Saturday, March 13, 2010

I'm Under Quarantine!

By order of the guvmint of South Oz! Yep, these here premises are officially Quarantined!

*grumble* And the cat just sneezed on my twice now!

This morning some rather nice lads from the South Aus govt rang the doorbell. They were dressed in full body suits, gloves with wrist seals, over boots, THE WORKS! Does anyone remember how them nice guvmint folks were kitted-out in movies like E.T. The Extra-Testicle? Or perhaps you may remember the movie Outbreak with Dustin Hoffman?

Yup, these two were wearing all that stuff!

Anyways, these whole premises and several surrounding neighbors are now all under quarantine.

Hey, I TOLD you I was sick.

I suppose I should entertain y'all somehow. After all, I've got a wee bit of time on my hands here. *harumph*

How's abouts a picture of an edible (doesn't mean tasty) plant? Scottish thistle!
thistles



And this could perhaps be the fattest koala in all of Oz --or really preggers
fat koala



Do you know that koalas can easily hang onto gum tree branches in a windstorm even when they are asleep? Would you like to know how? REALLY big CLAWS!:
my what big claws you have



And just to prove, once again, to you, my fan club, that I am, of course, the World's Greatest Koala Spotter...
where are you


May I enlighten you?
here it is



And here's a closeup of the bugga --damn I LOVE this camera!
closer



So, anybody have any guesses as to the nature of the quarantine? Go'an, give it a go mates!

5 comments:

la isla d'lisa said...

Well ... normally I'd say foot and mouth disease, just to be a piker. But seriously, if it's YOU under Q, then maybe you got too close to FullySickRapper and have (cough cough) TB. If it's certain foodstuffs of the fruit/veggie variety, then you've got yourself a fruit fly problem.

Frances said...

Swine flu, perhaps?

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

You are loony. Nuts. Alien alright.
Nice pic of the Thistle! You know that is our ex-boat's name. We named it that because I was born in Scotland and that thistle is everything to us.
Amazing eyeballs you have too.

Fizzgig said...

dang that is a good lens!!!

and...um, sunshine? jealous!

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Lisa: It's fruit fly. SA is the only state in Oz that doesn't have fruit flies so they are pretty tight about folks bringing in fresh fruits and such. Some moron who lives in the area brought some fresh fruit back from WA and guess what? Fruit fly outbreak! Anyways, it is under control. The blokes were wearing all the stuff though, except for a helmet.

Frances: I've got too tough of an immune system for swine flu!

SV Meerkat: Yup, I knew that. That's why I made sure to write Scottish Thistle! The Red Green dvds arrived safely --thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou! I've still got some stuff to send you... my bad...

Fizzgig: It's an old Fuji S6500fd. I think you can still get them and they are very cheap now. I see no reason to upgrade yet as this baby does everything I need it to. Sun, yeah, we've got loads of it in South Oz. I'll trade you for rain.