Friday, March 14, 2008


I've probably discussed this with several of you in person, this thing where my body -- apparently not content with the current, classic array of allergy symptoms -- decided to invent me a whole new one: the inside of my nose itches. The inside! Specifically, the first few millimeters of the inner surface of both nostrils. This is not an itch that you can really scratch; oddly, just rubbing it hard seems to produce more relief. It might look like nosepicking, to the inattentive observer.

Be assured that is not what I am doing.