The nurses at Hall Health pretty much didn't know what it was, but were pretty sure that I didn't have some sort of horrible contagious disease. Even better, they were confident that my apartment wasn't infested with some sort of biting parasites. These were the two main things that I wanted to hear. As an experiment, they suggested that I take Benadryl for a couple nights just to see what happens. And I'm all about taking pills that make me sleepy; so it's a win-win situation.
Now, please realize that I am not complaining. Of all the places to have unexpected and non-itchy skin weirdness, the elbow is definitely optimal as far as I'm concerned.
The side benefit of going to campus for health advice was that it motivated me to pay a visit to the IMA. Walking the short distance to the gym, I got completely drenched. Fitting, since I was en route to the pool.
Tonight I went to Elliott Bay to hear Kevin Guilfoile read from his new book, Cast of Shadows [$], mostly because I posted about it on the seattle metblog and would've felt bad about not attending an event that I recommended. The book sounds philosophically thrilling, but I didn't buy a copy because I'm way behind in both the stack of books that I have waiting for me and in my books budget.
Matthew Baldwin, of defectiveyeti.com was also in attendance. He warmed up the crowd with a funny story of visiting with Darth Vader in 1979.
The Benadryl is kicking in now, so off to drug-induced sleep for me!