Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Beware of round worms

All hell broke loose in our cottage communtity last weekend. Two people have contracted round worms, and both of those people swam in the lake. The lake was tested and sure enough there's animal feces in it. Whether the feces is human or not, I don't know. I suspect there's both human and dog, since I have seen people let their dogs swim in the lake as well as toddlers with saggy diapers.

Isn't feces the nastiest word? Pooh is better.

Anyway, the two beaches (yes, there's actual sand!) have been closed and my friend, Anne M. and her husband were forced off the lake by one of the security men when they were kayaking. "We're not going to drink the water for heaven's sake," Anne told him. He was not sympathetic. (I find security guards, on the whole, do not have a highly developed sense of humor. Least of all, the security guards at Temple Square. Where do they find those guys?)

But I digress. Round worms will die during the winter, but I have a feeling the beaches will disappear next summer and kids won't be allowed to cannon ball into the water from the wooden piers. It's a definite loss.

Round worms aside, Tom and I went to see some new modern condos built on the north side of the lake with gigantic windows. Get this: the second-floor apartments, the ones with the terrific view, have their entrance from the alley next to the garage! Up a dark stairwell to your beautiful condo.

The architect must be a cabbage.


Tiffany said...

Hi there! I am a former student of yours and decided to search your name on Blogger today and see if, by chance, you were blogging. Jackpot!

For the record--I feel like I need to make a formal statement here--you made a major impact on me as a student and I just want you to know that I think you're the bomb-diggity. Always have.

And the fact that you're blogging? Well, I'll consider that a gift from the Blogging Gods.

Angie Larkin said...

A cabbage? Ha! It's too long of a story to explain how I happened upon your blog, but I love it. I've never gone to BYU as a student, but I visited my boyfriend there once and while sitting in a lobby, I over heard a girl describing how "not cute" "she" is and how "she" is "sort of short and dumpy". Turns out that girl liked my boyfriend and was descrbing me!! What a cabbage!

Louise Plummer said...

Tiffany, I love that I'm the bomb-diggity. Haven't heard that one before Welcome aboard.

Angie, what a cabbage, indeed!

Rachel said...

Pooh happens, all the time as a matter of fact at Walden Pond, thanks to the beaches and the geese. I don't think they'll close it down, they might just have to get smart. But then again there is a huge difference between Utah and Massachusetts. If it is the case I will mourn for your loss.

dunnthat said...

Well hello! I'm a fan as well - I emailed you about the blatant plagarism of Sus5an Smith (the 5 is silent). Not important...just wanted to give you a head's up as to who I am (another late bloomer and lucky mother of boys).

I excitedly gave my daughter-in-law a call last week, "Good news! They found round worm at [undisclosed place]!" (Just in case you're trying to keep where you live on the dl.) Her reply: "Yes, but what I want to know is how much weight they lost."

Here's the deal: we're looking for that great weight loss solution of eating whatever you want and/or can and having another entity take the calorie hit.

Knowing that the whole deal is feces related kind of cuts the excitement a little. Guess it all comes down to diet and exercise after all. Sigh.

I love your blog.

Louise Plummer said...

Did you know that Maria Callas lost her weight by ordering a tapeworm from the Sears Catalogue?

Yes, you could order one from Sears!

Now THAT's easy weight loss.

dunnthat said...

Oh man...I KNEW I lived in the wrong era! If only... :)

flowildwer said...

Didn't know you could order a ringworm! That's funny!

LOL. I love that "cabbage". VERY FUNNY!