Monday, April 21, 2008

My bathroom is a nuclear waste site

David used to be a health safety officer in the military, with a special nuclear something or other rating. His job was to test radiation exposure at the hospital, and run a sound company on the side while pretending to be a full time military officer.

Anyway, today I had to get this test where I was injected with glowing-yellow-nuclear-something so they could track it through my body. David gave me this long explanation the other night of how it works, and nuclear half lives, and how there is this huge debate, basically over the proper disposal of my pee, which today contains nuclear waste.

Then, today, after the test, I went out to eat with David and the guys from ACS. I arrived first, and then they walked in. David was in front, carrying a big, yellow Geiger counter. Well, actually a radiation survey meter, called an ion chamber. It got a few looks.

Why does he own this? I have no idea. But, it may come in useful to check the bathroom.


Anonymous said...

You should be urinating into a lead-lined container and then depositing that at a certified nuclear waste facility – or better still, sell it to the Iranians. They’re looking for nuclear materials.

Do you glow in the dark.

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Anonymous said...

Jimmy Carter may need to get involved, it's a complex issue . . . . thinking of you and hoping you at least get a diagnosis out of this! allison

Anonymous said...

nuclear pee... Now I've heard it all...

your brudder,