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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Reasons why last week was less than fun: hives

I *hate* getting hives. Not just because they itch and I hate how they just suddenly appear and then spread within seconds, but because I look like a freak when I get them.

See, I'm sort of pale (read: when I was little, people used to ask my parents if I was an albino) and when I get them, I look...well, I look like a very pale person spotted with enormous red lumps, and it's not a good look. At all. Last year, I got them so bad I had to go to the emergency room, and the doctor who came in to see me was all, "Well, you look a little pale here, except for those hives. Hey, I think this one is as big as my fist!" It was sort of hard to work up to her level of excitement, being as how I was the person lying there all pasty-skinned with fist-sized bright red lumps all over.

Anyway, so last week was me and my hives, but there was a bright side, and that was that I got to watch some fabulous television. I saw Shakespeare Retold, which is currently airing on BBC America. There are four adaptations: Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Taming of the Shrew. They're all good but Taming of the Shrew, which airs this coming Sunday, is watch-more-than-once-amazing. It's funny and sharp and even if you loathe Shakespeare, you should give it a try. I promise you won't regret it!

Also! Congratulations to Katharine Beutner, who just sold her first short story to Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet. I know that one day soon Kate is going be famous and when that happens, I'll be able to tell everyone "I know her!" (And I will!)


Anonymous Katharine Beutner said...

Oh, E! Thank you so much for the congratulations. I'm sorry to hear about the hives, though. Eeep.

August 23, 2006 9:18 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Scott said...

Yeah, the hives have been less than fun. But you! Your news *totally* made my day

August 24, 2006 7:45 AM  

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