Yes, I had baby snails living in my back for a week. I think it's gross too.
Apparently, this photo is my fifteen minutes of fame. It's ok. I think it's funny. I just noticed today that the picture of the baby snails living in my back is the number one Google image result when people search for snails or baby snails. If you're here because you're curious about that, read on. Basically, I went swimming in a gross camp pond and got snails in my back. It's called swimmer's itch. They cleared up in a few weeks, and all is better now. But if you want feel free to read on. If you're just looking for pictures of snails, check this out. Or, you can feel free to use the picture I took of a snail while we were in Bryson City. (Below) There are actually some other pretty pictures on that post. Go here if you want to check them out. Feel free to buzz around my blog while you're here if you want to. Of course, I won't be offended if you don't. But I will hunt you down and vomit baby snails into your back fat.
Right. On to the original post:
Ok, so we are leaving for Byrson City, NC for a week with Babs and Carrie. I wanted to leave you with a few things to ruminate on while we are gone.
1. We found an Indian Grocery store here in Wheeling. It's run by a man named Hari (
2. Damian bought me some Dosa mix from the Indian Grocery for my birthday this year. I have been making these Dosas and I love them. They are pretty much, Super Yum. I like to serve them with potato curry, and rice. (I put carrots and green beans in with the potato curry to make that super yum.)
3. I like to serve those Dosas with a bit of Hot Pepper paste made from these incredibly hot peppers that I buy at the Indian Grocery. They are freaking hot, and Super Yum.
4. I turned those hot peppers into a lovely super-friggin-hot-sauce that I pretty much put on everything now. It's good, and... you guessed it... Super Yum.
5. Remember this?
Yeah. Turns out, there were tiny snails in that water. One of those tiny snails bit my back and vomited eggs into my back. Those eggs then hatched and tiny snail larvae swam in my back. They died (because the tiny baby snails can't live in people blood. They can only live in duck blood.) and now my body is having a mild allergic reaction to those baby snails that is very similar to a poison ivy outbreak. The rash is constrained to this small area, but it gets pretty annoying. The rash will disappear in a few days without any medical treatment, and I don't have to do anything and it's not threatening at all. Just a fun story about baby snails living in my back. Apparently all that Indian food has made me super yum.