Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Helicopter evacuation

No thanks.

I'll drink the draino.


*Some of the humour going around at work...

25 comments:

Merilyn said...

So what time do you go to the torture chamber?
And do you have a lift home?

kae said...

In Toowoomba at 11am... MDFD is taking me up and, fortunately, bringing me back.

I still have almost a glass of the draino left from the first litre... I started at 6.

It still tastes like diet cordial with salt in it and lemon pith for added flavour.

Yuuuuuuuuuuuuck

kae said...

And tomorrow for brekkie I'll have another litre to drink.

Yerrrk

Merilyn said...

How far is Toowoomba from where you live? [Just thinking if there are er rest rooms if needed].

kae said...

No need.
By the time I'm headed up there I'll most definitely be empty!

It stops after an hour or so - the quicker you drink the junk and the water afterward the fast you, um, evacuate.

Merilyn said...

Really? I'll keep that in mind if I have to go again. [Which I'm flatly refusing to do].

kae said...

I drank it all the draino in 45 minutes.... fifteen to twenty five minutes later it began.
Then I drank the 500ml of water.
I reckon I'll be finished by about 8:15.

But I have to drink more tomorrow morning. At about 6 or 7 I think. When there's nothing left it goes out very quickly.

Sorry, might be TMI, but it's good to know these things if you are doing this stuff for the first time - the paperwork doesn't tell you the faster you drink the quicker it's over (but you MUST stick to the low-residue diet for the three days before).

Anonymous said...

"It still tastes like diet cordial with salt in it and lemon pith"

Colonoscopy? Schmoskopy!

She's been up at the Royal drinking shandies all afternoon!

It'll work like KB Lager, kae, or sheep drench. You'll be right, it'll take no time at all and you'll enjoy the cup of tea and bikkies after - and the satisfaction when the results are in (straight away, I recall).

I've got a couple of gay mates and the boys went to town on me alright, at the boozer one Friday amusing themselves that when I arrived at the theatre all drugged up I'd come across one of 'em (a big fit crew cut blonde fella, looks like a Panzer tank commander - lovely fella) snapping on the gloves, saying "Welcome Mickie - didn't the lads tell you I took a part time job outside maƮtre de-ing at the Gold Coast International, as a nurses aid?"

Me mate Ross and I (and missuses) are what they call "token straights" at their crews' BBQs - both big Aussie fellas you'd pick by appearance as definite bigoted homophobes, one an ex-boxer/front rower with a boxer's mug and "Loss" a retired soldier and shooter-at-er at the advancing yellow hordes for several tours, sent then to put a few over the head of insurgents on the PNG border with Indonesia. We wear our Tobruk film poster print T-shirts to those shows, to demonstrate our support for real, non girly blokes like Rock Hudson! They love it.

Regards
Mick Gold Coast QLD

Anonymous said...

PS "Loss" also proudly wears a T-shirt made up from when he flew in to visit Hanoi a couple of years back, after "unsuccessfully trying to walk there several times" a few decades back.

That features a beaming Ho Chi Minh on the front and "Silver Medallist - 1960s SE Asian Games" printed across the back.

PPS. Just woken up on the lounge by the child bride, told to come to bed and found these unsent pearls on the screen! I'm a dill alright.

Mick

Merilyn said...

Gee Mick, I think the one who has been down to the er boozer all afternoon was yourself.
Hope all goes well today Kae and that it turns out to just be routine.

kae said...

Thanks, Mick
That stuff is harder to drink cold. At least when it's warm/room temp you can just throw it down. It's the cold that makes it harder to drink.
And all you can taste is the saltiness.
Back to the guzzling (and drinking it through a straw just prolongs the discomfort!).

kae said...

Did I tell you about my toothache?
It's spreading.
Now the tooth beside the one which has to come out is sore as! Just brushing the top surface of the tooth hurtz.
My dentist booking is for next Friday - it wasn't hurting then.
I'm gonna have to see if I can get in sooner.

Merilyn said...

Hell Kae it "never rains but it pours", a toothache is the pits, you are in the wars, and you have my sympathy.

Anonymous said...

And another thing ... it occurs to me you should be careful about the drive home.

I gather you are some distance from the hospital and you'll be light headed from the anaesthetic and starvation. Don't drive drowsy - park near the police station, lock up and have a snooze first.

Sounds all fatherly I know but my own independent misses sometimes over-extend themselves. Be well.

PS to Merilyn you've assessed Mick accurately, silly as a chook even without the booze. Those mates of mine I mentioned won't let me in the shout 'cos they reckon I'm not serious enough about me drinking, and too bloody slow. (And if kae's giggling at my antics then I've done my job of distracting her.)

Regards,
Mick Gold Coast QLD

kae said...

Mick
You aren't allowed to drive for 24 hours after the anaesthetic. Or is it 12?
Anyway, I'll be chauffeured by MDFD.
She's arriving any minute.
Cyaz

Merilyn said...

Hey Mick, I lol at your post, come to think of it I nearly always do, you are a delight. [but you didn't hear me say that!]

See you later Kae! We'll carry on here for you.

Mick Gold Coast QLD said...

Merilyn dear,

I knew that! (hee hee)

However ... the progeny, their wife and 3 husbands say in me there is much to be amused! I'm not sure if that's a compliment ....

They NEVER say I'm a delight. They like me a weeny bit though.

"We'll carry on ..." - now where did kae hide the single malt?

Regards,
Mick Gold Coast QLD

Note: This is my opportunity to test if signing up to Gurgle for weblogs works proper like

Mick Gold Coast QLD said...

Yee hah - I'm sooooo clever!

This is like using kae's home phone for overseas calls while she's out :)

Merilyn said...

Hey Mick, for the single malt, try the dog kennel...........hello Floyd good boy.
How did you get that "stamp" up there?

Minicapt said...

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Merilyn. try here: http://en.gravatar.com/

Cheers

Merilyn said...

Ok Minicapt, thank you will now see if it works.

Merilyn said...

Nope it doesn't seem to be working.

prairiecat55kc said...

Mick, Merilyn and Kae, I love starting my day reading your comments. Love it. Thank you.

fitzpatrickdanny said...

prairiecat55kc - thank you, on behalf of all token blokes who inexplicably subject themselves to the confidence crushing mirth of strong and independent women.

Merilyn - I did that little picture thing by joining a Google subordinate site and then entering "your profile" (or similar) to select a photo from my laptop or PC (up to 50kb size).

So ... Step One is google "google.com/blogger", enter the first site that appears and follow the simple prompts to register yourself.

The benefit is that one can then comment as "Merilyn" or "Mick" on other weblogs, rather than as "Anonymous" both here and overseas.

Minicapt said...

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Cheers