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Watch out for falling…ones of these


Somebody stole a giant model triceratops out of a park on the Isle of Wight and left it in the middle of the road. As the Telegraph drily observed, drink was probably involved. If not before, it surely would have been afterwards, if I had run across this in the street.

I woke up this morning with an awful headcold and called in sick. I don’t usually skive off work for a mere cold, but my current gig is a little different: I’m the youngest person in the group, by a lot. I’d feel pretty shit if one of my cow orkers got carried off by my rhinovirus.

I’ll be fine; the British version of Nyquil is called Nite Nurse.

Also, whisky and ginger wine.


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: February 16, 2016, 11:53 pm

“Nite Nurse” made me laugh. I was reminded of Nurse Goodbody from Hee Haw. Sorry you are sick. Maybe a little picking and a grinnin’ from Hee Haw would make you feel better.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: February 17, 2016, 1:04 am

Some dinosaurs got out of Jurassic Park!!! :+)

Hope you’re feeling better soon, SWeasel…I appreciate coworkers who don’t bring viruses into the workplace. All travellers to foreign countries should be quarantined for 2 weeks before they are allowed back into the general population…it would probably save billions in lost productivity.

We’re getting some weather in eastern Canada…it fell to – 28 C over the weekend, then today it snowed, then freezing rain, then rain and now we’re back to snow…supposed to be nicer tomorrow.

Comment from The Mad Soprano
Time: February 17, 2016, 2:03 am


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: February 17, 2016, 3:54 am

Sorry to hear you’re ailing, Mme. Ermine.

I think the British name for a hot toddy is “hot toddy”. Don’t skimp on the lemon!

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: February 17, 2016, 3:59 am

I hear the generic for Nyquil is called “Night Train”. $2.69 per bottle, dosage being the bottle, and available OTC.

Comment from mojo
Time: February 17, 2016, 3:29 pm

“Ma! The Triceratops is loose again!”

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: February 17, 2016, 9:26 pm

Think of this as a greeting card that says Get Well Soon and Best Wishes on the inside. 🙂


Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: February 17, 2016, 9:33 pm

“And now for your evening traffic report – slight-to-moderate-to-unpleasant delays on the M.5 this Pee-Em, as there are reports of a slow-moving Jurassic Park escapee in and across the West-bound lane or lanes. Conditions may be relieved in a bit, as authorities are hard at work…”

– followed by a musical followup of renditions of “Who Let The Dogs Out?”…

‘Night, All –

Sweet dreams, Sweasey, easy on the ginger wine an’ don’t spare the rest of the toddy.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: February 17, 2016, 11:21 pm

whisky and ginger wine

In combination? That might be like Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey, which has become common hereabouts.

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