vulturesPosted: April 8, 2013 Filed under: breast cancer | Tags: scary birds, vultures, WEGO HAWMC, WEGO Health 4 Comments
It’s Day 8 of the WEGO Health Activists Writer’s Month Challenge (HAWMC), and today’s challenge is to compare my “condition” to an animal. If my “condition” were an animal, it would be a vulture.
Think about it: vultures are gross and scary. They’re predatory. They’re creepy. And no one wants to have a vulture anywhere near them. Every time I see a vulture I feel creeped out. If I see several vultures gathered together, particularly if they’re roosting rather than feeding, I feel the urge to make a speedy exit.
Although they’re creepy, I did enjoy learning these vulture-related tidbits: When vultures circle prey from the sky, this movement is called a kettle. A group of vultures is called a wake, committee, venue, kettle, or volt. The term kettle refers to vultures in flight, while committee, volt, and venue refer to vultures resting in trees. Wake is reserved for a group of vultures that are feeding.
Whatever they’re doing, vultures are nasty. Just like my “condition.”
Love this! I would call Cowden’s Syndrome and Lhermitte duclos disease vultures too.
That picture is giving me the creeps. Eugh, they are an unnerving animal for sure.
Blech! You can keep your vultures in Texas. I’ll take Minnesota’s bald eagles any day. Much more inspiring.
A committee??? that’s hilarious. good description of your illness though.