Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tick in a Bellybutton (Photo) Just What I Needed !

Oh, baby, you have no idea how long I've been waiting for this. Not just a tick in a bellybutton,  but, two of them.  Not just any bellybutton, either, that's my bellybutton and I can do anything I want with it.  Hah !

The timing could have been better, though.  I just got back in town after spending a day in the hot sun, along with Doc.  We went to a place most Americans call The Cave of the Virgins, to take photos. 

You don't get to go in the caves.  It's a sacred site, Okinawa War memorial and a shockingly, sad story. 

I'll post that for you after I get all my research done and have as many facts as I can possibly gather.

So, back to the ticks.  Doc dropped me off at my office.  He noticed, before I did, the door was already open.  The wife decided to clean the place.  She was in there, tables turned up, swabbing the floor with whatever women swab floors with.  Grr, I wanted to download photos and get developing.  I dropped my camera gear off where it looked like it'd be safe and said "Hi, Sugar" or something like that.

Then, in order not to get roped into a conversation or work, I started doing what any respectable man would do.  I made believe I was doing something important.  I started looking at my bellybutton.

When you find a tick in your bellybutton, it's best not to tell your wife.  Trust me, I know, somehow. 

People even ask YAHOO WHAT TO DO when they panic over ticks in bellybuttons.

Don't panic.  Here's what I did.

I decided I needed an iced coffee.  That was my excuse to go across the street, get out in the sun again, and have a closer look at the tick I spotted.  This way nobody in my immediate family would have to freak out and call an ambulance or have blood pressure going through the roof.

Outside in the bright sunlight I could see a lot better. Ah, the great outdoors.  I hit the jackpot.  There's two of them in there.  Just little guys but, if I take real good care of them, they should grow up in just a few days.  I need them to get bigger for my project I've been planning.

See, up there in Mad Mike's Reviews, I mentioned I want to do a Swiss Army Knife Review.  And I even talked about using it to remove a tick from a bellybutton.  We'll have step by step instructions and photos.  This is the kinda stuff I love to do.  The real deal.

Just, don't anybody mention what I'm working on around the wife, OK ? 

She'll freak out and have me going to the emergency room or have me sleeping with the dogs!



Julia said...

Errrm, well I'm freaking out, nevermind your wife! :) Ticks are such nasty little ********. We're always pulling them off the street dogs in Turkey. Can't believe you've got them in your belly button AND you're gonna look after them for a while. Hope these Swiss Army Knives live up to their good name!! :)

RyukyuMike said...

Yea, they can be annoying. I have to keep reminding myself not to scratch. Don't waant to dislodge the l'il critters and have to start this important project all over again.
What I'm hoping for is getterdun this weekend when I'll have an assistant on hand. It's really difficult spot focusing in manual mode with the camera when you do this all by yourself.
The Swiss Army knife does the trick everytime. Not to worry.

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RyukyuMike said...

Huh? Three Mile Island?

Ryan said...

Bloody hell Mike you could've warned me, there goes my lunch!!

RyukyuMike said...

Aw, shucks. I didn't know you was a city-boy and had such a sensitive stomach.
Guess I'd better warn you when we do the Swiss Army Knife stuff.
I took those l'il suckers out bar hoppin' with me last night.
Amazing, only five beers and they doubled in size!