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Sue Burke
My New Year's resolution: 
3rd-Jan-2007 07:45 pm
Let me see..

Though the Avian Flu pandemic has dropped out of the headlines, it's still out there, slowly mutating and spreading. I resolve to be prepared.

I will get into the best health possible by eating properly, sleeping sufficiently, exercising, avoiding tobacco, and drinking in strict moderation. A vaccine may come too late and Spain gets too many visitors to think that Madrid will be safe.

Currently, half of the people who get the flu die, so I figure that if I survive while you fast-living types bite the dust, sometime soon I may inherit everything that one of you owned, including your house, car, bank account, maybe even your boyfriend. Survivors' benefits: that was the good news from the medieval Black Plague, so let's do it again.

Happy New Year, and party till you drop. I will remember you fondly.

Comments 
4th-Jan-2007 02:33 pm (UTC)
You shall be my contingent beneficiary, provided you are meek enough. That should prove something of a challenge for you.

Oz
5th-Jan-2007 06:43 pm (UTC)
The meek shall inherit the Earth in the long term. But I fear I shall fail the Challenge of the Chicken Goddess, for mine is a short-term plan.
16th-Jan-2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
In the wake of plagues, wages and conditions of employment traditionally improve for the working classes, since labor (especially skilled labor) becomes a commodity in higher demand and shorter supply!
19th-Jan-2007 10:31 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
After the conquest of England by French-speaking Normans in 1066, French had been the language learned and spoken by the upper class, but after the plague in the mid-1300s, they started speaking English. Apparently all the skilled French teachers died off, and English replaced French as the language taught in grammar school.

By the way, nice Userpic.
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