Happy Feet Friday

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Me in the Mississippi. I miss vacation. I was meant for a life of leisure. I just know it.

A few words on yesterday's post. No - I am not interested in learning a "game." I am however, interested in learning how other people play. Mostly so I recognize it for what it is. Also - in being able to look at casual social interaction as fun. Not everyone that approaches me is a serial killer. And not everyone has bad intentions. I have to remember that. It really is just about me learning to be a bit more free with my smiles and being more comfortable with myself around people I don't know. And for me? That takes practice. Living in your closet for a year doesn't do much for your social skills.

In lighter and more interesting news, the South Dakota Public Health Bulletin came yesterday! And we all know what glee that strikes in my heart. Guess what went DOWN this month? The Clap! It's down by 1 percent. But Gonorrhea and Syphilis are up by 28 and 50 percent respectively. And I KNOW that rabies is not in the same category as sexually transmitted diseases, but it's up by 22 percent. The vector borne diseases are interesting to me. Someone died from Hantavirus last year in South Dakota. And that doesn't happen very often around here.

I found a link to THIS THING yesterday and read about it for hours and hours. What is this burning man? I must know! I think I'm going to have to go. It definitely knocked the Grand Canyon down a notch on my list of things to do while I'm busy living.

But in the meantime, I'm hopping in the car for a quick and dirty trip to Des Moines. I GET TO SEE THE BABY! My brother is manipulating me into going to Yoga in the Park again. Why the rest of my family likes to exercise, I do not know. That imperative gene sequence apparently missed me. But then I'm going to hold my nephew for as long as possible and cuddle him and kiss him and whisper sweet nothings into his ear.

10 comments:

[F]oxymoron said...

If you go to Burning Man, you MUST post about it! ... go... go... go...

buffalodick said...

Road trip! I need one too...

Summer said...

I love your little feet in that pic.

Enjoy your baby nephew! Being an aunt is awesome. I'm notorious for spoiling the hell out of them and sendin' back home. Oh, and siblings love it when you buy their kids really noisy toys. Of course, you could be paid back at a later date for that.

justjp said...

I so need a holiday!

*Akilah Sakai* said...

Now that's a set of truly relaxing feet! Enjoy the new baby; they smell divine.
People still get syphilis?!

melissalion said...

Oh god, no burning man. It's all a bunch of stinky hippies. Emphasis in the stinky. And hippies.

BrianAlt said...

Reminds me of the Queen song:

Open up your mind and let me step inside
Rest your weary head and let your heart decide
It's so easy when you know the rules
It's so easy all you have to do
Is fall in love
Play the game
Ev'rybody play the game of love

When you're feelin' down and your resistance is low
Light another cigarette and let yourself go
This is your life
Don't play hard to get
It's a free world
All you have to do is fall in love
Play the game everybody play the game of love

------------------

I wonder if rabies always go up in the summer?

SoMi's Nilsa said...

We were at the vet yesterday and saw a warning about rabid bats in our area ... followed by another warning that people shouldn't touch stray animals like that (ummm, eiwwwww, I'd never touch a bad, even if it wasn't rabid!!!!).

G said...

You have cute toes ;)

buffalodick said...

You gotta rename your blog "Feet Street"... :)