Foot and Mouth Disease

So what is foot and mouth disease? Besides the fact that because of it, the UK has to kill something like 2 million sheep. (Insert sheep-shagging joke here.) According to an official site in the UK…

Foot and Mouth disease is a highly infectious viral disease of cattle, pigs, sheep and goats characterized by the development of blisters in the mouth causing considerable salivation and on the feet resulting in lameness. Death is not usual but animals cease gaining weight and production in dairy cattle falls.

There, aren’t you glad I looked that up for you?

My trip back to Edinburgh was awesome. The city has really become much more cosmopolitan, more European. This to some is a good thing and others a bad thing. A lot of this change was triggered by the newly form Scottish Parliament. I saw the Parliament’s Debating Hall. A typical Scottish debate runs something like the following:

MP from John ‘o’ Groats: Yeeesssss!
MP from Kinlochewe: Nooooo!
MP from John ‘o’ Groats: Yeeesssss!

MP from Kinlochewe: Nooooo!
MP from John ‘o’ Groats: Yeeesssss!
MP from Kinlochewe: Nooooo!
MP from John ‘o’ Groats: Yeeesssss!
MP from Kinlochewe: Nooooo!
MP from John ‘o’ Groats: Yeeesssss!
MP from Kinlochewe: Nooooo!
MP from John ‘o’ Groats: Yeeesssss!
MP from Kinlochewe: Nooooo!

It is strange going back to a place that you lived in a long time ago and seeing some things have changed and others haven’t. One thing I still can’t get over the shock of is seeing Scottish women with fake tans. Yes sir, there is nothing stranger than a typically pasty-faced Scot with bright ORANGE skin. It just is unsettling.

So in the rush to leave for vacation, and my previous trips, I realize that we all missed a very important anniversary. Sometime around the end of February was the Tuesday Night List 3 Year Anniversary. Now, I know that this is short notice, but I think we all can dig deep, show up around 9:30 or so and celebrate the simple fact that another Tuesday has arrived.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.