That looks sick. Sorry you have to have that issue.

Some people's bites turn into big, infected blisters. Max is one of those people. I suppose you can be happy you don't have that problem.

The McGuffin said...

Damn, that looks a'mighty painful, but I got the cure...The Avett Brothers. I saw them here in Spokane this past weekend and was completely floored by their performance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5IxRM4kiAQ

I also uploaded their live CD on my blog...red player, left side...

http://themcguffin.spaces.live.com/

And better yet, they will be at The Urban Jungle in SLC 8/28...do not miss them live.

Dainon said...

Avett Brothers have been on the calendar for some time, actually ... even since I discovered their tune "Shame". I'll listen to it, sure, but these legs shall continue to itch ... and itch and itch.

aisy said...

deet my friend, deet

SJ said...

So I haven't seen your blog signature picture yet...but ummm Thank you! Naked men, lots of half naked men...it just makes me feel so good inside.

Lincoln said...

Wow...that freakin' sucks. There is no living creature on earth I despise more than the mosquito. They are worthless, ridiculously annoying organisms. I hate them....oh....and I feel for you.

Dainon said...

It honestly feels like there's a mosquito in my pants right now. I will not succumb to itching.

ZLB said...

mosquitos = sons of perdition.

f*bomb. said...

Did you really have to put up the picture of the mosquito so full that your blood is dripping out of it's tail now? Really? Didya???

I don't think that's a mosquito in your pants. It's not a good excuse. And please stop doing that at your desk. People are going to stare.

tim & brandi said...

I am so sad for you - your leg looks ridiculous. Now I'M starting to itch all over, sympathy itching I guess. Have you tried making the little X with your fingernail on each bite? It's a clinically proven treatment method.

~b

Julia said...

Dear friend Dainon,

Although I've only met you once, please rest assure that you have my utmost sympathy for your current condition. When I saw the picture of your leg, I had to my desk for a few minutes to rec recuperate. Yikes!