With summer quickly approaching, I want to dedicate today to one of the most horrifying, nasty hiccups in the woods... poison ivy. I am happy to say I have not encountered this annoyance. Although, I also do not go camping nor enjoy touching nature or picking flowers, so biologically I am safe. On one lovely trip, my friend thought she had touched poison ivy and she went into a panic. Nothing could calm her down and of course no one wanted to touch her. After the episode calmed down and we awoke the next morning, my wonderful friend did not have an outbreak. Probably because she did not touch the nasty leaf and covered herself in calamine lotion. Either way poison ivy is the devils practical joke on uniformed people - my friend was informed and the devil still won that battle.