Monday, August 11, 2008

it's the end of the world as we know it.

so i decided i'd like to earn some extra moolah and do a good deed simultaneously. it worked out well that the new animal shelter extraordinaire opened here about 11 days ago. they're desperately seeking vets from our area to come and spay/neuter the 300+ animals up for adoption. after the first 20 - you make $15 per animal. in 2 days of part-time work, i did 13. seven more and i can make it a paying gig. it's great practice for tissue handling, suturing, and the like. unfortunately, i'm not used to standing at a surgery table for 4 hours in a row. my neck and back are frozen in a rock hard, cramped position that tylenol and a heating pad cannot seem to loosen. ah well...i've done most of my good deed community service. now if i could just figure out how to rid myself of the bag o'rocks in my neck.

my intern-mate and classmate came over for dinner tonight. we went italian. she brought bruschetta and bagel chips, as well as a lovely cabernet sauvignon. i fixed chicken breasts stuffed with ricotta, parmesan, mozzarella, and spinach, as well as corn on the cob, and a nice spinach, tomato, and mozzarella salad. we had a lovely butter cream with chocolate icing cake and vanilla ice cream for dessert. afterwards, we sat on the back porch, in the dark of a pleasant southern summer night, swinging, and catching up - discussing our recent vet school experience, our relief in graduating, and our new job. all in all, a nice evening.

unrelated to that paragraph but directly relating to the first: i know how the world will end. it's not with a bang or a whimper - but a mew. everyone has been very worried about the hadron collider - or whatever it's called - forming a black hole on earth and swallowing everyone. in case you have no idea what i'm referring to:

point being that some people think the LHC heralds the beginning of the end of earth and the universe. however - i know differently. it is not the large hadron collider that will end all - it is the little known kitten vortex (or KV) that exists at the animal shelter at which i now pseudo-volunteer. if you enter the kitten ward, you are assaulted by literally 105 kittens of every ilk - size, shape, personality - all mewing for attention - paws hanging out of cages, batting at the air, in the desperate hopes of being petted and coddled. there is so much cuteness in that room that i maintain if but 2 more kittens are added and 1 more susceptible person, the room will collapse in on itself and form a micro black-hole - leading to the end of everything as we know it.

i'm thinking about contacting NASA.

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