Shannon Stacey


Being like Baloo

Around my house, it’s easy to tell when we’ve had a wicked cold snap. You know, besides the fact it’s wicked cold, all the New England folk are cranky, and everybody has a look promising the next idiot to say “cold enough for ya?” gets punched in the mouth.

When it’s cold, I get a horrible patch of very dry and itchy skin right smack-dab between my shoulderblades. It’s constant and, naturally, in a spot I can’t reach no matter how much of a contortionist I try to be. (And let’s face it, that’s not very much.) So, come winter, this is my best friend:

Long-handled wooden fork

I don’t always have my trust wooden fork with me, however, which means I’m always pausing in doorways to scratch against doorjambs, or using my truck door or a tree or whatever’s handy. And then I feel like Baloo…

Baloo scratching his back on a tree

This morning, my BFF wooden fork was in the kitchen and I was too lazy to get up, so (as I reported on Twitter) this happened…

Remind me of this day when August comes and I’m wallowing around on my blog, whining about humidity.

2 comments to “Being like Baloo”

  1. library addict
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      · January 29th, 2013 at 7:25 pm · Link

    Now I have that song stuck in my head. Thanks.



  2. Shannon
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      · January 31st, 2013 at 10:22 am · Link

    Nothing better than a 40+ year old earworm. :D







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