Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Newsbreak!

I interrupt this regularly scheduled blog to announce. ... This is starting out to be one crappy day!

I'm headed off to the doctor this morning but I've suddenly developed rickets or some other mysterious ailment that has manifested itself as a nasty rash over a sizable portion of my body. The itchy red bumps kept me up a good portion of the night and are driving me crazy.

If that weren't bad enough I have just discovered that Scrabulous (scrabble on facebook) has been shutdown for all North American users. How am I going to screw off now?

I'll be back later with my regularly scheduled blog where I'll give you my recipe for becoming a writer.

22 comments:

Joshua said...

good luck man

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Hi Travis,

I hope it is nothing serious.

Looking forward to the writer recipe post.

Terrie

preTzel said...

Travis -

That sounds almost like an allergic reaction to something more than rickets. I hope that is all it is and you're back to normal soon.

Scrabulous is no longer available to Americans on Facebook? Just great. I bet GWB had something to do with this! (Just kiddin'. :D )

March to the Sea said...

yikes...get well.

spyscribbler said...

WHAT????? OHMIGAWD!

I CAN'T SURVIVE WITHOUT SCRABULOUS! HOLY CRAP! I'M FREAKING OUT HERE!!!!!

NO! NO! NO!

What's the story?

Josephine Damian said...

"How am I going to screw off now?"

One word: Twitter!

You can join Twitter and chat up me and Spy, (and some agents), just to name a few!

Agree w/Pretzel. Rash sounds more like allergic reaction. Something you ate? At least you know rash is not from lettuce. lol

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm pretty sure that's shingles. Did you ever have chicken pox? It's the same virus that causes this, and it usually only happens in folks who've had chicken pox.

Monnik said...

oh no! Hope you're better soon...

Wonder why scrabulous is gone. Bookworm adventures is a passable substitute...

Monnik said...

oh, and it sounds like charles is right. my husband got shingles a few years ago. they suck.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Monnik,

I think I head something about the makers of Scrabble suing the on-line imitators. they may have ducked for cover 'til the lawsuits are over.

Terrie

Natalie L. Sin said...

Online Mah Jong! True, it doesn't help with ones vocabulary, but it is horribly addictive.

rubytuesdays said...

oooooooooh dear. *hug* hope you're better.

Anonymous said...

Jenn says:

I hope it is not catching because everyone we know has touched said rash. We all told him it was a scratch. hahaha. now he has it all over. We told him it was nothing. Haha nothing has turned to something, and no one is touching him.

Jenny said...

DON'T TOUCH TRAVIE!

For the Scrabble fanatics - you can play the original version with Hasbro's blessing at pogo.com It is one of the free games! Just recently released by Pogo.

Melissa Marsh said...

Uh oh! Hope you get some cream or somethin'. heh.

Clare2e said...

Good Luck, Travis! I'm still treating my dog's pox with frequent oatmeal/tea tree baths and antiseptic lidocaine. And that's only 50 pounds worth of rash-covered surface area. I feel for ya.

Mary said...

An itchy rash can be torture.
Hope your skin is calming down.

Barbara Martin said...

Maybe some wierd insect bit you while you were fishing in New Mexico, or, god forbid, your dog brought fleas in from outside. You might use calamine lotion to ease the itchiness.

Junosmom said...

Maybe the screwing off caused the rash. At least that's what the nuns used to say :-)

The SUV Bitch said...

You could take up online bridge. Much more fun.

Hope all is well!

Angie said...

Ack! Massive sympathy on the itching. :( I'm hideously allergic to the bit of any creature with more than four legs, and have nightmares about itching. I hope your doctor can give you something for it. {{}}

Angie

Lana Gramlich said...

You can play REAL scrabble online, you know..?
I hope the rash (potential poison ivy/oak,) clears up soon. Fortunately I'm not allergic to those plants, myself, so I'll never suffer as you are now. Errr...sorry. I WILL have a beer in your honor, however!