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Giardia
04-22-2006, 11:19 AM
Hi there! Now, a few of us at this forum have been discussing the idea (brilliantly thought up buy moi) of Microbes christmas ornaments. They would basically be little pvc figurines with loops attached to the tops for all your tree hanging needs. There was a thought of them having a little santa hat on, too. So, pick wether you would like to see ornaments or not, and wether you would like them to have santa hats or not. I was thinking they could come singularly, in packs of the categories (e.g, health, maladies), or in a box of all the microbes. Pick one of these options, too! We thought a poll would be a good idea, so we could show the results in an e-mail to the company to show that there is interest in the idea! We'd like to have them available this coming christmas, so cast your votes now! You should have picked three choices in the end, by the way, unless you select "no", then you need only pick no! Voting is a huge help, and remember, if there is lots of interest to show when the e-mail is sent, we could have germ-infested trees for (hopefully) christmas 2006!

Shark's Protein
04-23-2006, 06:57 PM
Please no Santa Hats. I'm Jewish and would use them for my Hanukah bush, and would rather have it more secular for that matter.

Giardia
04-23-2006, 08:20 PM
Yeah, I realized that after I made the poll. It would not be fair to poeple from other religions if we used a christian Icon, also they look more like microbes without hats! Thanks for voting!

kskerr
04-24-2006, 11:03 PM
I would not mind too much if they had santa hats, though I would prefer if it were an option, I would possibly get both sets but would probably like the ones without the hats better, especially since then they could be used for other things besides Christmas ornaments then... I've never heard of a Hanukah bush, cool!

kskerr
04-24-2006, 11:05 PM
I'm dreaming of a microbial Christmas, just have to have ornaments to make it so...

Giardia
04-25-2006, 05:33 PM
I'm dreaming of a microbial Christmas, just have to have ornaments to make it so......where ebola glistens, and TB listens to hear E.coli in the snow...

kskerr
04-26-2006, 10:34 PM
May all your cultures grow right and may all your inoculated potatoes have blight

Giardia
04-28-2006, 10:25 PM
Ummmmm...that made no sense...:confused:

Giardia
04-28-2006, 10:25 PM
I mean, the first part did, but the second part was weird. It made sense, it was just weird...

kskerr
04-29-2006, 12:42 PM
Potato blight, it is a fungal infection of potatoes, caused massive problems in Ireland where potatoes are a staple diet. I added the innoculated because I would not wish for someone that does not want it to have it considering how many people starved because of it. Only went with blight because it rhymed with right.

Giardia
04-30-2006, 03:16 PM
yes, I learned about potato blight. It was just a weird line...

kskerr
04-30-2006, 06:52 PM
It is hard for me, I am a micro major not an english major, I have repressed all those english lessons that taught of rhyming and that...

Giardia
05-01-2006, 11:12 PM
I love to write stuff

kskerr
05-01-2006, 11:58 PM
Only when I am not forced!

Giardia
05-02-2006, 11:11 PM
There is some pressure then, but I'm usually alright.:D

kskerr
05-03-2006, 12:14 AM
I can write under pressure, only way I can get an assignment done, but only enjoy writing when I am doing it on my own free will.

Giardia
05-28-2006, 02:25 PM
meeeeeeeee 2

kskerr
05-31-2006, 04:16 PM
My momma is the writer, she writes stories and such, though for fun not as a living.

Giardia
06-04-2006, 11:56 AM
I like to do that, too

kskerr
06-04-2006, 11:17 PM
I'd rather read than write. I only have so much creativity, generally I save it for lab or whatever little project thing I'm doing.

Giardia
06-04-2006, 11:18 PM
it depend what I feel like doing. i mostly read, too

kskerr
06-04-2006, 11:28 PM
I don't think I am capable of writing a long story, I'd run out of ideas and such. It'll be hard enough writing my dissertation thing!

Giardia
06-04-2006, 11:29 PM
yeah, unless you know what you're going to write ahead of time.

kskerr
06-04-2006, 11:43 PM
I am more of a sit in front of the computer and start writing kind of person.

Giardia
06-07-2006, 04:48 PM
I'm pretty much the same.

kskerr
06-08-2006, 11:52 PM
I am barely capable of writing without having a blinking curser to lull me into the writing trance, pen and paper are difficult for me these days...

entropicebola
06-09-2006, 10:26 AM
i think this would be an awesome idea. last year for christmas i took all my microbes and put them up on the tree X) my mom wasn't too happy that we had ebola instead of a christmas angel, but it was so cute ^_^

kskerr
06-10-2006, 12:25 PM
That sounds so cool, if you do it again take a pic :D!!! My mom would just shake her head and tell me I was cute or something in her "my daughter is such a geek" kind of way...

Giardia
06-12-2006, 10:47 PM
lolzzzzzzzzz

kskerr
06-13-2006, 12:13 AM
One of these days I should get a recording of it, it is very funny :p

Giardia
06-18-2006, 08:47 PM
I like tartar sauce.

kskerr
06-19-2006, 03:15 AM
I make my own, momma used to make it with pickle relish and then I discovered using carmelised onions instead and when I finally got her to try it she converted. Bonus is then it can be used on sandwiches when the fish are done (we only serve it with breaded fish too).

Giardia
06-20-2006, 11:01 PM
I commit the crime of buying the Kraft kind...relish, mayo, and preservatives:D .

kskerr
06-21-2006, 02:40 AM
We were always too cheap to buy it premade, plus since we only used it on breaded fish/fish sticks it was better to just make what we needed at the time, not a meal we had too often so no need to have a ton of the sauce around...

Giardia
07-02-2006, 11:52 AM
I like it on fish sticks and fish and chips...and french fries...

Giardia
07-04-2006, 03:25 PM
Back on topic...I sent the suggestion for the ornaments...just waiting for a reply!

kskerr
07-05-2006, 03:00 AM
I hope they say, "awesome idea expect it by the end of November..." :D !!!

Giardia
07-05-2006, 05:57 PM
Hopefully at a time when people can still order them in time for christmas...

kskerr
07-06-2006, 04:11 PM
That is why I said by the end of November, though sooner would be better, I'd like to have them by thanksgiving so I could decorate with them....

Giardia
07-18-2006, 09:12 PM
however, i wouldn't put the salmonella next to the poultry...you wouldn't want the turkey to go to waste!

kskerr
07-19-2006, 02:33 AM
Actually I am not a huge turkey fan, well I like turkey deli meat, so it would not be so bad as long as no one ate it... I can take turkey as long as I do not have to eat the leftovers, I am not a left over turkey person, I like it fresh cooked, and I like chicken way better either way.

Giardia
07-31-2006, 10:42 AM
by brother is allergic to turkey...only roasted, he eats the deli meat. Instead, he has a gigantic plate of stuffing.

kskerr
08-04-2006, 12:57 AM
Hmmm, I think mayhap your brother is just picky or allergic to a seasoning on the roast turkey given that deli turkey is turkey (well most deli turkey is, there is a kind my mom gets that does not list turkey as an ingrediant :eek:!)...

Giardia
09-10-2006, 11:15 AM
for no reason, we had like a mini thanksgiving dinner in last night. Even though it's the beginning of september, we had a roast chicken, stuffing, potatoes, and apple pie. All the food that went into it was local, and the apples in the pie came off our trees!

Tuburculosis
09-10-2006, 03:14 PM
Im GETING TB AND HEPATITAS!!!YAY!ORDERED IT JUST NOW!!!!!!!!!

kskerr
09-10-2006, 03:16 PM
Doesn't Canada celebrate Thanksgiving on a different day than the US? Sounds like a very good dinner, cool about the apples, though I think apple pie is icky (not much of a pie person in general), if it were our family doing it Mom would save me an apple to munch while everyone else ate the pie :).

Tuburculosis
09-10-2006, 03:17 PM
im geting them,yay!!!!!!!
i like pie!:D :D :D :D

kskerr
09-10-2006, 03:36 PM
Generally we limit our bragging about recent aquisitions to one or maybe two threads...

Tuburculosis
09-10-2006, 07:21 PM
sorry,i know,im just so happy,and my mom doesnt appreciate me making sighs with pictures of hepatitas and tb all over them house :D ;)

mazuac
09-10-2006, 07:29 PM
Please no Santa Hats. I'm Jewish and would use them for my Hanukah bush, and would rather have it more secular for that matter.

I agree with you, well, i am not jewish but still.... maybe we could have them with and without santa hats! YAY

kskerr
09-11-2006, 12:47 AM
Tell her she has my sympathies...:rolleyes:

Tuburculosis
09-11-2006, 02:14 PM
:D yah,i know,i just wanted TB SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much,after all,it is my name;) :rolleyes:

mazuac
09-13-2006, 07:28 PM
i would like stomach ache:)

Tuburculosis
09-14-2006, 06:50 PM
i have all the health.plz try again in 1 seconds...

Giardia
09-15-2006, 12:54 AM
I need that exclusive german microbe!

kskerr
09-15-2006, 12:03 PM
When was your Dad going over there again?

Tuburculosis
09-15-2006, 01:52 PM
i need it too.

Pollock II
09-15-2006, 02:17 PM
When was your Dad going over there again?

Germany's a cool place, but I don't think I could ever get the "soccer fever" GM. It just doesn't seem scientifically cute enough... like adorable little stomach ache. Awwww he's a sweetie.

Tuburculosis
09-15-2006, 03:17 PM
yes,stomache ache is adorable.

kskerr
09-15-2006, 08:02 PM
Germany's a cool place, but I don't think I could ever get the "soccer fever" GM. It just doesn't seem scientifically cute enough... like adorable little stomach ache. Awwww he's a sweetie.

Stomach ache is one of my favorites. Giardia and I are mostly interested in soccer fever because we are collectors and it eats at us not having them all... Otherwise it is rather lame!

Tuburculosis
09-15-2006, 08:02 PM
thats why i want it.its one less i have

mazuac
09-15-2006, 09:40 PM
lol, i like stomch ache a lot!:)

Tuburculosis
09-16-2006, 07:21 AM
yes,its so cute!:D

mazuac
09-17-2006, 04:06 PM
yes i agree:)n very cute!

Tuburculosis
09-17-2006, 06:06 PM
all its fallagella,and its face!

Pollock II
09-17-2006, 10:41 PM
all its fallagella,and its face!


All its cilia, you mean. ;)

mazuac
09-18-2006, 03:16 PM
cilia? what is a cilia?

Pollock II
09-18-2006, 06:14 PM
It's all the little hairs that line the exterior of a cell, like all the little yellow things on Stomach ache.

A Flagellum is the whip-like tail found on sperm.

kskerr
09-18-2006, 07:07 PM
It's all the little hairs that line the exterior of a cell, like all the little yellow things on Stomach ache.

A Flagellum is the whip-like tail found on sperm.

Like the one on sperm... They are made and work completely different even though they look alike ;) :p. Cillia are like hair, microscopic hair, that some cells have, we have cilliated cells in our body actually, in our intestines and in our respiratory tract. The ones in the intestines are for nutrient absorbtion and the ones in the lungs are to help move the mucus up so the nasty stuff trapped in it is no longer in the lungs. Microbes that have them use them for movement.

mazuac
09-19-2006, 04:17 PM
so the stomache ache uses them to moves around? than what does flagella do?

kskerr
09-19-2006, 04:47 PM
so the stomache ache uses them to moves around? than what does flagella do?

That bug does not have flagella, ones that do use them for movement, some also use them for attatchment.

Tuburculosis
09-19-2006, 05:22 PM
ok,what do you meen atachment?

mazuac
09-19-2006, 05:32 PM
ohh, okay, but how does the stomach ache infect people? like i mean make them sick?

Pollock II
09-19-2006, 06:04 PM
ok,what do you meen atachment?


It will wrap its flagellum around something to anchor itself there; Sort of like how a seahorse holds onto coral with it's tail.

mazuac
09-19-2006, 06:26 PM
and then what???

kskerr
09-19-2006, 10:34 PM
It will wrap its flagellum around something to anchor itself there; Sort of like how a seahorse holds onto coral with it's tail.

It is more that it touches and sticks than it wraps it around.

kskerr
09-19-2006, 10:38 PM
and then what???

Depends on the bug, one I recently learned of will do that and then permanently attach to the surface and then grow and form what is called a biofilm, this is a clump of cells that often interact and work together, not too much is known about them yet, it is the new sexy thing in microbiology right now. They can be a benefit or cause some problems, especially when they grow on medical implants and such, they are very hard to get rid of and some diseases can make them.

Tuburculosis
09-20-2006, 06:16 AM
wow!could giant microbes make that?

kskerr
09-20-2006, 06:18 PM
wow!could giant microbes make that?

A biofilm? I don't see why not, some of them form rather cool structures. Or perhaps a set that have velcro on them so you can form your own structures, that would be cool!

mazuac
09-20-2006, 06:20 PM
yes it would!

Tuburculosis
09-20-2006, 06:49 PM
that would be so cool!:D:D :D :D

mazuac
09-20-2006, 07:27 PM
i would want the disease and or microbe small pox

kskerr
09-20-2006, 07:31 PM
i would want the disease and or microbe small pox

It is caused by a virus, that qualifies as a microbe.

mazuac
09-20-2006, 07:38 PM
cool! sweet! i am gonna send in an idea!