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I Can Get Sick

posted at 4:28 be
on Mar. 30, 2005

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Yesterday in th' mail, I finally got that thin' that made me feel completely Canadian, at on board among these quiet yet docile creatures o' th' North.

I received me BC CareCard, givin' me access t' unlimited health care. Oh, th' awesome power I now wield!

I can get so totally sick now!  It’s just like turnin' 21 in th' U.S.—I’m goin' t' go on a big binge!

I think I’ll start wi' pneumonia shooters, just t' get started, then maybe a couple fractures, a little anemia, and an untreatable skin rash fer good measure.

Oh, this be so cool!  Wait, what about th' removals… tonsils, adenoids, spleen, appendix.  All free!  All fer th' askin'!

And that don’t get me started on those other truly awesome covered conditions.  We’re talkin' needles, bed-side consults, machines that go ping…



Prrrevious entry:
Late Night Phone Call

'nother entry:
Wax Museums, Th' Deal Wi'


“Th' sad truth be that most evil be done by people who no nay ne'er make up their minds t' be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I be knowin' does trade large portions o' his life fer entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one o' them. In th' course o' writin' this I’ve watched all 13 episodes o' House o' Cards and who knows how many morrrr West Win' episodes, and I’ve spent any number o' blurred hours fallin' down internet rabbit holes. All instead o' readin', or writin', or workin', or spendin' real time wi' people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there be gods and they be just, then they will not care how devout ye have been, but will welcome ye based on th' virtues ye have lived by. If there be gods, but unjust, then ye should not want t' worship them. If there be no gods, then ye will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in th' memories o' yer loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play wi' variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only th' person who has learned Continual Love comin' from a heart o' Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal wi' th' problem o' loneliness.”

...who said it?







Yo-ho-ho Travis,

I ha'nae written t' ye in a very long time. Maybe not since we went bowlin' several years ago. Anyways, as I be readin' ye column, a thought occurred t' me: as a Canadian ye get a health card (aft th' obligatory waitin' period o' course), but does yer lady get one too?

Does Th' winsome lass, by virtue o' bein' married t' a Canadian, eventually become eligible fer any form o' health care as well? Me guess would be no, but I simply ha'nae a clue. It be strange that I have no nay ne'er thought o' this before.

Havin' suffered through an entire semester long course called "Health Care Policy" while I be completin' me degree in Political Science, one would think I should be knowin' th' answer t' this question. But I dern't. I hope I be not bein' too nosy. I be not really askin' about yer lady per say, but morrrr about th' situation o' a non-Canadian comin' t' live in Canada.

That's all. I hope ye be enjoyin' livin' in Vancouver. I be just there fer a conference two weeks ago. Lovely city. As I checked into me fleabag inn, I realized that other than several connections through th' airport, and a jr. high class trip t' Expo 86 I would rather forget, I have no nay ne'er really "been" t' Vancovuer. I have been missin' out on so much. I hope t' get back soon!

Karry from Calgary


Posted by Karry
  at 12:51 pm on Apr. 5, 2005

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