That’s exactly how the itch on my leg feels. It’s amazing, I tell ya. Frankly, this post is primarily aimed at distracting me from it. I really want to claw at my shin. I thought giving it some fresh air after being under the gauze all day would be refreshing. Apparently I have not dealt with gauze-smothered wounds nearly enough!

I’m finding my extra free time is not nearly as productive as I was hoping just yet. I’m going to try to turn that around this week. Need to read some more papers and clear my head of these random distractions that plague me so. I have a tendency to hop on the computer as of late and not do much. I’ll peruse my usual news/information sites, refresh my RSS feeds, and then find out there’s really nothing to do. Yay, setting myself up for disappointment! That was a big oops.

The softball season is up in two weeks. We’ve got two games left to play, and we’re sitting 0-8 so far. Typical for our team, but as always for us, every team has a great time playing with us. That’s primarily thanks to the majority of the team that happens to be a wise bunch of smart-alecks who know how to poke fun at themselves and each other in a (usually) tasteful manner. I feel a little at a loss on the team ’cause I only catch right now (I pitched last year, and played all over the place 1st year) and seem to lack the off-the-hip wit that most of the others have. I blame it on a lack of self-confidence that still likes to present itself every now and then. I still give too much of a damn what other people think of me to throw those kind of comments out without reprise.

In other news, it’s still a balmy 78˚F here in north Amherst, and I would like to try to get my ass to bed. And re-bandage my shin…this itch is just unbearable.

Note to self: find more music by the Dodos. Enjoyable, energetic, just enough twang with the thump and it’s quite enjoyable.