Monday, April 27, 2009


This is an update to today's earlier post. Please read that for the full story.

*takes sip of large orange juice*

I just got back from the market, and while I was nervous heading there, I feel a little more reassured now. I saw a few people with face masks and the vendors I regularly talk with all knew about the flu.

This morning's paper says that several nightclubs and restaurants have closed, as well as the circus. (Yes, that freaked me out a little. We've already told our nephew's mom to keep an eye on him.) Apparently they shut down the circus in the middle of the act.

So, I'm relieved that people here are aware and the media isn't ignoring it.

I'll keep you posted if anything else develops.


EMC07 said...

Holy Cow... The Circus shut down. Thanks for the update. This is crazy stuff. Again, stay safe over there.

Janna Qualman said...

Geebers. As if you needed more to worry about. :(

Robin said...

Wow. Shutting down the circus! Now it's getting serious! Be safe!!

Melanie Avila said...

I was really nervous leaving to go to the market, but I felt a little better knowing people are aware.

Of course, I almost hurled when the woman running one of the fruit stands smashed a cockroach with her bare hand right before handing me my change. Lovely.

Penguin said...

Ahhh, it is called swine flu.
Not cockroach flu.

But gross nevertheless....
Stay safe down there.

Melanie Avila said...

Yes, I know, but YUCK! A couple got away and she actually told me to step on them. As if!!


Nadine said...

"smashed a cockroach with her bare hand right before handing me my change." OMG, gross!! Reminds me of the time I was at Mrs. Fields and the attendant picked up a pigeon that had flown in and put it outside (still wearing her gloves) and then handed me my cookie. Um, no thanks.

Penguin said...

OMG, Nadine.
I would have grabbed the glove off her hand and smacked her with it.
Do you know how many nasty things reside on a pigeon?

Melanie Avila said...

Nadine, I'm with Penguin. At the very least I would have yelled at her.

That reminds me of something else that keeps happening. We buy our coffee at the market where they grind it in front of you. Normally it's a woman or her little boy, but every now and then a man is there and he always puts his hand INSIDE the empty bag before starting the grinder. I guess he's making sure it's open all the way but HELLO, the coffee will do that. Or shake it like a normal person.