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TGIF! May 25, 2018

Hurray! Made it to the end of another work week with the Memorial Day weekend coming up. Nothing but fun and leisure for the next three days!

Well, fun and leisure mixed in with laundry, house cleaning, carpet shampooing, car washing, etc. Hmm, seems like I work more on my fun and leisure days than I do on my work days!

Oh well, one of the things I think I’ll be working on is a version of this song:

Fairly simple, comprehensive lesson (as usual from Mr. Hicks) that sounds and looks like fun to play.

Have a great holiday everyone and don’t work too hard!

Stanley Cup 2018 Finals Are Set

Well, it’s official, the Tampa Bay Lightning have folded up and sent the Washington Capitals on to the finals. I was really expecting this series to go the other way, but you can’t win if you don’t score any goals. The Lightning picked a lousy time for the offense to disappear.

Not sure who I’m rooting for in the final. I don’t think Vegas should win because no team should be this good this fast. The Vegas fans need to learn how to suffer through rebuilding years like the rest of us.

On the other hand, fuck Ovie!

Giving a Tough Answer to a Tough Question

Today marks the one well anniversary of my induction in to the “Officially an Adult Club.” That’s the club my mother told me I joined by getting my first ever colonoscopy. The procedure went well, and, according to the doctor, I’ve got one of the top five nicest bung holes she’s ever seen.

Ok, I made that last part up, but she didn’t say it wasn’t so I can still indulge my ego 😉

Having a video shoot for my guts wasn’t the only first that occurred that day. It was also the first time I had to answer this question, “Do you have diabetes?” since being told by my doctor that I do, in fact have diabetes.

For years I’d been able to hide behind “you’ve got pre-diabetes” to answer that question with a confident no, but now things had changed. I was lying naked on a hospital bed with a few layers of thin cotton/ polyester blend covering my modesty when the inevitable question came from the attending nurse.

“Do you have diabetes?”

“Um, not yet because I haven’t officially gotten the diagnosis face-to-face yet (I get that the first Monday in June),” was my actual first try at answering that though question.

I guess I should be grateful it sounded like the copout, weak, stupid response it was. By about the third time being asked the embarrassment of ducking the question led me to I finally came to acceptance.

“I have type-2 diabetes.”

“But she did say it’s diet controllable!” I was quick to add. Have to keep hope alive somehow 😉

So now I’ve admitted it, and now I’m back on a low carb diet and doing Atkins. I’m down 20 pounds in the month since finding out, and I’m actually feeling better than I have in a while. The words still don’t come easily out of my mouth yet, but I’m getting there.

Dang!

Almost a year and haven’t touched this place once. Guess I better get my rear in gear!

Happy Thanksgiving!

My Left Foot

My Left Foot by Carey 1964
My Left Foot, a photo by Carey 1964 on Flickr.

Sigh…

Sigh... by Carey 1964
Sigh…, a photo by Carey 1964 on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Again with the camera? You should consider yourself lucky I don’t have thumbs because I know where you sleep.

Three Deuces And A Four Speed And A 389

Three Deuces And A Four Speed And A 389 by Carey 1964
Three Deuces And A Four Speed And A 389, a photo by Carey 1964 on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
1965 Pontiac Tempest LeMans GTO

Sex Appeal 1955 Style

Sex Appeal 1955 Style by Carey 1964
Sex Appeal 1955 Style, a photo by Carey 1964 on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Front end of a 1955 Chevrolet Corvette. If anyone is interested I put one on my Christmas list 😉

Free At Last?

Free At Last? by Carey 1964
Free At Last?, a photo by Carey 1964 on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Rosa Parks sat here by the window the first time she rode this bus after the boycott. The seat she was asked to give up was across the aicle and one row back.

Lincoln’s Last

Lincoln's Last by Carey 1964
Lincoln’s Last, a photo by Carey 1964 on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
This is the actual chair President Abraham Lincoln was sitting in at Ford’s Theatre when he was assasinated. It was in a tiny display case and was really hard to get a shot of that included the whole chair.

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