Tuesday, May 19, 2009

STREPTOCOCCAL

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The good news is that I don't have strep throat. The bad news is that I do have something—probably terminal sudbunny's disease—for which the doctor prescribed sulfa drugs. I complained that sulfa always comes in such large pills. I already have a sore throat. The sulfa molecules are apparently very large, so they have to have a large delivery system—rather like the difference in sending a document by Kevin Bacon on a bicycle and sending a nuclear missile by railcar.

This is not swine flu. I might get some sympathy for that. No, this is just spring allergies getting out of hand and opening the door for even nastier stuff. One of my co-workers has been muttering about the "Days of the A'pork'alypse" and 'Ham'ageddon. My niece says one of her co-workers reminds us that there were a great number of people prior to the presidential election who said there would be a black president when pigs flu. Black president—swine flu....

Anyway, today I am working from home. I will not post a photo; it would not be a pretty sight. Suffice it to say that I put my laptop on the hassock in the living room, in front of the most comfortable chair in the house. Speedy decided that he wanted to join me. "Off" I tell him... several times. We finally come to an accomodation. So, I am on the front edge of the chair and he is curled up behind me. Every time I need to go to the kitchen or bathroom, Speedy has to get up, too. (He has separation issues.) Then when I sit back down, there is jumping, shaking and shoving until he is comfortable. This is one of the reasons I usually go in to work.

The word of the day for May 19, 2009 is "streptococcal" — Pronunciation: \ˌstrep-tə-ˈkä-kəl\
Variant(s): also strep·to·coc·cic
\-ˈkä-kik, -ˈkäk-sik\
Function: adjective
Date: 1877
: of, relating to, caused by, or being
streptococci [a streptococcal sore throat] [streptococcal organisms].

Our quote for the day is from Anne Landers:
You need that guy like a giraffe needs strep throat.

;^)
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6 comments:

  1. Just what I needed, pig puns.
    Who's the boss in that hou....oh, never mind.
    Have a happy day, kiddo.

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  2. Well I hope your throat improves, and soon.

    Dan

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  3. Glad to hear it wasn't swine flu, it sounds daunting none the less. Hope you feel better soon. (Hugs)Indigo

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  4. I saw one that said:

    "It's the flu, not the plague."

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  5. I hope that you will be feeling better soon. Glad you havn't got that swine of a thing LOL
    Much Love Sybil xxx

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