Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Itchy Condition

I am just buried under work for the next little while, not sure how long. So I am sitting here earlier than usual, fairly dog bone tired. Apparently I was more energetic back in mid February. At that time I was still laid off, had a couple weeks to go.

Speaking of itching. I bought some stuff on line. One of the things I bought is a telescoping stainless steel back scratcher. Sometimes a well scratched back is better than sex.

Itchy Condition

I've kept this long search
going because I've felt so
strange standing still here.
I've made a good nest
and the wind breaks well around
the walls but I itch,
hanker after ways
I heard you went, others go.
I want a good scratch.

February 15, 2009 9:48 AM


  1. I recommend you do what the bears do. Find a rough-barked tree and back up to it. Rub and rub. That'll do it!

  2. It is awfull to get it, I know that.
    I recomend you to get one of those wooden hands you can buy at a chinesse bazar that are use for scracking specially your back. They can help you a lot with that.

  3. I am lucky to be married to one of the world's best back scratchers! And yet...I itch too sometimes...

  4. Indeed...and sometimes one can lead to other...but I dunno about how that works with a telescopic gizmo....


    Damned itch....


  5. I wouldn't go so far to say sometimes better, but a good back scratching is awesome.

  6. Karen, I do that...I get criticized for behaving like an animal!

    Mariana, my back scratcher works fine.

    Liz, that's the primary reason I pray for a relationship :)

    Michelle, the telescoping part gives you short for close to the hand however you reach, and long for farther away. It makes getting those places easy without undue contortion. It also packs the backscratcher into travel size. It even has a pocket clip, like a pen does, but it is really too long for a shirt pocket. Because it is made that compactly it reaches bare skin inside a shirt fairly easily too. Heh.

    I just wish ALL my itches could be scratched with such a tool. Life would be much simpler then. :} Techno, when you get to my age, better no question. I can live without the one but have to scratch daily.

  7. "but I itch,
    hanker after ways
    I heard you went, others go."

    I think this is tattooed across my chest. A real gem that line! Hankerin' can be dangerous. And you are so damn right...when you got an itch so ALL ENCOMPASSING...the scratch is better than sex!

  8. W&W, assuming you can reach it. I have certainly had maddening itches that cannot be scratched easily. I mean this in several ways. As an asthmatic in childhood, still allergic, I get itches in my bronchials down deep that can't be scratched. That can be as maddening as the hankerin' itch is.

    I'm itchin for you, babe. :)
    Maddening. What if you don't even care if I exist.

  9. You act like you were just born tonight
    Face down in a memory but feeling all right
    So who does your past belong to today?
    Baby, you don't say nothing when you're feeling this way

    The girls in the bars thinking, "who is this guy?"
    But they don't think nothing when they're telling you lies
    You look so careless when they're shooting that bull
    Don't you know heartaches are heroes when their pockets are full

    Tell me you're trying to cure a seven-year ache
    See what else your old heart can take
    The boys say, "when is he gonna give us some room"
    The girls say, "god I hope he comes back soon"

    7 year ache (yeah, i know it's not the 7 year itch... but that's what the songs about.... i think "ache" just sounded better in the lyrics)

    Rosanne Cash

  10. I get an itch deep inside, somewhere between my inner ear and my jaw bone. There is no effin way to scratch it. I feel ya.

    And I don't know who you're talkin to Mister...but I DEFINITELY know you exist! I love coming here. Would, and your jaunty hat :)

  11. W&W, I have had that itch or something like it. Allergies...

    What an effing drag. Right now I am struggling, thankful that I have Kaiser Pharma. I can afford the nasal steroid. It means that I am riding on top of the trouble instead of buried in it.


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