What follows is something funny that happened at my work this week. Since I work in a medical reference lab, I see all kinds of specimens. This can lead me to talk sbout things that aren’t G rated, but I do my best to stay out of R territory. Consider yourself warned.
A few days ago at work we received a specimen to be tested for gonherrea & chlamydia. Two super fun STDs. We get quite a few specimens through our room to be checked for these diseases. Unfortunately, the specimen we received wasn’t your typical submission. It was synovial fluid from a knee.
Now, this may not seem weird, but keep in mind, we’re talking about STDs. After 2+ hours on the phone, calling every reference lab we work with, and getting told the specimen was completely unacceptable, I came to the following conclusion…
If you have to get your knee fluid checked for STDs, you’re doing sex wrong.
-It has been reinforced to me this week just how many STDs are floating around out there. I’m baffled by how many people engage in sex without having their partner thoroughly tested.
-It really sucks just how depressed my diabetes meds make me. Doesn’t help that I forgot to take my meds for about a week, and when I started up again I got hit really hard with the depression.
-I’m thinking I want to save up for one of those giant bean bag chairs.
-I’m glad that my hair is finally long enough to braid.
-The first images from Catching Fire are really making me want to see the film, even though I had pretty much decided I didn’t want to see it. The books are fantastic, but so depressing. However, I’m thinking I shall probably plan to see it.
-Pizza sounds amazing right now.
-I am soooooooooo overwhelmingly excited for my first real paycheck in years!
-Tonight a friend used the words, “Make it so.” while we were talking online. The only thing that would’ve made it more entertaining would be if he had included a photo of Picard.