Last night I dreamed I was lying in bed with a prickly rash, and I woke up and I was lying in bed with a prickly rash! It was like walking into another room, not waking up. What if I didn't wake up, and I'm still caught in a really really boring dream? What if I didn't know whether I was awake or not? Huh. Well, anyway, I had this rash all over my top half and it was hot and red and prickly, and I thought, what if I had to go to the Emergency Room? I hate to go to Emergency Rooms; I really have to weigh the relative merits of staying alive or going ahead and giving up the ghost, when Emergency Rooms force the issue. So I took a wait-and-see attitude, and I waited and I saw. The rash went away after about an hour. Can you get a rash from vinegar? Cause for supper last night I finished up the Chicken Adobo I made Saturday, and it consists of chicken, soy sauce and vinegar, and that's about it. And after 3 days, the chicken had become mighty vinegary. So that's the first thing I thought of. The second thing I thought of was a screw-worm, the kind the burrows right into your skull and slowly feasts on your brain, but on second thought I don't recall seeing prickly rash as a warning sign of screw-worm infestation. The third thing I thought of was okay, it's just going to have to be one of those medical mysteries they write about in Readers Digest. But to recap, the worst part of it was not understanding for a long time whether I had actually woken up. I'm still not 100% sure, maybe 78%.