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And now for something completely different
Tuesday, January 28, 2020      0 comments

Well, not entirely different. The other day, I was lamenting the celebrities who had already passed away this year, and I completely forgot to mention Terry Jones, of Monty Python fame. My favorite moment of his was as the mother in the flick Li... Read more
Doesn't take long
Monday, January 27, 2020      4 comments

Feels like my left quad is turning to mush, and it's only been a week that I haven't been doing much. 20 years ago, when I tore my ACL, I regretted not taking pictures as my leg withered away, and figured I'd do that if I ever got any significan... Read more
Celebs beware
Sunday, January 26, 2020      1 comments

I mentioned music icon Neil Peart dying a couple weeks ago on here. Now today, sports icon Kobe Bryant passes away in a helicopter crash, along with his daughter and 7 others. Not a good start to the year for famous folks. I think it was 2016 th... Read more
Slept better last night
Saturday, January 25, 2020      3 comments

For the first time since hurting myself, I had a decent night's rest. Still woke up a couple times from the leg being woefully uncomfortable, but was able to shift into a more amenable position, and fall back asleep in short order. Good sign, me... Read more
Paging Dr Google and Dr Youtube
Friday, January 24, 2020      2 comments

I'm pretty sure doctors and nurses hate the internet, if only in the singular aspect that people can look up medical information that was once their sole domain, and moreover, prone to drawing the entirely wrong conclusions from that information... Read more
Borrowed my mom's cane
Thursday, January 23, 2020      6 comments

See, my brother got my mom a fancy new cane for Christmas, one of those doohickeys that has 4 'feet' at the bottom, so as to be more stable. All the better for my 78 year old mom, who's struggling more and more to get around the house, let alone... Read more
Grade 1 groin strain
Tuesday, January 21, 2020      3 comments

On the good side, it's not a new hernia (or an old one poking through again). On the bad...it hurts to sit down, it hurts to get up after sitting down, it's uncomfortable all day, and it's causing pain to shoot up and down my left leg. So I real... Read more
cheating, in a matter of speaking
Monday, January 20, 2020      1 comments

Cutting and pasting my "about me" section from my spark page for today's entry, with the occasional, and very randomly timed updates on my progress, or regress, as it were. See below for a few annotative comments. Noticing when looking thro... Read more
Calling it a night
Sunday, January 19, 2020      1 comments

930 and I’m ready to call it a night. Was at the gym to play pickleball at 8 am, and I certainly got my exercise in, but I walked out of there very slowly. Hip and/or groin giving me some extensive grief. The snow shoveling yesterday, and/or the... Read more
Alas, there was no rattlesnake
Saturday, January 18, 2020      1 comments

Sadly, the menus online for the place I went tonight were out of date, and the current menus lacked the most interesting items the old ones had, namely the rattlesnake chorizo and the alligator sausage. I went with the bison/lamb merguez, which,... Read more
Winter is coming (again)
Friday, January 17, 2020      1 comments

Winter storm affecting 90 million people in the US won't be missing southeastern Michigan this time, as we're due for 6-8 inches of snow before all is said and done. While not excited about it, I'm also feeling a sense of, "about time winter sho... Read more
Some need to howl at the midwinter moon
Thursday, January 16, 2020      1 comments

Nothing to say today, so that is a line from the song I'm listening to just now, "Between Sun and Moon," by Rush. That band has a regular place in my listening habits, but has been in heavy rotation over the past 6 days, after Neil Peart's death... Read more
when the prawn hits the conflicted shrimp
Wednesday, January 15, 2020      2 comments

Today's wikipedia rabbit hole led from some opening point I don't even remember to the difference between prawns (three of their pairs of legs have claws!) and shrimp (more bendy than prawns!), to Fiona Apple's albums (had to look up what the 'w... Read more
Not a great day
Tuesday, January 14, 2020      3 comments

Took my dad out to visit one of his best friends, who used to be quite a presence, a real force of nature type of guy. But age and infirmity have taken a toll, and it was rather depressing to see how he's doing these days. My mom didn't make the... Read more
The day after
Monday, January 13, 2020      1 comments

Went and did a second round of pickleball Sunday night, and played well again. Might actually have been my best day playing the game. Again, I was under control, not giving away too many points. Decent feeling, that. Now, to remember it going fo... Read more

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