"The SGC has a designation for people getting stuck in other people's heads?" John prompted.
"They've got designations for pretty much everything, sir," Radner answered with a bemused expression. "Anything APS-09XX is for when you're being controlled by a sentient party. Goa'uld possessions, body swaps, telepathy, that kind of thing."
John wondered if the SGC had been upset that he hadn't reported on his interactions with Chaya by its proper code. "What's APS?"
"Altered Physical State," Lorne said, looking almost mischievous as he grinned. "We used to joke that you hadn't popped your gate cherry until you'd been 0825'd on a mission."
"That's stoned out of your mind, sir," Radner added helpfully.
I made jokes about the IRS forms and TurboTax, but it turns out I really needed to reference IC-10:
Ever considered suicide by jellyfish? Have you ended up in the hospital after being injured during the forced landing of your spacecraft? Or been hurt when you were sucked into the engine of an airplane or when your horse-drawn carriage collided with a trolley?(entire article here)
Chances are slim.
But should any of these unfortunate injuries befall you after October 1, 2014, your doctor, courtesy of the federal government, will have a code to record it. On that date, the United States is scheduled to implement a new system for recording injuries, medical diagnoses, and inpatient procedures called ICD-10—the 10th version of the International Classification of Diseases propagated by the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. So these exotic injuries, codeless for so many years, will henceforth be known, respectively, as T63622A (Toxic effect of contact with other jellyfish, intentional self-harm, initial encounter), V9542XA (Forced landing of spacecraft injuring occupant, initial encounter), V9733XA (Sucked into jet engine, initial encounter), and V80731A (Occupant of animal-drawn vehicle injured in collision with streetcar, initial encounter).
Apparently everyone's favorite code is V9027XA: “Drowning and submersion due to falling or jumping from burning water-skis, initial encounter.” (And no, apparently nobody has ever died by drowning after falling off flaming waterskis.)
Also posted at DW.
Saying hello on this fine Thursday we have Jaffa. He is 6 and a half years old and he heralds from Bixby, Oklahoma
I found Jaffa when he was only a few months old. I found him mewing by the side of the road as I was returning from the market. He was so small and defenseless that I couldn’t just leave him there. I picked him up, wrapped him up in my coat and took him home, and he has lived with me ever since.
He is a very friendly cat and will let almost anybody pick him up and stroke him. I couldn’t imagine how different our lives would have been if we hadn’t have met. He always sleeps in my room at night, usually curled up at the foot of the bed. He always lets me know when its time for his breakfast
Fandoms:Fruits Basket/Vampire Knight
Characters:Yuki Souma, Zero Kiryuu
Summary:Someone unexpected shows up, someone not human any longer.
Notes:Sorry my Zero and Yuki are a bit weird. Or maybe just weird in general.
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A bit of a special one today. I would like to introduce you to Moog, Leo, Freddie and Smokey. These kits are between 9 months and 4 years and live with me and Mrs KM in TDK towers.
First we have Moog (pictured above). He is 4 years old and is one of my wife’s 2 cats (the other being Leo). He is very laid back and loves nothing more than finding a window facing the sun and stretching out on the window sill lazing in the sunbeams. He is very docile and while he does enjoy to play, he would much rather curl up on your lap.
Next we have Leo (apologies on the picture, he was out playing when I was taking their new head shots). He is Moog’s biological brother. My wife got them as a pair when they were only 2 months old as she didn’t want to separate them. They are the best of friends. Where Moog is laid back, Leo is outgoing and is always trying to get in places where he shouldn’t. Leo is very adventurous and once went missing for 4 months.
This ginger beauty is Freddie and he is just over a year old. Many of the TDK regulars will have met him before as he helps me combat the forum spammers. Freddie was a rescue and came to live with us when Leo went on his 4 month “holiday”. After the first month of Leo going missing we presumed the worst, so decided that it would be good for Moog, who had always had a play mate, to get another cat. I don’t know how old Freddie was when he came to us exactly, (I’d estimate between 3 to 5 months) as he was a rescue found abandoned in a basement. After a shakey start of him not being used to people and another cat, he has flowered into a loveable rascal. He definitely has a special place in my heart.
Now, I’m sure some of you will think, “KM only has 3 cats, that’s what it says in his bio”. Well I would like to introduce you to the stray who came to dinner…
This is Smokey. Going from his size (he is smaller than Freddie) I would estimate his age at about 7-9 months. About 2 weeks ago I had just been down to the shops and as I was walking up the drive, this little bundle of fun cam bounding out from underneath my car and started purring and rubbing up and down my legs. I gave him a stroke and he purred and then I took the shopping in, thinking that he belongs to someone and he is just a cat having a wander. Anyway, 2 hours later when I went back outside to put the bins out, this little cat was still sat on the drive and when he saw me, he came bounding over for another stroke. He was very friendly and persistent in wanting to be picked up. It was only when I picked him up that I could feel how dirty his fur was and how thin he was, so I bought him inside to get him some food. That night he had a good meal and I helped give him a clean. The following morning I made up some posters and went knocking around door to door in the neighbourhood to see if anyone had lost him. I’ve placed posters around and reported him found to all of the local shelters and vets, but still he remains unclaimed and continues to call TDK towers his home. He is already best buds and play mates with Freddie and I know we would all be sad if he was to go.