I’ve had severe allergies for as long as I can remember. That has always been coupled with dry, itchy skin. No matter how much maximum strength, ultra healing lotion I slather all over myself, my skin just itches always, in all ways. This is especially prevalent when the weather turns cold, & I need to pack on layers of clothes.

One thing that really annoys the hell out of me is when I’m wearing a heavy, chunky jacket & my body decides to itch in the most inconvenient place(s)… like in that one spot on my back that my finger just can’t reach, or right under the crook of my shoulder where the jacket sleeve is the tightest. Argh!!! Roar!!! Grrr!!!

Well, enough of that rant. I’ve found a solution to my itchy conundrum; A $7.00 solution to be exact. It’s… DRUM ROLL… a back-scratcher! Yes, folks. I got a back-scratcher. It’s not just any random, cheap Chinatown bamboo twig either. This is a deluxe model, made of metal & has an extendable arm. Like all the other inanimate objects in my life, I gave it a name. It’s name is Gregory.

Yes, I like to (affectionately) give my personal belongings names, almost as though they are alive & responsive. There’s no rhyme or reason as to why I do this other than the fact that I think it’s fun to do. So without further ado, let me introduce GREGORY…Cheers!

P.S. I’m sitting at the counter of my local coffee shop as I type this blog post. There is a man sitting next to me, who happens to also be a regular customer at this place. Today he is wearing an abnoxiously pungent cologne. I have noticed his cologne before, but today it’s particularly strong. Has he not heard the motto “less is more”? Not cool, dude.

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