101 Reasons To Smile

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#44: Not Back Yet Revisited (Already!)

Well, first of all I can assure you that the title of this post is entirely misleading. I am back. Completely back. And all my deathbed pledges to be the sweetest darn thing on earth–if I survive this horrible sickness, are for the most part forgotten.

Of course I’m not completely the same–I believe every experience one has in this life changes us, and this experience proved to be no different–but that is the subject for a different, deeper post. This post is  as the title states, a re-visitation of my last post.

In Not Back Yet, I directed those who wished to gain more knowledge about the flu to website called www.flu.gov which, in my fevered state I found oddly comforting. I don’t know why.

Let’s, in this post, revisit www.flu.gov and ask ourselves some questions about this site.

1.  Why is Kathleen Sebelius smiling as she gets her flu shot? Does she enjoy having a needle stuck into her arm? Is she trying to persuade us that such an endeavor would be a fun activity? Or is she simply unaware that she is being injected with a potentially dangerous virus?

2. Why is a photo of Bill Corr grimacing as he receives his shot also on the page? Is he attempting to contradict Sebelius and say that ‘Yes! Getting a flu shot is painful’? Or is he trying to smile and failing?

3. Why is the caption on this page “Join Us: Get Your Flu Shot!” Haven’t schools and parents everywhere struggled for years to teach children to stand AGAINST peer pressure? To be original? To be their own person?

Now, let’s move on to the video of Kathleen Sebellius getting her flu shot. Actually…let’s not. That is something to disturbing for me to even talk about. Why? Why on earth would you want to WATCH someone get a shot?


And yes, that’s what I was when I wrote Not Back Yet. Which is why I recommended this creepy site. So, please, please do not blame me for the nightmares you and your family have.


7 comments on “#44: Not Back Yet Revisited (Already!)

  1. Claire Fischer
    December 26, 2011

    you are so hilarious

  2. Nathan McDaniels
    December 27, 2011

    I hadn’t even gone to the site. Maybe I will now. 🙂

    • Abigail
      December 27, 2011

      Darn! Hahaha, well just don’t blame me! =)

      • Nathan McDaniels
        December 27, 2011

        No fear. I will take full responsibility for my actions. Even after I am at ALERT when I really don’t have a say in the matter.

      • Abigail
        December 27, 2011

        Hahaha! Well, I’m sure the ALERT people will not make you visit flu.gov. =)

  3. Nathan McDaniels
    December 28, 2011

    Nope probably not. Just drive me till I drop.

    • Abigail
      December 28, 2011

      Well, I hope you enjoy it! =)


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