Instead of enjoying Tatting Tea Tuesday, I went to see my doctor yesterday. He prescribed antibiotics to treat a nasty infection. Take that, bad bacteria!
By evening time I was starting to feel much better. So I thought I would read tatting blogs. Late-night blog surfing blended one link into another, and well...
My brain took off on a wild, roller coaster ride of rapid-fire synapses.
It started with Krystledawne's clever post about a proposed new word for the tatting lexicon -- gotatsic.
As I clicked happily away from blog to blog, my brain was percolating, making mad leaps of logic...
The catalyst was an innocent reference in Lace-lovin' Librarian Diane's blog post. There she was, innocently sharing her lovely Primrose Path doily and the even lovelier surprise her husband made for her.
Diane wrote of never going down into her basement. And my crazy brain set upon wondering what weird things could be lurking down there.
Leap-frogging over shadows and past strange eyes peering out from dark corners, it landed on the idea of a menacing bacteria.
That is how the idea of filaria was born.(filum being the latin word for thread and fila being its plural form) And that led to necrotizing filitis. Or thread-eating bacteria.
Of course, I do not speak latin nor have I studied one whit of medicine, so this could be complete nonsense. But the term necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating bacteria) is a misnomer so there is room for creative license in naming destructive micro-organisms. What do you all think?
Is there room for a thread-eating microbe in Tat Land?
Do you think Martha Ess might be persuaded to design a tatted microbe to represent it? She is the mastermind behind the tatted brain and the tatted representation of brain cell #3.
And if you think this idea is too weird, just take a look at these Giant Microbes.
I'm just getting warmed up.
**********Addendum**********Here's an idea for an "outbreak" game -- tat a microbe and give it to another tatter during a tatting days convention.
Once you have "caught" it, report to a quarantine area. [Really a mini-workshop - pick up a pattern and/or come back at the designated time for a lesson.)
Of course, you could be a "carrier" and give it to someone else...
The game could be called Tathogen.
It could be positively pandemic.