Medical Check!

Went to the doctor today for a general checkup. Y’know I’m gettin’ older now, and it seems prudent that I check on myself from time to time. Sure, I have an HMO, but I’m fortunate to have a doc who really rocks. That is, until our man tallboi takes his Hippocratic. So the check went fine, and it appears that I’m in good health for my travels and stay in Scotland. Ah, a few more years in this world, at least…

While I’m on the subject, let it be said that I truly believe one of the most wonderful things in the world is going to the doctor and finally realizing that he’s NOT going to give you a prostate exam. Man, I was puckering for all day in preparation against that probe. It’s uncomfortable, to say the least, and I don’t care how close a man is to his physician, you never want him that close. The magic words for the day: “You can put your pants on now.” Remember it. Live it. Love it.

Three more sea lions died tonight at the Center, and eight earlier this week. Rumor has it that there’s a demoic acid buildup that’s screwing up a bunch of the poor things. But the vets aren’t entirely sure. It could also be El Niño messing with their radar, or possibly their food’s radar. But three out of 127 isn’t all that bad. It’s been a busy year, but hopefully things will start slowing down up in the Headlands. It’s nice to get home before midnight on my day off.
Icky occurence of the evening: one of our supervisors was tubing a sea lion close to my side, and upon extracting the tube from the animal’s mouth, proceeded to let it leak all over my shoulder, out of both ends. This tube was just in that thing’s stomach, all warm and slimy with bile and intestinal fluids. And while the color was a pleasant ochre, the smell leaves something to be desired. The moral is, kids, crimp yer tube!

If anyone’s interested in finding out more about the Marine Mammal Center, check this out.

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5 Responses to “Medical Check!”

  1. tallboi Says:
    June 5th, 2003 at 12:29 am

    /me snaps his latex glove and reaches for the KY…
    you sure do have a purty mouth

  2. FunkyPlaid Says:
    June 5th, 2003 at 4:40 am

    Never, for any reason, will I EVER mention you again.

  3. tallboi Says:
    June 5th, 2003 at 8:16 am

    awww come on, i promise to be gentle.

  4. evilfb Says:
    June 5th, 2003 at 11:01 am

    Ill bring the camera….

  5. psymbiotic Says:
    June 7th, 2003 at 11:27 pm

    Ya know, just because you cut down one tree, dosen't make you a lumberjack…… 😛
    Egan >:p

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