Saturday, May 9, 2009

problem solved

The other night the audience gave us a standing ovation and, jumping up to his feet in the third or fourth row among them, one man drew my attention.

He was wearing one of those surgical masks that has the soothing effect of immediately causing me to wonder who has SARS nearby and well, considering the recent outbreak of Swine Flu, rightly so.

This got me thinking.

You can never be too safe.

And what with my own father's recent illness that landed him in the hospital for a spell, my whole family is practicing vigilance in this fight against sickness.

Though I'd love to work in a completely germ-free environment, the truth is that what I do involves people. Lots of them. Both on stage with me and watching me out front. Yep, thousands of germ-infested people are cooped up in a confined space for hours and I get to partake of it all.

Until now.

The germ party can send out another invitation because I will no longer be attending.

Not anymore, folks. Not when I've got this...
Enough said.


kathiek said... it wrong that this is now my favorite ACL pic of you?! Absolutely hilarious! Look at your "husband" standing there so vigilant and determined, like he could kick swine flu to the curb...and I don't know anyone else who could rock the surgical mask/leotard/fishnet ensemble like you, Jess! So funny!! :-D

Natalie said...

I just...oh, my God, I'm laughing so hard that I legitimately scared my cat, who is now hiding under my bed.
That's brilliance, right there.

Karenkool said...

Phew. Now I can rest at ease about you health and safety. Rock da house sistah!

Jenna Latshaw said...

haha loves it!

mom said...

I love it!!!! HaHa!

beingawesome said...

a chorus flu. yes.

this definitely brings the funny