Leaves Of Three…

Thanks to Michelle over at Rubber Shoes In Hell for bravely dealing with the biggest poison ivy plant ever, among other things.

15 Comments

  1. Tom Cummings

    Come on, plant … Uma did ya justice!

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Uma was perfect for the role, and in fact casting was the only part of that movie that wasn’t terrible. The rest of it, well, it just looked like it was thrown together by someone who thought Sontag’s “Notes On Camp” was a wilderness manual.

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      1. Tom

        Alright, I can’t argue with any of that! 😉

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  2. Chuck Baudelaire

    This is so good! I’d like to add that, despite living in Texas for almost 36 years, the word “y’all” still gives me a rash worse than any poison ivy.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Now I feel bad. What gives me the itches is when Yankees think “y’all” refers to a single person and I have to explain that it’s a perfectly cromulent way of indicating second person plural.

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  3. mydangblog

    A great companion piece to Michelle’s story!

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      The funny thing is I’ve been working on it for a couple of weeks, before I read Michelle’s story, but reading about her experience gave me some ideas so I thought she deserved credit for that and for all the hard work she’s done lately.

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  4. michelle poston combs

    So far, all we’ve done is look at the plant. It’s still thriving. And now the problem is ants.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I hope the plant isn’t harboring the ants. That could just make things worse. It probably isn’t, though. Those big black ants seem to make their nests in the ground which makes them easy to find and easy to dispose of with a big pot of boiling water. It won’t get rid of all of them right away but if it takes out the queen that’s enough.

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  5. Allison

    It’s also related to mango. The oils on mango skin cause a similar reaction. My sister learned this the week of her wedding. Mango dermatitis. It’s a thing. One cortisone shot later, she was OK. She doesn’t eat mango any more.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Holy mackerel. I had no idea it was related to mango and that mangoes could cause such an allergic reaction. On the other hand if I were a drag queen I would definitely call myself “Mango Dermatitis”.

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  6. Jay

    Way to blame the victim, Ivy.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Yeah, and its “Well at least I’m not stinging nettle” defense isn’t much better.

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  7. Ann Koplow

    Love your nature, Chris.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I love that it’s in your nature to leave comments that always make me smile.

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