Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sweat Test and Showering Nude Near Alamo

I took the day off work today to take Josh across San Antonio to Methodist Hospital for a sweat chloride test. We scheduled it last week when he saw his pulmonologist. It was actually recommended by the pulmonary doctors in Houston. They wanted to rule out Cystic Fibrosis because Joshua showed signs of inflammation in all his sinuses in his MRI. They first prescribed 2 weeks worth of antibiotics, which Joshua finished a week or so ago.

The clinician who performed the sweat test today told us that our doctor should have the results by tomorrow.

On the way home from the hospital, Joshua and I turned on the radio to get ready to listen to Dave Ramsey on AM 550. His show would be on in just a few minutes (from 1-4pm). But as we got out onto the highway, we heard a reporter interviewing people and telling of something strange happening downtown near the Alamo. Crowds were gathering there in anticipation of an event scheduled by PETA representatives. PETA stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

A couple of women were going to be showering naked in front of the Alamo in protest of something. We couldn't understand what the protest was supposed to be about. And before long, the Dave Ramsey show was on. So, we forgot about the crazy women of PETA and their live event.

But as I signed onto my website, VWootenWorld, I saw my live picture I keep on here of the Alamo, and that brought to my mind the event we'd heard about hours ago. I looked up the story online to see if I could figure out what the protest was all about. And here is what I found:


Apparently, the idea was to try to convince people that it is not only animal friendly to be a vegetarian, but also environmentally friendly - somehow. Anyway, I still love meat too much to become a vegetarian. And no matter how many crazy people get naked and take showers in public, that is not likely to change my mind.

Oh, and we are having Pot Roast for dinner tonight. In fact, it should be done now... and my tummy is already grumbling... bring on the beef!

1 comment:

Haven said...

I hope to hear good news on Josh!!!!

Now about the Alamo - that is funny! I agree with you - no matter how many people run around naked taking showers in public I'm still eating my meat!

Hope you are all doing well!

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