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Giardia
04-16-2006, 04:18 PM
Yay, just got sleeping sickness and black death for Easter! My dad is promising me one more for a reason I can't remember, and I have eight dollars left form last time I bought some:D (they cost eight dollars canadian here). Probably getting TB and Polio. Since my new addition was given to me this morning, I officially have all the health, all the maladies, all the exotics, all the calamities, all the venereals, and all the alimentaries (I think that's how you spell it). Just the Professional and critters left to go! Starting professionals next...:D :D :D. Happy Easter!!!!

kskerr
04-17-2006, 01:10 AM
I just got pimple and polio from my sister a couple days ago, now all I need is Louse until the new ones come out...

Giardia
04-17-2006, 01:44 PM
Pimple is so cute! Everyone i know loves him.:D Wow, I'm getting polio and TB probably today! Keeping my fingers crossed...

Giardia
04-17-2006, 06:23 PM
Just got in the door with TB about 15 minutes ago!:D :D Planning to buy Polio this weekend!:D :D I have 24 now, just 7 left! (Polio, HIV, Hepatitis, dust mite, bed bug, louse, and bookworm).

kskerr
04-17-2006, 08:38 PM
My friend liked polio, says that one is masculine, said that pimple was gross and pink. Pimple is so salmon, not pink, normally I don't nit pick too much about colors (green is green and so on) but salmon is not pink...

kskerr
04-17-2006, 08:39 PM
Congrats on getting TB (te he that sounds funny :p), I think TB is adorable :D!

Giardia
04-17-2006, 10:35 PM
The seam line makes him look like he's frowning:D :D . He's sitting across the room, scowling at me right now...:D :D

kskerr
04-18-2006, 01:53 AM
Yeah I like the expression the seam line gives TB, mine is up near the ceiling looking down at me with a frown :).

Crazy4Microbes
04-18-2006, 03:23 PM
TB kind of looks like a frowning pickle.

Giardia
04-18-2006, 07:41 PM
hey, you're right! It does look like a frowning pickle. Less bumpy, though!:D

kskerr
04-19-2006, 02:50 AM
An adorable frowning bumpless pickle :rolleyes:....

Giardia
04-19-2006, 04:48 PM
Exept a little to bright green for a pickle, maybe.:rolleyes:

kskerr
04-19-2006, 08:21 PM
It is actually the color of this cole slaw that they carry(ied) at my former place of employment (I was a deli clerk to pay for undergrad college), it was gross stuff, they dyed it green too. I hate slaw!

kskerr
04-19-2006, 08:22 PM
The color is way cuter on TB than it was in the slaw :D!

Giardia
04-20-2006, 10:03 PM
Gross! Died cole slaw? I hate slaw, period! Too much matonaise for my taste.:D

kskerr
04-21-2006, 01:54 AM
Ah this was an oil vinegar slaw, I am betting that the vinegar leaches out the cabbage color and so they are reintroing it but not using quite the right color and amount to make it look realistic, instead it is that bright yellow green color, practically identical to our beloved TB... Slaw is slaw to me though, all is yuck! I do not mind mayo, like some mayo based salads, just not slaws.

kskerr
04-21-2006, 01:54 AM
So glad I do not have to serve slaw anymore!!!

Giardia
04-21-2006, 12:10 PM
Ant slaw is gross, no matter what it's made of!

kskerr
04-21-2006, 02:08 PM
Ant slaw :confused:??? Is that what y'all call cole slaw up north or are ants involved :eek:?!?

Giardia
04-21-2006, 06:58 PM
I think, and I think, that was a typo. LOL, Ant Slaw! How on earth did that happen?:D :D :D :D . I can't stop laughing! oh my gosh! Can't...breathe...*GASP*.

Giardia
04-21-2006, 07:06 PM
Woooo! Got Bed Bug Today! He's My First Critter! Yaaaay!:D :D :D :D

kskerr
04-24-2006, 10:50 PM
Congrats!!!!!! :D:D:D:D

kskerr
04-24-2006, 10:54 PM
Breath Giardia, breath, let it out, don't sufficate!!! Good to hear that Canadians don't make slaw out of insects, Canada is back on the list of places I can potentially visit... Ant is just how Canadians that can't spell spell any, I get it now ;). PS: I cain't spells neither :D!

Giardia
04-25-2006, 05:37 PM
I'm a VERY good speller! I just can't type!:D :D :D :D

kskerr
04-26-2006, 10:39 PM
I'm an awesome speller... when I am on the computer and have spellchecker :D !!! I am a microbiologist not an english major ;)!

kskerr
04-26-2006, 11:14 PM
Momma sent me the soap dispenser, the blue hat and louse, whoever packed it was hilarious, they wrapped louse up in the hat :D! I had wondered if she read the forum and found out about my wanting the blue hat but turns out she just figured I might like it, I do! My hat wearing friend was amused by it, first time he's seen me in a hat, I generally don't wear them due to the hat hair thing but this one is too cool and I had to show off :D!!!

Giardia
04-28-2006, 10:04 PM
I envy you!:rolleyes: omg, I can't believe they wrapped up the louse in the hat! If you kept it under your hat, people who try to grab the hat off your head would see it underneath! THEN they wouldn't want to share your hat! It would make a rather interesting lump, though...:D :D :D

kskerr
04-29-2006, 12:11 PM
I got the box and knew my mom had to have gotten louse too, she knows that it is the final peice of the collection and all, but I couldn't see it until I picked up the hat, I certainly got a good laugh out of it! Oh and she just saw the hat and impulse bought it for me, she had no idea that I wanted it, she told me the color was a no brainer (Blue is one of my favs). It would be funny to try but could damage the tag...

Giardia
04-30-2006, 03:40 PM
Precious Tag!!

Giardia
04-30-2006, 03:41 PM
YAAAAAAY! Bought polio, H.I.V, and Hepatitis yesterday! Only three more!!!! Hoorahh!:D :D :D :D Just need louse, bookworm, and dust mite!

kskerr
04-30-2006, 07:27 PM
Congrats!!!! So close, you'll have them all in no time :D!!!

Giardia
05-01-2006, 10:53 PM
yes, hehehe:D :D :D :D

kskerr
05-01-2006, 11:37 PM
And then there will be more and we both get to start again :D :) :)

mazuac
09-15-2006, 09:19 PM
i don't think so, but i just ordered E.coli and Salmanolla, do you have them? if you do which one was cooller:)

kskerr
09-15-2006, 10:42 PM
If that post was directed at me, yes you can delete your posts, I checked before saying you could, you click edit and then one of the options on the bottom is delete. I have all but that one that is only sold in Germany as far as the Giantmicrobes are concerned, I like both of them the same. Samonella comes with a funny story, my sister got a lizard when everyone told her not to, I told her she should not because they often carry Salmonella and I did not want my toddler niece to be at risk. She is very annoying about the stupid thing and pretends it is her second child and is generally irritating and I am totally against the stupid thing because of it. Well for Christmas she bought me Salmonella and had it wrapped and the tag said it was from her lizard, rather clever and quite funny.

Only funny thing about E. coli is that pretty much everyone fought over who would get that one for me, think my youngest sister won but I am not sure, shows how much it matters who got which, all I cared about is that I got them all! I tried to explain to my mother, the worst of the bunch, that just because she might not think she got me the coolest of the bunch does not mean I think that, like pimple, no one wanted to get me that one specifically but it holds a special place since it is the relative of my first research organism as a grad student, my sister got it for me when I only had 3 left to get, that one and polio when my mom wanted to get me polio but had to get me louse instead. Unfortunately they all live in the same house otherwise when the new ones came out I could possibly have gone to each and said, "I really really want ____" and chosen who got what so they would each think they were getting the best but in reality they are all pretty much equal unless they make my research organism in which case I would likely ask everyone for that one and buy it myself so I could decorate the offices, and labs with it. Hear that GIANTmicrobes inc., if you make Bifidobacteria I'll buy a ton of them!!!!

Tuburculosis
09-16-2006, 08:15 AM
E. COLI IS COOLER BY FAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!sallmanela just falls apart.they forgot to do watever they do to the ends of fallegella!

mazuac
09-16-2006, 09:03 AM
oh, okay :) e. coli is SOOO mine~!

Tuburculosis
09-16-2006, 09:04 AM
its not the coolist of all giant microbes,

mazuac
09-16-2006, 09:05 AM
oh, belierve me, i know. i am waiting for white blood cell :)

Tuburculosis
09-16-2006, 09:11 AM
i wish it was,i would have one more to buy!

mazuac
09-16-2006, 09:12 AM
:) wow you have every one... congrats :) i only have 3, soon to be 4 :)

Tuburculosis
09-16-2006, 09:13 AM
no,i only have 16,might get my 17th and 18th today though!

mazuac
09-16-2006, 09:17 AM
jeez, how much money do you have ??? well, i will brb, gonna check my email :)

mazuac
09-17-2006, 03:46 PM
yes, i agree. guess what! well, don't eat spinich b/c 1 the e.coli outbreak did not only affect bagged spinich it also affected normal spicich, and 2 i apoligize...

Pollock II
09-17-2006, 03:48 PM
They say that you can just boil it and eat it, but I'm skeptical because those plants were soaking up the water, so it's in the cells of the plant, you can't really boil it out.

Tuburculosis
09-17-2006, 03:49 PM
boiloed spinich?i there was a yuck emitocon i would use it!

Pollock II
09-17-2006, 03:53 PM
You just cook it and put butter and salt all over it. So delicious!

Tuburculosis
09-17-2006, 03:54 PM
:eek: yuck!hate spinich!

Giardia
09-17-2006, 03:54 PM
I strongly dislike spinach, myself. It's too slimy!

mazuac
09-17-2006, 03:55 PM
lol, i like asperagues

Tuburculosis
09-17-2006, 03:55 PM
to slimy.yes!

Pollock II
09-17-2006, 03:56 PM
I like eating fresh baby spinach leaves for a snack. Just rinse them off and dip 'em in a little Italian dressing. Of course, I can't do it now; not with e.coli on the loose.

mazuac
09-17-2006, 03:56 PM
but the way my mom makes asparigeus... YUM

Pollock II
09-17-2006, 03:57 PM
My mom steams it and then we slather it in butter. I especially love apseragus tips. Yummy!

mazuac
09-17-2006, 03:58 PM
wouldn't aspaeragus carry a lot of iron? i mean, soinich and aspearigus are pretty much the same thing...

Pollock II
09-17-2006, 03:59 PM
Apseragus does have a lot of iron, but it's a seasonal veggie, meaning that it's really only good and available at certain times of the year.

mazuac
09-17-2006, 04:01 PM
oh, okay... well, if brocolli doesn;t make you gag, then go for it!woo hoo

Pollock II
09-17-2006, 04:02 PM
I love all sorts of veggies, except eggplants and beets. Bleugh. I think my favorite would have to be artichokes (those green leafy pinecone looking things).

mazuac
09-17-2006, 04:04 PM
yeah i know, i force myself to eat beets sometimes b/c it;s is healthy for you...

Tuburculosis
09-17-2006, 06:08 PM
beets=bad...

mazuac
09-17-2006, 06:12 PM
they taste like dirt and feel like worms... lol!

kskerr
09-17-2006, 07:20 PM
My mom steams it and then we slather it in butter. I especially love apseragus tips. Yummy!

That is how my family eats that nasty stuff, bleck!

The cooking of the spinach kills the E. coli, it does not like to be boiled... It is best to not attempt it though, you could potentially get it on your hands and contaminate other things as you prepare it. I doubt this thing will last too long and then you can go back to eating your rabbit food... The system has gotten pretty good at tracking and stopping the spread of epidemics, years ago this would have potentially been much worse since it would not have been recognised as quickly, especially since some states only have a few cases from the sounds of it. Hospitals used to not have to report diseases to the CDC and so didn't, now certain ones have to be reported almost immediately and so they can see a pattern emerge quickly and get to work on it.

mazuac
09-17-2006, 07:34 PM
my mom LOVES beets... i dunno how she eats them...

Giardia
12-02-2006, 09:58 PM
Back on topic, I am now the proud owner of five of the new microbes...picked them up today at the mall at a store called Seeing is Believeing. I almost squealed when I saw them:p . They are:

Red Blood Cell

White Blood Cell

Typhoid Fever

Scum

Lyme Disease


Just 11 more!

Gadolin
12-03-2006, 08:16 AM
You're lucky! I still need 15.

Giardia
12-03-2006, 10:22 AM
which one do you have?

kskerr
12-04-2006, 09:45 PM
I just need the new ones and the fake german one.

Giardia
12-04-2006, 10:43 PM
i want the german one...it will be hard to get

crivit
12-06-2006, 11:12 AM
Does anyone have any friends in Germany that could get several of German exclusive microbe? It would be nice if we could set something up where everyone on the board who wanted one could get it.

kskerr
12-07-2006, 08:20 PM
Does anyone have any friends in Germany that could get several of German exclusive microbe? It would be nice if we could set something up where everyone on the board who wanted one could get it.

I may be able to arrange something with my friend in Germany...

crivit
12-08-2006, 08:04 AM
That would be awesome. :D :D

Giardia
12-08-2006, 06:35 PM
I already found a way to get mine!

Adenine
12-12-2006, 10:54 AM
Agreed, that would be very cool.

Giardia
12-15-2006, 10:10 PM
Got Soccer fever!!! WEEEEEE! So happy! :D

kskerr
12-16-2006, 01:20 PM
Got Soccer fever!!! WEEEEEE! So happy! :D

Cool, how did you get it?

Giardia
12-16-2006, 03:36 PM
e-mailed the company...they sent me an e-mail back asking for my address, so i sent it, and a week and a half later, Soccer Fever turned up in the mail!:D :D :D :D

kskerr
12-21-2006, 12:26 PM
e-mailed the company...they sent me an e-mail back asking for my address, so i sent it, and a week and a half later, Soccer Fever turned up in the mail!:D

Awesome, that is a method I suggested at some point I think :D

Tuburculosis
12-22-2006, 01:37 PM
im the owner of two new microbes! mosquito and Lyme.

kskerr
12-23-2006, 12:40 PM
I have who knows how many under the tree that I will get tomorrow since my family opens our gifts on the eve. My boyfriend will be opening his gift from me on Christmas day when I go over there, can't wait to see the look on his face! I think I will try and sneakily have my camera ready to snap a shot of it, should be priceless! I already told him I wanted to get pics of us so the camera will have a reason to be there, I think I'll insist on taking some pics before he opens his gift so then I'll just have it in my lap when I give him his gift... If I did not mention before he told me he was getting me a pink drill for Christmas so I got a staple gun and sprayed it fluorescent pink, then he changed his mind and got me this adorable little drill/screwdriver thing that is not pink. Though he says he got me another present so who knows he may have also gotten a pink thing, either way he is getting a fluorescent pink staple gun since he started it and did not tell me he changed his mind since the pink drill looked junky until AFTER I had painted the staple gun. Had he told me one day sooner he may have gotten a yellow staple gun. He can try removing the paint too, unless he got me something pink, then he can't or I will kick his butt. Dang it why must I have to wait so long for Christmas! Good thing my Mom has claimed me for today and tomorrow otherwise I would not be able to resist giving it to him before, I am horrid at waiting to give presents and this one I have been keeping since before Thanksgiving, I left it in Iowa over that holiday otherwise I would have likely given it to him then! Lol, I am awful :rolleyes:!

Giardia
12-24-2006, 09:33 AM
I'm leaving to visit relatives in about 15 min...they live a four hour drive away! It's my mom's side of the family...we get together at my grandma's and exchange gifts and eat pie and turkey, and all that junk...then, after about 5 hours at their place, we get back in the car and drive 4 hours to home...by the end of the day, i'm so tired I crash on my bed and sleep in my clothes! Exept on Christmas eve, I can't actually get to sleep, too exited.

Tuburculosis
12-24-2006, 09:44 AM
e-mailed the company...they sent me an e-mail back asking for my address, so i sent it, and a week and a half later, Soccer Fever turned up in the mail!:D :D :D :D
how much money?

Giardia
12-25-2006, 01:27 PM
zero dollars and zero cents...shipping, zero dollars and zero cents:D :D :D :D

Giardia
12-25-2006, 01:27 PM
I got flea and algae for x-mas!

Adenine
12-26-2006, 02:42 PM
I got a whole bucketload of microbes: Yeast, Mad Cow, Sleeping Sickness, Pimple and Bookworm were under the tree yesterday.

kskerr
12-28-2006, 11:36 AM
That is insane, we would only go to the relatives 4 hours away if we were going to spend at least one night but generally we would stay a couple days. I got WBC, RBC (the blood cells), Algae, krill, mosquitto, scum, lyme disease, the keychain, a mug and a blue shirt. I think that is all, lol.

kskerr
12-28-2006, 11:38 AM
Ah I forgot, I also got flea. Hmm silly thing, I only saw Giardia's post about driving 8 hours in one day, that is what my above reply is talking about :p.

Giardia
12-29-2006, 04:21 PM
I also forgot to mention...I got the soap dispenser:D

kskerr
12-30-2006, 11:46 AM
I also forgot to mention...I got the soap dispenser:D

The soap dispenser is adorable, Mom got it for me for my last birthday :).

Giardia
12-30-2006, 02:33 PM
it will find its place in one of our bathrooms...the colour in there is blue, and the dispenser will fit in quite nicely

Tuburculosis
12-03-2007, 03:42 PM
With Christmas coming, many people will have use of this thread.

I resurrect this thread!

*big swirly graphic affects and random explosions everywhere*

Thread resurrected!:D :rolleyes: :D

mazuac
12-03-2007, 05:22 PM
Not anymore, with all the new microbes!

Tuburculosis
12-04-2007, 02:31 PM
Not anymore, with all the new microbes!
They will brag about the new microbes they got.

mazuac
12-13-2007, 08:38 AM
True, true XD I want some, but shipping is sooo expensive! Remeber when the microbes used to be $5-6 each with a shipping and handeling price of, like, three dollars! OH, those were the days!

kskerr
02-08-2008, 11:59 PM
Lol, Christmas earned me having them all again, not counting the ultimate in cuteness just released "petri dishes". Oh they are the most awesomely adorable things ever conceived (besides my niece and godson of course :rolleyes:).

Tuburculosis
02-09-2008, 12:04 PM
I never had them all. they always ended up making more. I lost white blood cell and salmonella has gone bald, so that gives me two mad cows, no salmonella, and 1 less because of the leukocyte. I probably have like, 45 now?

10825
09-14-2008, 08:22 AM
I contacted GM to get Fußballfieber. I hope he arrives!:) I have to say, I like Salmonella better than e. coli. And Bookworm is a lot bigger than I expected.:)

10825
10-14-2008, 03:22 PM
I just got scum, polio, ulcer, and maggot!!!:d

10825
10-19-2008, 06:16 PM
I'd also like to brag about my newest, TB and T4!!!!:D:D:):D

Stomach Ache*Special
10-19-2008, 06:54 PM
lol, you're lucky! My B-day is many months away! And I don't think I'll be able to get much of anything for Christmas...-_-'

Anyway, so does TB frown at you?(o_o) Because mine is... right now... *looks at TB*....... across my room....... frowning!(0_0) :D xD lol! And I heard that T4 has little bendy legs!

10825
10-20-2008, 02:32 PM
lol, you're lucky! My B-day is many months away! And I don't think I'll be able to get much of anything for Christmas...-_-'

Anyway, so does TB frown at you?(o_o) Because mine is... right now... *looks at TB*....... across my room....... frowning!(0_0) :D xD lol! And I heard that T4 has little bendy legs!

Yes, he has an enormous frown! T4 is SO great!!!!:D He has tiny bendy legs that break easily (his right front already did!) he has a cute purple head and is surprisingly small! (and looks nothing like the picture!) Anyway, I love him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D:)

supergerm
10-20-2008, 07:59 PM
I got gangrene sperm cell red ant and the little keychain:D last week

10825
10-21-2008, 03:10 PM
I got gangrene sperm cell red ant and the little keychain:D last week
What are those like?:):)

Stomach Ache*Special
10-24-2008, 05:44 PM
Cool!:D Is the key chain a Common Cold?

10825
11-01-2008, 05:08 PM
I got Rabies!:D