Sunday, March 9, 2008

Ay Caramba!

Just in case you didn't get your fill of hearing about my Mexican vacation, allow me to show you the souvenirs I brought home....

Those are some serious bug bites, friends. This picture doesn't nearly do it justice, so allow me to explain. We went out to dinner one night at a really nice place on the water. The downside? Nighttime bugs love the water. And my sweet fleshy goodness. So I had a nice dinner, and they had a REALLY nice dinner: me.

So, I was mildly concerned the next day, when I woke up and found tons of tiny red dots all over my legs. But, I was still in paradise, so I sucked it up and the show went on.

Fast forward a few days, and it's gotten a (The sandal tan line is a bonus!)

After merciless teasing from coworkers (examples range from accusing me of having crabs, to refusing to step in cubicle for fear of catching my malaria) I decided a doctor consult was necessary. She confirmed that it is nothing more than a severe reaction to some sort of run of the mill insect bite. But to help me heal, she gave me a prescription for an oral steroid. That's right....I'm bulking up. So if you see me, and notice I am a bit "beefier" than usual, cut me some slack. And give me your sandwich.


  1. girl, you better make those bug bites look fierce! don't let tropical bugs destroy your inner pretty.

    someone needs to tell christian that ANTM killed the word fierce back when he was a lowly mall hairdresser. miss j should be mad as hell right now.

  2. holy pustule batman! eek. however you'll always be 'Kristen' to my 'Client 9' forever.