Apr. 27th, 2009

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Yes, I'm worried about the swine flu, not so much because of it's potential as a pandemic (which, of course, worries me), than the fact that it is already epidemic in the DF one of a short list of my homes away from home (wherever that is). So, I'm worried about my loved or just-kind-of-liked or not-actively-hated ones who live there, and more than a bit apprehensive about my plans to travel there in a few weeks. I have heard, variously, that no one is wearing surgical masks because they don't believe the epidemic is real, or that no one is wearing them because the stores ran out within hours. I'm not sure how effective they are anyway... and Mexico City is not the best venue for, er, controlling people, which is, of course, one of the things we so love about it.

But... I am vicariously proud to say that within hours, the following song was on the radio...



I also wonder how long before La Gripe Porcina becomes someone's nombre de batalla.

*Walks away slowly, whistling Mexico Lindo y Querido off key, and reflecting on how much less she tends to worry, generally, about "muriendo lejos de [el]" than muriendo cerquititita.*
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Ten Top Trivia Tips about The H1N1 virus strain!

  1. Four-fifths of the surface of The H1N1 virus strain is covered in water.
  2. The H1N1 virus strain is the world's smallest mammal.
  3. The Vikings believed that the Northern lights were caused by The H1N1 virus strain as it rode out to collect warriors slain in battle.
  4. Most bottles and jars contain at least twenty-five percent recycled The H1N1 virus strain!
  5. The H1N1 virus strain is often used in place of milk in food photography, because milk goes soggy more quickly than The H1N1 virus strain.
  6. Finding The H1N1 virus strain on Christmas morning is believed to bring good luck.
  7. The H1N1 virus strain is 984 feet tall.
  8. The H1N1 virus strain is actually a mammal, not a fish.
  9. It's bad luck to whistle near The H1N1 virus strain.
  10. During World War II, Americans tried to train The H1N1 virus strain to drop bombs!
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