Monday, April 4, 2011

Goatie

{And a Note from Sickbay}



You guys have been so patient. All this art talk and no goats for ages. For now I'll just say the show opening was a ball, and a Peak Life Experience were it not for some sort of splendidly horrid bacterial plague going around Delhi.  All weekend our friends dropped like flies with onslaughts of sudden projectile vomiting and/or bouts of explosive diarrhea.  It was like the beginning of a zombie movie, when everyone contracts that airborne zombie virus. I made it through the show opening just fine, but on Saturday night -just as India beat Sri Lanka in the cricket World Cup and 1.2 billion Indians went absolutely apesh*t- I felt a rumble in the Bronx and I knew I was screwed. I won't go into any further detail besides saying it was so violent I pulled a hamstring mid-session with a squat-toilet the next morning in the Delhi airport. Kittens, I wish this not even on my worst enemy.

Let's move on. To the goat. Notice the goatie necklace made of rubber shoe sole. And that tiny creepy pinky goatie tongue. How can that not make your day? Seriously.

19 comments:

  1. aw honey. glad to hear the opening was a ball, so sad to hear about the terrible zombie puking, happy it seems you are on the mend, and just smitten with that goatie.

    i cant wait till the little one is old enough to meet some goats....

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  2. taking a second look at this photo--- never mind. i will just leave him home with papa until then so *I* can go cuddle some goats.

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  3. Brilliant goat. Sorry to hear about the sickness...

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  4. I need a goat! They're so ridiculous that it's cute.

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  5. I can't stop laughing about the goatie necklace.

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  6. I'm glad you had a lovely time. Coming back to read your posts is so refreshing.

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  7. Too perfect - my future goat(s) will definitely be rocking some sort of necklace. So sorry about the plague. Hope you feel better soon!

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  8. Oh no, Lily! That's no fun. I hope you feel better, and glad to hear you weren't sick for the show.
    Oh, and GOATS!

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  9. ahem, in case i wasn't clear, i have a thing for goats.

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  10. You know your goats, and this one is a good 'un.

    I gotta admit, Delhi belly is the only thing that's kept me from visiting India. Which makes me some kind of pathetic coward, but it's a pathetic coward with an actual, genuine, full-blown phobia of puke. I made a great doctor when I was still the kind who dealt in bodily fluids, I can tell you. The kind who dived out of sight the moment a patient looked even mildly green. (No wonder I'm a psychiatrist now. I only get metaphorically puked & shat upon.) Hope the plague has passed and left you relatively unscathed, and that all your beautiful art was bought before people fell ill.

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  11. In order: So glad the opening was great. So sorry about the sickness and the pulled hamstring. And finally, yay for goats! xoxo

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  12. Yay for the opening, boo for the plague!

    I'm curious - can you eventually develop some kind of immunity, or does this happen to everyone in India?

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  13. Well I must say that I am glad you changed focus to the goat after that disturbing visual image of pulling muscles while squatting.... I hope you feel better soon!

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  14. Vomming in Delhi airport sounds grim, poor you! So great you made it through the opening though, congrats on its success

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  15. This picture with the goat ... made me melancholic ... In childhood I was raised by grandparents with goat milk ... I considered grandparents goat a second mother. I'm sorry for your trouble ..:)

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  16. Thanks for the well-wishes, guys. We've actually been unbelievably lucky and healthy for the most-part, so I guess our time was up.

    And to answer Rachel's question: it actually takes *years* to build up a resistance to that kind of stuff, but we've definitely adjusted and have been brushing our teeth with city water in Jaipur for the past five months, and we wash our fruit and veggies with it, too. We eat chaat (street food) but we're smart about it (sort of)- only fresh ingredients, clean places with constant crowds (that means it's made fresh and the locals dig it), etc.

    Delhi is just another story, though. It's literally a crap-shoot;)

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  17. Had to come back and see what the answer was. YEARS. Hmmmm ... I guess at least there is hope, although it doesn't make traveling easy. And it isn't too surprising that when you travel to a different region, you'll have to re-acclimate. I'm sure the bacteria are different in different water systems.

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