December 8th, 2007

sga - sparktober

crime scene cleanup

I woke up this morning: My house is COVERED in blood. Drapes, bedding, floor, ceiling, all the carpets, furniture... I'm actually finding it in the computer keys as I type. My dog tore the tip of her ear on something -- probably her own claw, I'm betting -- and then all hell sort of broke loose.

I managed to stop the bleeding with flour, confine her with a chew toy so she doesn't aggravate it, and shower the worst of it out of my hair.

Quick question, because I need to go to work: Say in all this mess I got dog blood in my eyes and mouth. Is this bad? Do I call a vet? A human doctor?

Edit: Called vet to ensure that dog is not going to bleed out. They say she might need a suture but we can wait and see if the bleeding stays stopped as long as she has energy and isn't showing signs of imminent death. However, the Crazy Chinese Dog Disease is very transmissible to humans via blood, apparently. The internet disagrees on that front and says it can only be contracted directly by a tick, but I should probably listen to the licensed medical professional who says "Um, your dog scratched open wounds in your hands and you were covered in parasite-filled dog blood? CALL YOUR DOCTOR."

Edit2: Doctor sez: "URGENT CARE 4 U!" I says, "I'm at work! Will my eyes explode if I wait until tonight?" He says, "Prolly not, no." So anyway, I'm sure this is all no big deal, but I'll go in tonight and hopefully they'll stick me on some preventative antiparasite stuff or whatever and then I can go BLEACH EVERYTHING I OWN.
sga - sparktober

And Now For Something Completely Different:

Enough deeprayshons. MORE importantly is the following social study involving sexual symbols in astronomical phenomena.

karma_aster sent me an image in a stack of pretties from the Nasa Space Thinggy A Day website. She was a little disturbed when spockette and I immediately raised it into a deity for the monastery we're throwing (other people throw parties; we throw monasteries dedicated to Phallic Space Phenomena).

The original image of The Nebula Called NGC 1999 is here.

I have captioned it with the cheezburger factory below to illustrate it better:

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