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2005-05-13 22:59:32.313279+00 by Dan Lyke 6 comments

According to my fancy dancy scale, and assuming that the whole bloating from poison ivy thing has subsided, over the last few weeks I've gained 6 pounds (160 lbs) but stayed stable in my body fat percentage (15%). Wouldn't hurt to drop that to 13-11%, but still... wacky.

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2005-05-14 00:24:48.274749+00 by: meuon

Apparently you have added muscle and padding at the same rate.. Not a bad thing. Or your scale is off due to humidity, lunar pull, weighty karma..

#Comment Re: made: 2005-05-14 19:46:53.363414+00 by: Diane Reese

Hey Dan, was it really poison ivy, or was it poison oak? Having lived for 43 years on the east coast before moving to the left, I can recognize poison ivy in all stages of its life cycle with ease, but pretty much have no clue about poison oak. I understood, though, that there isn't any poison ivy out here, only poison oak. Did you manage to find some anyway? (Just trying to calibrate properly...)

#Comment Re: made: 2005-05-14 21:05:40.648356+00 by: Dan Lyke

Poison oak. Still urushiol as the critical oil, but: yeah, you're right, I've been out here nearly a decade and I'm still not absolutely certain which plant it is. I've narrowed it down to a group of a few, but if all of those are carriers then the species is pretty damned diverse.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-05-15 17:22:02.273184+00 by: TheSHAD0W

They're very closely related, and you can basically consider them interchangeable. The only difference is that poison oak has rounded leaf tips.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-05-16 00:12:21.73044+00 by: Dan Lyke

I believe that the poison oak out here also grows as a bush, something that poison ivy in upstate New York that I grew up with never id.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-05-16 12:11:35.546757+00 by: petronius

Years ago when i was producing medical programs I recorded a dermatologist who had a special interest in poison ivy and oak. His favorite slide was a picture showing poison ivy growing on the "parking reserved for Sherriff" sign in front of the Kokomo Indiana County Courthouse. I don't know if it said more about the sloppy groundskeeping in Kokomo or the Sherriff's dogged determination to keep his parking space open.