Thursday, July 14, 2005

Germophobia and Big Sweaties

I was always a little disturbed at how easily Bo and Luke Duke could obtain dynamite. They always seemed to have a few sticks whenever they needed it. How much did they have? Don't you have to have some sort of permit for that? Perhaps Uncle Jessie had traded in his moonshine-running days to sell explosives on the black market. I just always thought that was a little odd. Other than that, I found the show extremely entertaining and realistic.

RANDOM EDIT: My sister called me last night. She said, "You remember when you used to have that message on your answering machine where you were singing?" (I still do, but that's beside the point.) I said, "Yes." She said, "I have just now realized after all these years that you got that from Seinfeld. I just got done watching that episode." Funny. And I thought everyone knew that.

Life as a germophobe
Lately, I have become somewhat of a germophobe. Everyday when I get in the studio, one of the first things I do is wipe down the phone, mouse, mousepad, keyboard, all major knobs and switches, all pens and legal pads, and sometimes even the doorknobs, with a Clorox disinfectant wipe. Depending on the stink factor, I also sometimes spray down the room with Lysol. Then I'll go to the bathroom and wash my hands before eating my morning snack. I don't know what has gotten into me. Perhaps this comes from having worked with a Big Sweaty.

What is a Big Sweaty? Well, I'm glad you asked. I got this idea from OC Girl's Onion post. I hope she doesn't mind me doing my own version.

Characteristics of Big Sweaties
- They have the AC set to subarctic levels almost year round.
- Regardless of temperature or season, they tend to sweat profusely.
- Often seem out of breath after walking a short distance or up or down stairs.
- Seem to prefer defiling the employee restroom rather than going at home.
- Due to excessive perspiration, they often emit a malodorous scent.
- Said scent lingers long after Big Sweaty has waddled away.

So does anyone else have germophobic tendencies, or work with a Big Sweaty?

You had to be there...
"ETA on her messaging me?"
"Uhh... Well, I can't find the sideways 8 on character map."

"I heard your Thriller song today."
"Really? Where?"
"ZYP Metro 80's lunch."
"Whatever. It's all the same."
"Not really, but this is likely going in my blog."

(singing) "Duh-duh, duh-duh, dude looks like a lady."
"So do you ever hear from Clay?"

"How could I tell her no? Her measurements was thirty-six, twenty-five, thirty-fo. I like the way you brush your hair. And I like those stylish clothes you wear..."


  1. Who cares where they got it! They were totally HOT!

    I must be the last non-germophobe left on this earth. I don't get it...

    Um. Ewww.

    LOL! On the Aerosmith quote!

  2. Did you hear that Cooter from the series is telling everyone NOT to see the upcoming Dukes of Hazzard movie? He's saying it's too profane and not family friendly like the TV show was. Just a random bit of info for ya.

    Ummm...germs...I keep wipes with me at all times (car, purse, work satchel, etc) and wipe down areas around me all the time. Did you see the CNN report on Anderson Cooper's 350 the other day?
    Workplace Germs
    According to a report by CNN, a workplace germ study revealed that office desktops had almost 21,000 germs per square inch, while restroom toilet seats had only 49 per square inch. Office phones were worse, with over 25,000 germs per square inch. Many of the germs were potentially harmful. The fix? Wash your hands often with hot water and soap for 18-20 seconds. Also disinfect frequently-touched office furnishings and equipment every day.

    LOL at the Big Sweaties description.

  3. Lass: So Bo or Luke? Which did you prefer?

    Cindy: I figured they'd make a farce of it. I don't expect a lot from Johnny Knoxville and Jessica Simpson.

    I didn't see that about the germs, but I do like Anderson Cooper. And I did hear one time you're supposed to sing the National Anthem while you wash your hands, and that's supposedly a good length of time to wash them. Doesn't work all that well in public restrooms, however.

  4. Bo or Luke? You mean I have to pick??? ;) No fair. Both.

  5. I agree with Lass - how could anyone pick between Bo or Luke? I really liked them both. But, what I remember most from the show was the reaction my grandpa had to Boss Hog eating raw liver - he was SO grossed out!

    I've heard that you should sing Happy Birthday (to yourself) twice while washing hands to get the right amount of time. Whatever works though. I'm just glad to see other people washing their hands too. Too many don't. Gross.

  6. "Sideways 8." Oh man. I'm ROLLING!

    That had to be a conversation between you and Kyle. It sure wasn't with a girl. We ALL know better than that!

  7. Lass and Cindy: What about Enos? lol

    Shane: Right you are! I was the one looking in character map.

  8. Boss Hog def. falls under Big Sweaty. Yuck.

    You have hit the nail on the head with the description...

    Thanks for the mention...

  9. Sure.

    Missed you yesterday.

  10. I'm ok with germs, but I definitely know a Big Sweaty. My former boss used to not only defile the bathroom every morning promptly at 9:45, but he also used to leave us a nice turd-streaked present on the back of the toilet seat. Of course, the flies that came out of the urinal (along with its foul-smelling liquidesque regurgitation of multi-colored sewer goo) were glad to have the dirty seat around so that they had reason to overtake the *entire* bathroom.

  11. Could we say this thread has gone down the toilet?






  12. I am slightly a germphobe. I have stockpiled the anti-bac hand sanitizer from Bath and Body Works. I use it often. I'm not as bad as "the ex boyfriend" or my nephew. They were just down right annoying about it. And now I see why the "public gas" would be an issue for you. I don't think there's any germs in that-although unpleasant!

    Yea, now that I think about it, there's some big sweatys where I work. Fortunately, I don't have to deal with them much. They give me the heeby-jeebies.

    Hmmm, Bo or Luke Duke...I think I was partial to Bo. It's been so long ago, I can't remember. I'm surprised you even noticed there was anyone else in the show besides Daisy. Geez, she was every guys dream! How about Starsky and Hutch. Hellooo Starsky!

    Have a great weekend....go ND...and Bama!