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  • Once upon a time, there was a boy-thing named Adi. This Adi had a
    girlfriend named JD. They were young, lively and in love love love.
    They decided they needed to have a romantic weekend away in nature
    somewhere. Now, one of Adi’s favorite nature spots was a place called
    Orr Hot Springs…a majestic, quaint little spot with cottages and
    communal spaces and every kind of natural hot tub you could imagine.

    They had an amazingly relaxing weekend, lolling in the hottest hot tub
    until they couldn’t take it anymore, and then going for a dive in the
    natural cold pool, detoxing in the wet sauna and fashioning colossal
    salads in the communal kitchen. They soaked in the healing essences of
    the flowers and the trees and the fresh air and their love for one
    another, and felt electrified and new.

    The day they were supposed to leave, JD awoke early and whispered into
    Adi’s ear that she was going for a walk. Adi mumbled something, barely
    waking up, and rolled over and went back to sleep. The next thing he
    knew, he was being awoken by the loving caress of a small hand running
    through his hair. He groggily looked up to see the green eyes of his
    beloved, looking back at him with deep adoration and contentment. It
    was the absolute best way you could ever think of waking up. His
    beloved crawled into bed next to him, still in the clothes from her
    hike, and began to tell him all about the things she experienced on
    her walk. Adi, his head on her chest, the beat of her heart thumping
    mildly in his ear, listened to tales of matutinal smells, beastly
    noises and moist morning grottoes.

    “I tried to sit in the grotto, but the mosquitoes began to bite me, so
    I headed back up here, and on the way up I decided to sit next to the
    river.”

    Then she started to laugh, that special unique laugh she had, and her
    eyes brightened up a bit more than usual, and she said, “All of a
    sudden, I realized I was sitting in poison oak!” She laughed some more
    and added, “I stood up and got out of there quick. I was worried for a
    second that I got poison oak but I think my clothes protected me.”

    Adi sat up with a start. “You mean the clothes I am laying my naked
    body against?!”

    At his question, JDs brow furrowed, as she clearly hadn’t considered
    that. “Hm…yeah, I guess so. Ooops!”

    “JD!” You don’t know this, but this is exactly the kind of thing she
    was famous for doing. She waved her hand dismissively. “Don’t worry!
    I’m sure you won’t get it. I didn’t.”

    “You aren’t naked!”

    Needless to say, He contracted poison oak. It was something they
    laughed about their entire relationship together. It was also
    something that was very itchy and blistery for the next to weeks.
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