Lysol Y’all

You’ve had it. You’ve shared it. It’s Virus Appreciation Day! You may be wondering why we should want to appreciate viruses. It’s not like we really enjoy having them. I’m putting this in the “awareness” type of appreciation. Appreciate that they are serious and should be taken seriously. Ebola ain’t nothing to mess with.

158107_s59833550.pngThere are different types of viruses, computer viruses, creepy exes, and the type that can make your body parts fall off. Viruses are interesting, so I did 70 minutes of research. I watched the video below (very interesting) and read the back of a Lysol can. Although some viruses, like Influenza can be pesky, they won’t knock your lights out. Others can knock out an entire species.

Lysol says they kill 99.9% of viruses, so I wanted to know which ones. Lysol kills Herpes and HIV y’all. Who knew? Not, Usher. Now, I’m sure they mean when it’s in dried up blood and urine on the toilet seat, not once it’s floating in your capillaries. Don’t go spraying your genitals or shoving Lysol cans in unsightly places. It doesn’t work that way.

Viruses have value. According to the video below, viruses, may even be part of the reason you are here today. I suggest celebrating today by learning a little about viruses for yourself. Maybe you have a favorite or maybe you have one and you should go to the doctors and get it checked out. It may be more than a bump. You might also want to think about prevention, break out the sanitizer when you catch snot in your hand and definitely wash them after you wipe your butt. I’m not suggesting a virus party, I don’t even want to imagine what that looks like, but it could be cute it we’re talking costumes. Anywho, Bunyavirus La Cross and…


Today’s References: The Viral Zone

The Clean Team

Here’s to a profession guaranteed not to go out of business.  It’s National Custodial Workers Recognition Day! I’m glad I don’t have to clean my desk at the end of the day and I’m sure you are too.  I appreciate the team that comes in and empties my trash, while I’m at home detoxing from the day.  I don’t like to vacuum at home, I definitely don’t want to do it at work.

I’m also grateful when I have to use a public restroom and I’m not repulsed into having to hold “it” until I get home.  I applaud all those who take pride in their work, even though, they aren’t there to see me appreciate it.  Yes, I know that every instance of a foul restroom isn’t the fault of the staff. Some adults are just nasty and need to do better. You know you’d flush the toilet at home, why not in public?  And is there pee on the seat and toilet paper on the floor at your house?  I also applaud the custodians who have to clean up behind these filth heathens.  You are the Clean Team from heaven.

Celebrate today by leaving a “thank you” not for your custodial team.  After all, you  know you’d be the first to complain if they weren’t doing their job.  Be grateful and…


Peas and Carrots

Put down the pork chop!  It’s World Vegetarian Day! Yes, that means no meat.  I say, yes, eggs count, not everyone does.  I have recently re-adopted the pescatarian lifestyle.  I plan on going vegan, but I need to wean off the dairy products.  Cheese, ice cream, and seafood are my remaining vices.   Some become vegetarians because they are against animals being used for food.  I’m not one of those vegetarians.  I watched two documentaries that changed my preferred menu, Forks Over Knives and What the Health.

I love documentaries. There are plenty of subjects on which I’d like to be more versed, but I don’t have time to be the eternal student.  Documentaries do the work for me. I appreciate that.  But, I digress. These two documentaries may scare you.  Cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure run in my family.  Since I may be predisposed to some of these diseases, I’d like to be a moving target. Changing my eating habits is helping me dodge a few flesh bullets.

If you’re a daredevil, keep eating meat and whatever else you like, but maybe celebrate today anyhow.  There are plenty of recipes so good and filling you won’t even miss the meat. Tomorrow, go back to slicing skin.  If you’re already a vegetarian, you’re going to celebrate by default, so you should host a vegetarian dinner party.  Show the world that being a vegetarian is more than just peas and carrots.  Have fun and…


Today’s References: Forks Over Knives, What the Health Film