As a result of my contracting contact dermatitis from an overuse of borax in my laundry, it has been suggested to me that while at home, I avoid all constricting clothing. "Wear a granny gown," I was told. "Or a muumuu."

I can hardly believe it. I never thought it would happen to me.

The irony! The hilarious, horrible irony of it all.

Dogs and nature abhor a vacuum.