Monday, April 23, 2007

jogging my memory

Flipping through my notebook, I found the word "Schistosomiasis" scrawled on a blank page. What was this word, so hastily scribbled opposite "The Chastity Belt of Venezia"? Why was it standing there, lonely and afraid, without a definition or context?



And then with one Google search, I remembered.

Thank you, Simon, for ruining my breakfast not once, but twice.

10 comments:

Simon said...

Aaaaahahahahahaha. Check for Monday.

Really though, why did you have that written in your notebook? And why was it next to the Chastity Belt of Venezia? Please tell me the long-ago wearer of the chastity belt did not also have schistosomiasis. That would be too, too awful.

Ivan said...

I accidently skipped those pages while I was writing-- and there's nothing worse than a blank page... except maybe a blank page with schistosomiasis written on it.

Angela is responsible for the charming chastity belt sketch. We saw it in a museum and wanted to remember it... mainly because it looked nothing like the one in "robin hood: men in tights".

Simon said...

Are you saying that Robin Hood: Men in Tights isn't historically accurate?

Maeve said...

i like that the chastity belt holes look like an exclamation point.

Matthew said...

@Maeve: I had the same thought!

@Ivan: After looking it up, I agree with the "eww" feeling. Simon is gross. But one can never say S&I isn't educational! ;)

Simon said...

I beg your pardon. I myself am not gross. Schistosomiasis is gross. Let's keep that straight.

Christi said...

::patiently awaits a post that is slightly less gross than schistosomiasis and chastity belts of Venice::

Simon said...

Haha. Sorry. Your patience is appreciated...

Christi said...

btw ivan, was the museum the ripley's museum in canada? it looks a lot like the one I saw there.

Katie said...

I'm with Christi. Can we please have a new post?