One of those days

So I spent several hours trying to figure out what’s up with the embeds. Then I got to meet the wildlife guy who’s going to trap the squirrels (the ones I thought were raccoons) nesting in my crawl space. So the little bastards remain my longtime nemesis!

Then I went out to one of the local bars with a friend. We ordered crabs. When we were finished, we noticed weird black spots on the shell of my friend’s crabs. “Where are these from?” I asked the waitress.

“Mexico or Florida,” she said.

“You mean the Gulf of Mexico. Swell.”

So I just had a heaping helping of Corexit. Ugh.

5 Responses to One of those days

  1. Thomas Ware January 10, 2013 at 7:28 pm #

    Speaking as a witch doctor, your long and thoroughly documented history with Squirrel can mean only one thing: she is one of your guardians, a member of your totem.

    Ten Bears

  2. susie January 10, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

    I was afraid you would say that.

  3. JJ January 10, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

    Shoulda fed the crabs to the squirrels…

  4. quixote January 11, 2013 at 1:29 am #

    I don’t know if it’ll make you feel any better (I’m guessing not) but Corexit is a detergent, so you wouldn’t see it, and you couldn’t get a lot of it. It would kill the animal first. Oil would smear rather than form black spots, and usually it accumulates as grime at joints. The black spots were probably a harmless colony of bluegreen algae that made a really poor choice of neighborhood to settle in. They might even be good for you. Spirulina, that all the fuss is about, is a bluegreen. (Joke! I’m not suggesting you gnaw on the shell in future!)

  5. susie January 11, 2013 at 10:03 am #

    It’s not the Corexit itself. It’s that its presence means you’re ingesting oil.

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