Monday, September 19, 2005


5:54 p.m. Tonight I was outside the ME van practicing loading bodies when the Chief ME, we'll call her Dr. Frank, left the building to take off for the day. She walked over, stopped dead in her tracks, stared us both down and said, "Well, today sucked ass. I'm going to the gym to work out my legs. See you girls later."

It took all of my self-control not to burst out laughing.

Working here is going to be fun.

Except for the maggots.


Slyeyes said...

Yeah, I have to deal with maggots, too.

I'm guessin' we're talking about different types, tho.

Polly P.I. said...

My maggots are much more lovable, Sly.

And they make you want Chinese for lunch.

Kafaleni said...

*doesn't want anything for lunch anymore*

Maggots are one of the few things that can turn my stomach every time.

*gags and runs for bathroom*

Slyeyes said...

"practicing loading bodies" there's a phrase you don't hear every day.

Have you practiced your scales today?

Awww, Mom!


Have you practiced your backflips today?

Awwww, Mom!


Have you practiced loading bodies today? And by the way, have you seen your father?

ummmmmm, yeah.

Tamara said...

Polly, I would not be able to deal with maggots.

And remember not to eat rice or oatmeal at work for a while.

But YAY, you like your job and you have colorful coworkers! :) Happy for you!!

Brian B said...

Have I told you lately that I love you?

Make you want Chinese? That's friggin' fantastic on so many levels.

PollyPI's blog...proof that even maggots can be fun!

Jeff Meyerson said...

Sounds like you have a boss worthy of you for once, Polly.

And I agree with Sly about the "practice loading bodies" line - a classic!

motw said...

we'll call her Dr. Frank

Francis, perhaps?

Kafaleni said...

*puts on nitpicker's hat*

Don't ask me why.. the last thing I need is a dose of nits, buuuuuut..

Frances, not Francis.

I think it's more of a character attribution than a naming ceremony.

Anonymous-2 said...

Hmmm.... she can deal with maggots, but spiders freak her out!

Guess we all have our freak zones.

thor said...

this is off-topic, but i just saw an ad for a new tv show on court tv--parco p.i. thought you might like to know. although i think your show would be WAY more interesting!

and i also agree that the "practicing loading bodies" is right up there with, "hey! remember when i spilled that cup of pee in your car?"


Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Don't waste those maggots. They make great bait for fishing.

Sarcasmo said...

Dr. Frank as in Dr. Frank N. Stein?

Polly P.I. said...

Very good, Sarcasmo!

It was two-fold... playing on Dr. Frankenstein and on the fact that she is very "frank" in her nature.

Anonymous said...

A Polly P. I. book would be special if you let the reader see things through your eyes, not through thier suggestions. Writing a blog you only have to capute the attention of a friendly audience for 90 seconds. Polly P.I. will have to have substance not cutness and quick innuendoes. If there is a lot of death you better distinguish between each death so a reader just doesn't dismiss it as okay here is another dead body story.
Most importantly, sepate your personality from your story. Your blog readers like your blog because they like you. Write a story that will stand on its own. At first no one is going to know or care who Polly is. And if you keep asking people what kind of book you should write then you will poduce a book that is all over the board. Produce a book that is in your heart. Produce a book that will say everything you have held back. Produce a book that will tell you things about yourself you did not know. Picture the book you want to write in your minf right now and just go. You know the book you want to write so write it now. No more excuses.

Johnny Angel

Slyeyes said...

Thanks, I have that song stuck in my head.

Sarcasmo said...

She noticed me *swoon*