Thought of the Day - Illin'
I picked up something evil last week, likely in Houston. It was pretty minor until yesterday. I started to go downhill fast yesterday afternoon and just got worse from there. I spent several hours at the doctor's today where I learned I have a sinus infection AND pink eye. Nice. So, I'm all doped up.
I stopped by a Target pharmacy to fill my prescriptions. It was the first time I ever used a Target pharmacy so I was a bit surprised when I was asked what color I wanted the band on my bottles to be. Then I remembered reading that a woman revamped the standard prescription bottle as a school project. (The woman was named Deborah Adler). I must say, I really like these bottles. Excellent work. It's a reason to use the Target pharmacies. I got the green band.
So, back at home feeling a bit spacey today. Did have a very positive experience just a few minutes ago. I was feeling bad for my dog Bella (locked up all day inside) so I decided to take her for a walk. On the way out I decided to grab a fishing rod from the garage and a plastic worm.
Not just any plastic worm. I bought, by accident, plastic worms in a color called 'Merthiolate'. Now, this color should be called 'Neon Orange + a tinge of radioactive goo'....(the only reference I could find to 'merthiolate' is the brand name for Thiomersal registered by Eli Lilly in 1928. Thiomersal is a mercury based antiseptic and antifungal...excellent choice for fish bait).
So, I grabbed a neon worm on a lark and we went off around the golf course. We stopped by my favorite pond and on the 2nd cast I caught a bass. Well, really, THE bass. I know this pond, and it's full of fish...but this is THE one. It's HUGE. I've caught it three times before...last time I weighed it the scale said 5.5 lbs. That was 2 years ago. Definitely bigger now...much bigger. So big in fact I was able to put my whole hand in it's mouth to get the hook out.
Of course I didn't have the presence of mind to photograph the fish. I forgot I had my cell phone with me.
So, maybe it's just a fish story...
I did take a picture of the worm.