Monday, September 08, 2008

My Mind's A Blank

[For those of you wandering over from Alice's Wonderland, the post concerning grown children and eating habits is right here.]


Okay, Feisty Irish Wench has handily convinced me to go to the doctor. How? By lobbing the word "gangrene" at my hypochondriac-al self yesterday in the comments. Yup, she regaled me with tales about her father's gangrenous gall bladder, which got that way because he refused to go to the doctor about his gall stones. I get the message, okay? I'm calling tomorrow for an appointment.

But I hope to goodness she was making all that up.

Oh, and many thanks to Julianne, who sent me this handy-dandy website about recycled elephant poop. Who knew? Next time someone gifts me with some pretty stationery made completely of recycled materials, I'll just have to wonder. I let Larry know about the recycled-dung products featured on the site and he exclaimed, "No sh*t!"

I guess I was asking for that.

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26 comments:

  1. Oh yes, I have a recycled elephant poop bookmark brought back from Thailand!

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  2. Recycled Elephant POop - are you for real? I don't even want to know "what'll they think of next." Yuck.

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  3. Well dear I hardly think that you would have gangreen at your young age. Remember the Wench said her Daddy was in his 80's.

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  4. I'm a little afraid to write on this product. I should buy it for my boys. They would love it. They would hold up a sheet of paper and chase their sister around the house, "I'm touching you with elephant poo!"

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  5. I have to agree with Larry.

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  6. What did people in the US make of Russell Brant's comments on Bush at the music awards?
    We only hear have a story here....did you laugh or growl?
    x

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  7. So can you recycle dog poop then, too? Because we've got a whole lot here that surely must be used for something. My frugal self hates just wasting it.

    Waste - haha.

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  8. Gangrene. Brrr. I think we'll likely be seeing our doctors at the same time, although for mercifully different things....
    Thanks for visiting me!

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  9. I think I have found a new best friend. You have 6 children, I have 8(16, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12,10,6) You knit, I knit. I've read all your parenting for dummies and know exactly where you are coming from. I even copied your recipie for enchalada duff...
    First read this morning, I will be joining you for coffee often, friend.

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  10. Larry reminds me of my hubby's sense of (non) humor. He thinks he is funny.

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  11. When we visited Alaska, I wanted a pair of moose-nugget earrings. Sadly, I didn't have pierced ears at the time. The gross-out factor alone would have been a good enough reason to buy them.

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  12. That stationery is really pretty. Who knew elephant poo was so fibrous.

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  13. I'd agree that you were asking for that [smile]. Funny stuff.

    ~Luke

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  14. Gangrene would definitely send me to the Dr.!

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  15. I mean as long as it doesn't smell bad right?

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  16. Oh, noes! Gangrene in your gall bladder is so not good.

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  17. My mind is a blank, too...but I have a different excuse...stop by and see.
    I'm pretty sure the tissues were recycled from alo news papers...at least I hope so ;)
    Pax

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  18. Well, if the alternative is essentially treating yourself by drinking salad dressing, I'd say it's time to go to the doctor.

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  19. Yep, go to the doctor. Oh, and just don't EAT any of that recyled stuff and you'll be just fine... :)

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  20. a gallbladder with gangrene???? Nasty. I didn't know internal organs could get gangrene. But I think the doctor would be much better than the potion you were drinking to rid the stones! Good luck!

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  21. No dear, I was indeed NOT making it up. He asked to be taken to the ER Thursday April 10th, and had surgery the 12th. He was then in the hospital for about 2 weeks, followed by rehabilitative care at a nursing home for another week and a half or so. All told, a month later, he was home with a home health nurse visiting several times a week, and a physical therapist as well. Being laid up for a few weeks when the old man was accustomed to incessant motion does a number to his equilibrium apparently. It took a couple months for him to get back up to speed (well as fast as an 81 year old widowed man can go).

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  22. Some f your comments on this subject are so funny. One of my favs is the one about chasing the sister and telling her they were touching her with poo!
    Elephant poo, what will they think of next. Recycling dead cockroaches?

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  23. I really wish I hadn't been eating when I visited that elephant poo website.
    I remember seeing somewhere (I can't remember where, the zoo maybe) that someone had covered some elephant dung with shellack and turned it into nifty items such as book ends, paperweights and a lamp.
    I would hate to see what would happen if they fell on the floor and broke open.

    Several years ago, a neighbor of ours had a problem with gangrene in her intestines. Had to have several feet of them removed. She was in her 40's.
    I think you should go to the doctor.

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  24. Um...thanks? for the info. Am I the only one who feels totally sickened just reading the word "gangrene"?

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