Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Plain White Sunshine

Thank god I don’t know what keeps me alive. You wouldn’t try and take it if I knew where it rested anyhow. But it might extinguish.  Picking battles against foes long vanquished is redundant. Does unburying bodies just to see the effect make them more real. If I nullified gravity maybe I’d become more real. Maybe if we just believe each other maybe we’d uncover what’s sleeping in our souls.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Necrotizing fasciitis

When reach that age in your life and children suddenly spring up around you realize that 15-20% of all normal school children are carrying group A strep in their throats at any given time, and they never develop symptoms.
Step A is usually a lung and throat disease. It never really gets the chance to enter any other system in your body.

However a simple break in your skin can inadvertently let it in. NF is the result of Step A in your blood. 3cm an hour. 25% mortality rate and aggressive surgical debridement is the only known treatment. (its a 70%+ mortality rate if you don't have immediate treatment)
  Lopping off the infected area, usually a leg or an arm is the best treatment we have.
      And you get a 3/4th a chance that will work.
              A 3/4th grade barely passed me at UW
Don't worry its not Step A that eats through you. They just release tissue dissolving toxins as a byproduct of their survival.They just want to live too, they've been here much longer than us humans, and I'm willing to bet they'll be here long after we're gone too..

  • S. pyogenes
  • Group A Streptococci
  • Group A Staphylococci
  • Clostridium spp
  • Peptostreptococcus
  • Klebsiella
  • E. Coli
  • Pseudomonas
  • Vibrio vulnificus.
Ok, I'm done looking at necrotic flesh images on Google. There's a list of bacterium that if your friend says they might have, try not to have them cough on your open cuts.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Watermelon Beer

Walking into QFC there was only one thing on my mind "Beer Run" Of course to the casual observer having a 2 year in tow often makes a beer run look like poor parenting. So to offset the negative vibes I felt radiating off other QFC'ers I decided to buy a Pizza and Candy as well. Because it sure beats McDonalds. And I brush his teeth. So candy is ok.
Anyhow a six pack for $10.99 of canned beer? Why not spend $7.99 on a 24 pack of canned beer? BECAUSE  I want to set a precedent for Atlas. Top shelf only.
Long and short. 1) It taste like Watermelon.
                         2) I'm not an alcoholic
                         3) The 21st amendment repelled the 18th (Wikipedia told me so)

Also dont be caught looking at Koala Mens Swimwear with a  beer in hand by your neighbor coming over to ask if she can put some of her recyclables into your recyclables for trash day tomorrow. AWKWARD

Not really. She understood.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Coq au Vin

An attempt at cooking Coq au Vin in a crockpot.
For all those who know French that means something like "Chicken and Wine" with what I inferred as  "to be cooking in a crockpot."
For all those who actually know French, the cooking in a crockpot isn't implied at all. For those Americans out there who cook in a crockpot, please use the American recipe "Chicken and Red Wine In a Crockpot".
Recipe : Cook Coq au Vin an a crockpot and don't bother measuring out the amounts of wine you put in. Find a half full bottle of red wine (or half empty if your a pessimist) and put it all in there. Take your chicken, put it in there too. Take some Garlic and Onion and put it in there. Put some water in too for good luck. Now turn on your Crockpot.

Ok. Thats what I did too. Simple enough. But I left it for two days because I am lazy and decided to have a burrito the first night instead. Mexican over French 10 out of 11 times for me. Anyhow. The next day the house smells like what a French country side Villa would probably smell like if I lived in one. Red wine. Lots of it. Oozing out of the pores of the house while cows and sheep gently graze in the pasture behind the house, and I am still waking up from my morning jaunt to Germany to buy local meats. Only more of a cheap red wine that you only bothered drinking half of before leaving the bottle somewhere in the kitchen to be used in Coq Au Vin a few weeks later.
Long and short of it. It wasn't bad.