Whatever you want to call it, I'm sick of it.
Yes, I understand the need to "be informed". But come on. Really? Do we really need to hear about it all the time?? According to my (crazy) mother, it's the Avian Flu thats going to get us anyway. This Swine Flu is the precursor...kind of like, it's hit the ground animals - next are the airborn ones. Then it will magically cross all time, space and genetics boundaries and infect us all. Without warning. And without a chance to do anything about it.
I live outside the world of Old MacDonald, so I'm not all that concerned.
I can't take another discussion on this. My (crazy) mother's (crazy) friend has had a 9,000 gallon potable water tank installed below ground - so she and her daughter have something to drink once the Bird Flu sets in.
And she made my mother swear to secrecy about the water and other things she's collected. She doesn't want everyone banging on her door - tweeting or oinking or whatever - and stealing her microscopically sound face mask, her stockpile of MREs, solar powered phone, or wind-up radio with flashlight. She even bought a gun to protect this (crazy) loot. She didn't take any sort of gun safety class - because well, who would need that when you're shooting to kill the crazies trying to steal your stash??
I just want to know...if the world is doomed - and everyone is infected before anyone even knows it's a global threat - who the hell is she going to talk to on that nifty phone? Or what broadcast will she listen to on that jammin' radio?? Just askin'.
My (crazy) mom left yesterday to go on a (crazy) race with my stepdad. Thank goodness. The news just notified us last night that one person in my county - and one person in her county (the county next to mine) - have H1N1. Swine Flu. I'm trembling. She'd be outright nailing two-by-fours to her doors and windows. (I don't know if she's crazier about this whole animal flu thing, or doing this race for the last 10-or-so years. It's a toss up.)
So here is my contribution to this whole scary animal flu/pandemic/whatever you want to call it. It's actually a piece done by the princess. I've been wanting to post it ever since she brought it home - because every time I look at it, I crack up - but couldn't really think of a reason. And viola! Now I have one. Who knew H1N1, Swine Flu, Pig Flu, H5N1, Avian Flu, Bird Flu, Old MacDonald's Farm Flu, would be that reason? I won't talk about this again...I'm sick of the whole thing. Then again, if you listen to my (crazy) mom and her (crazy) friend, I won't be around to discuss this again. Either way, I'm over it. Really.