I Hear The Drums Echoing Tonight

For our honeymoon, not only are we going to Spain and Portugal, but we are going to Morocco. That means two continents. One being in Africa. Northern Africa to be more precise. If I am going to be around wild animals they say I should get a rabies shot. But hell, there are wild animals all over DC and I haven’t received a shot. They also say I need a Hepatitis B shot if I am going to get frisky with the locals. Typhoid is also recommended for developing countries, but according to the Department of State aren’t all countries that are not the United States, developing. Heck. It’s us verses them. You are either with us or against us. Ride ’em cowboy. Buy back to typhoid. I think I should try that one out. Everyone on the Oregon Trail seemed to croak from that, so better safe than dead. Speaking of which, I think I need to stop at the next general store and get some bullets. It’s deer hunting season.

So other than the Hepatitis A shot, I should probably get a booster for my tetanus, measles, and polio, if I haven’t already. But then again I kind of want to get the Hep B shot, just to have option of small talk with the doctor. “Hey Doc, you ever have any patients that could recommend some locals to get frisky with, I am getting my Hep B shot. Might as well drink the water, so to speak. (Nudge nudge.) – Heck, have you been over there? Maybe you could make some personal recommendations.”

And you are sure as shit that the moment I touch down on the soil of Africa, I’ll be singing Toto’s song. I bless the rains down in Africa. Oh yeah! I should be a true American and wear cowboy boots. Actually I should wear cowboy boots anyways.

8 Responses to “I Hear The Drums Echoing Tonight”

  • gettin’ fris-kay! ’bout it, ’bout it.

  • Gonna take some time to do the things we never had-aya-aaa!! dun Dun DUN! KEYBOARD SOLO!

  • you should totally wear cowboy boots.

  • just get the hep b shot… i have a friend who went everywhere – everywhere last year, didn’t get frisky with the locals, yet still got hep b.
    play it safe – just do it.

    she also got horrible bug bites all over her legs, and a year later, she still has marks and scars from them.

  • Even if you don’t get frisky, you’ll want the option to share a needle or two while there, right? 😉

    Seriously, I’d Definitely go for A and B, Typhoid, etc. When I asked my doctor about boosters, she seemed to think it wasn’t necessary, but maybe your doctor feels differently.

    Be prepared to feel a bit ‘space-y’ on the day you get your Hep A and B. Maybe I’m just a wimp, but I felt really out of it for most of the day, and I didn’t even get the B.

  • Oops, just realized I left another seriously big emoticon for all the IE users out there. Sorry ’bout that.

  • it’s ok, dave. we know you just REALLY like the needles.

  • I say you don’t need any of them for the places you are going. MY mom made me get Hep B before I went to college (!) but unless you’re spending a month or more in Morocco I wouldn’t bother. I’m always surprised more people don’t have it. Of course, if your insurance pays for it you might want to go ahead.

    This is coming from someone who has had to get Hep A & B, Typhoid, Yellow Fever and Tetnus. I’m kind of proud of the fact that I’ve been to a country that required Yellow Fever, they’re hard to ocme by these days. The last time I was at my friendly travel immunization clinic I told them to throw in a polio for the hell of it. The only thing I haven’t gotten is Japanese emcyphilitis because it cost $400! I decided to risk it.

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