Friday, February 23, 2007

Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni

Can you transmit flu over the web?

Monday I was reading my friend Y2KSurvivors Blog about him not having PeterPanSalmonella and then his kids come down with the flu.. and he loses his couch and tv priviledges to the princess. I was feeling a little sorry for him, but not terribly.

Karma has visited my household for my uncaring. My ds now has the flubug. I have not lost my easy chair (yet) but have lost control of the TV. Next year I WILL get my flu shot.

Still trying to figure out how the flu jumped from OK to TX so fast. His kids were sick Monday.. mine started feeling bad Monday afternoon.

More weirdness....

After posting about my squid purse yesterday.. today I scan the news.. and a fisherman off New Zealand somehow captured a Colossal Squid. A Colossal Squid is BIGGER than a giant squid. According to the news articles I read, a Giant Squid is just like our friends that we turn into Calamari, only bigger. Colossals are different.. they're shorter and stockier.

They said that they think the Colossal that they found is a male, but that it's difficult to sex a squid (!!! Now that is a job I do not want !!!). As large as this male (?) squid is.. they say females of these species tend to be larger. Wow.

One article talked about making Calamari out of the Colossal. "I can assure you that this is going to draw phenomenal interest. It is truly amazing," added Dr. O`Shea, “if calamari rings were made from the squid they would be the size of tractor tires”.

I have to remember to send the article to my dd. hahahha evil me.

I'm frightened.. if I crochet and post another animal.. what will be the repercussions?

I shall test and see if I hold such powers over the plant world....

Here's my latest work in progress:

I'm using simply soft in autumn red, soft pink, rose violet, dark sage and off white. Rubine red would probably have been better.. but i'm using what is locally easy for me to find. Making this for fun..

It's an old pattern, and the yarn recommended is no longer made, but the Caron is working up just fine.

Ok, now if I read about a Colossal Rose bush found, or maybe a bunch of people crocheting an Afghanus Giganticus.. I'll be more than frightened.. I'll start trying to figure out how to use my powers to make the world a better place. (Put a little love in your heart...oh no.. I'm gonna have that song stuck in my head. Well, it's better than "Lonesome Polecat" from 7B47B "A man can't sleep, when he sleeps with sheep")


Cris said...

The flu is awful here. The schools are near empty as even the teachers have it.

Our local Health Department claims they still have some of the nasal mist (its the live virus) which will work faster. If you have not had a flu shot, you might see if you can get a dose of the mist, as the shot takes up to 3 weeks to actually give you any sort of immunity. Or so I was told while attempting to look like I understood what was being said.

Anonymous said...

Just think, Lisa, if you start to crochet extinct animals, one may magically apear to save their species! You may have discovered your hidden super power. :o)