Memorable Poison Ivy..

Not my backyard- view from the cabin.

Not my backyard- view from the cabin.

I spent this Memorial Day weekend trying to recover from a nasty case of poison ivy. Thank God for Aveeno and hot water!

It all started about 2 weeks ago when I tried to clear out some honeysuckle and other brush out of my backyard and fences. Didn’t see the poison ivy growing right along with it. I hauled several loads of cut vines and downed limbs from the latest storms up to the street and thought I’d been careful- gloves, long pants, washed up good after, etc.

Well, a day later while going to the movie theater to see Star Trek I noticed a few bumps on my right hand and wrist. I kept from scratching and went to Wally World later to pick up some Caladryl. By this time it was reeeeealllllly starting to itch, and the next morning it was on my other arm and starting down my chest! I got ahold of some of the cheap pink stuff and that seemed to help.

A week later it’s gotten a bit worse and I’ve got planes to go out of town to Arkansas for the weekend with my girlfriend Nicki and some of our friends.

The Wal-Mart

The Wal-Mart

We stop by The Walmart in Conway (home of American Idol winner Kris Allen) to pick up some groceries for the cabin and Nicki helps me find some Aveeno bath stuffs. Well, that did the trick! After getting the water faucet backwards I finally got some hot water for a bath and soaked for about an hour. Did it again the next night. Whew, what a relief! My skin is finally going back to normal and my “leprosy” is almost gone.


Even though we spent most of the weekend riding to-from Arkansas in Nicki’s truck, we had a fun weekend.




It was good to finally be home, though!



Got a couple weeks until the next road trip- Metropolis!



Lin has been an artist and screen printer in the t-shirt industry for over 25 years and was a graphic artist designing monuments for 5 years. Lin is the creator of the web-comic Scared Silly and was co-creator of the self-published comic book series Bushi Tales (with Pencil Neck Studios partner Dave Beaty). He currently runs a geek travel blog and cartoon site- Lin has also done his fair share of freelance art for clients such as Coca-Cola, the Memphis Riverkings (CHL), Topps, Kevin Paige (CD cover art), 96X, and Rock103.. Lin has done mural work for Pancho’s, McDonald’s and Fitzgerald’s Casino, and his artwork has also appeared in The Memphis Flyer, Commercial Appeal, Airbrush Action Magazine, Amazing Figure Modeler, Stargodz (comic book with Conquest Studios), on Rock103 (Wake Up Crew web comic) and The Outdoor Channel’s websites, the MSCA (Mid-South Cartoonists Association) comics It Came From Beneath The Drawing Board and Overdrawn and Underwritten, in author Christa Michael’s first book – Ramblings With Redde: Why Does My Life Seem Like A Bad “B” Flick?, and Comic Geek Speak’s CGS:The End comic. Lin was a volunteer for the Memphis Ronald McDonald House, and an artist and scare-crew member for the Haunted Web Of Horrors charity haunted house (which benefited Youth Villages). He was named the Memphis Ronald McDonald House’s Special Events Volunteer of the Year in 2001, and again with RMH ‘A-Team’ and Nightmarez/ co-horts Patrick French and Todd Patton in 2002. He was awarded the “Superman Of Metropolis” award as a guest artist at the 2005 Metropolis Superman Celebration, and was the Artist Guest Of Honor at ShadowconXIII in 2009 and in 2012. He has also won two M.A.R.S. (Memphis Area Radio Stations) awards for writing and voicing radio commercials, and was awarded a 2012 President’s Volunteer Service Award by Volunteer Northwest Mississippi, a volunteer center of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, in conjunction with the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation and the Corporation for National & Community Service. Lin served as the President and Vice-President of the Mid-South Cartoonists Association (MSCA) for 4 years and 9 years, respectively. He is currently a member of the MSCA and DeSoto Arts Council in North Mississippi. He is married to Nicki Workman, and has 3 cats- Jarael, Harley Quinn, and Lex.

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