Posts from the ‘Miscellaneous Crap’ Category

I Think I’m A Hoarder

Joe and I have begun what will be a complete re-decorating of our master bedroom. New paint, new flooring, new furniture, a new closet system, you name it. Of course, the first thing we needed to do was empty the room of furniture, which took up most of our day on Sunday. It was a multi-step process, which included removing every drawer from every chest of drawers. However my armoire had three “cubby” style spaces, each about 18” square, that needed personalized attention in the form of taking out each piece of “stuff” and putting it into a box or a garbage bag.

Those three cubbyholes were very much catch-alls or junk drawers so I got to sort through a bunch of items that I hadn’t seen in a long, long time. Part of me enjoyed the task because it was a trip down memory lane. However the rest of me is pretty sure that Read more…

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Finding the Humor in Colonoscopies

During my last physical, my doctor reminded me that, not only will I be due for my annual boob squishing mammography (Meh…I always do that one even May, like clockwork – gotta save the tatas!) before my next visit with him, but that I would also be due for another colonoscopy.

Oh, joy!

Now, because my father passed away of Read more…

Public Service Announcement: Get A Flu Shot. Here’s Why.

No funny here today. One of my best friends died yesterday. In the course of a little more than two weeks, he caught the flu, the gunk in his lungs turned into pneumonia, he was hospitalized and, a few days later, was put on a ventilator. He started going into organ failure earlier this week so his loved ones followed his pre-determined wishes, took him off life support and he died. He was 42 years old.

Forty-two.

From complications of what started as the flu.

GET A FLU SHOT, PEOPLE!

Unless you’re allergic to eggs or have another reason why a doctor says you shouldn’t get a flu shot, get one. Today. Go to your doctor. Go to a clinic, even in a supermarket – the staff there can give you a flu shot. Go to Walgreens because every Walgreens pharmacist is trained to give flu shots and they have the vaccine available. Go to a different pharmacy if their pharmacists are allowed to give flu shots.

But get one.

And don’t say you “don’t get a flu shot because… ” Whatever your reason is, it’s bullshit. Know how I know? From this and this. Oh, and don’t just skip over the links – READ THEM. You can NOT get the flu from getting a flu shot – if you think that, you’re WRONG. It’s an urban myth. As long as you’re over the age of six months, you’re not too young or too old to get a flu shot. And if you don’t like getting shots, I don’t want to hear about it – put on your big girl/boy panties and just deal with it.

If you don’t get a flu shot every year, you’re an dumbass. Simple as that.

If you don’t get a flu shot, you’re putting yourself at risk for getting the flu. And maybe dying from it. Even if you’re in the prime of your life. Even if you haven’t finished with all of your plans. Even if you leave a whole slew of family and friends behind.

Get a flu shot, people. And forward this link to your family and friends so if they haven’t gotten one, maybe they will, too.

Goodbye, my friend. If there is a heaven, I just can’t see you sitting on a cloud with wings and a harp. And man, would your halo be crooked! It would all be an awesome picture, though…undoubtedly with you surreptitiously “flipping the bird” somewhere in it. Nah, in my own personal vision of you in heaven, you’re sitting in the Evil Corner at the heaven version of the AdvClub, with your mom sitting next to you. The bartender just made you the perfect Old Fashioned. Sit back, relax and keep the seats warm for us. We’ll see you sooner or later (hopefully later, if you don’t mind). Just know that when I get there, I’m going to chew your ass out for leaving us way too soon, you Foxtrot Tango. Kungaloosh, buddy. I can’t even begin to tell you how much you’re going to be missed.

Me, Surf? Why Not? (with video to prove it!)

For several years in a row, Joe and I, and sometimes our friend Steve went to what is considered the best water park in the country, Schlitterbahn, which is located in New Braunfels TX, a cute little town about halfway between San Antonio and Austin. I kept suggesting we go back because Read more…

Identity Theft

I like to think of myself as a good person. I really don’t think you can spend 20+ years of your career helping sick and injured people and not be a good person at heart but there’s plenty of not-working time where I think I try to do my best to Read more…

Back on the Wagon

I’m back on the wagon.

Eating better. Counting calories. Making good choices. Walking more.

Hating every flippin’ minute of it.

I have to do something though, because Read more…

Mea Culpa

Wow, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? Sorry about that. My laptop’s hard drive gave up the ghost in mid-May. It took a few days for Joe to get everything fixed up (because Joe is WONDERFUL, Read more…