Having squeezed some not-very-pretty ooze out of various sores these last few days, I have recently been sluicing the Lower Deck with iodine tincture. Rather a messy process which leaves one looking like an Oompalumpa, though not so short in the leg.
Still, it’s all in the name of medicine and a happier derriere ( though the latter is all relative), so no great drama. Until, however, you manage to lose the lid to the bottle. There has been one such great drama aboard the good ship Dippers this morning. The drama then increased when my Blue Peter styley replacement lid failed and an orange waterfall cascaded out of the wall netting and down onto everything below, leaving an orange stain saying ‘Iodine woz ere…in a BIG way’. The bottle has since been adorned with a second makeshift lid, and has been thrice taped, bagged and given a Final Warning and a Very Stern Look.
Meanwhile, I am covered in orange/brown/black tidelines, complementing my standard zinc oxide cream whitewash. It is as though I have tried out life as a chameleon, but then changed my mind part way through the colour change. Very Funny really. Here’s hoping it wears off a bit or gets bleached out by the sun before the beach – or I shall look very odd indeed. Or at least even odder than I am already going to be, wobbling ashore with uncertain land legs, sun bleached, salty and perhaps a bit dazed and confused by all the strange sights. And people – I’ve not seen one of those for 115 days. No loud noises or sudden movements, eh? Or you might scare me back out to the waves and my chameleon half-life.
Joking – I shall be supra-excited to see folks and have two (or more)sided conversations again. Warning: I may not be able to shut up – I have nearly 5 months of chatter to make up.
Mum, I promise, your long-overdue, and now very orange, hug is on its way…I shall see you in M.
From Day 115 and The Orange Team,
Outey Toot Toot x
This will make you laugh… Having finished writing the above, I thought ‘Hmf, that’s not very comfortable’. Turning over to reach said discomfort, the errant lid to the chameleon juice was retrieved. From inside my lycra shorts! I promptly promoted the whole drama to Very Very Funny status. I am a First Class muppet.
Joan B , Paul Heslop- Sign me up, sign me up! I will eat it for 3 or 5 or even 10 years if they like, for real sciencey reliability.
John Murton (BHC) – Delicious. Absolutely cannot wait. Do you have horseradish sauce in M?
Dagmar – I have ideas, I just need a willing sponsor. So I may need to rejoin the normal world first before the next adventure. Ox Alumni will be among the first to hear, worry ye not.