Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday Randomness

If you're reading this, Congratulations, that means you survived another weekend! If you're not reading this, you either aren't on this blog post, or you didn't survive the weekend, if the later is the case, my condolences to your family.

This is just a little randomness from me today, I really had nothing of a topic to write about, just a few little snippets and observations. 
The other day my boss and I were doing a job and at lunch time decided to go to a local burger joint and grab a bite to eat. This isn't your normal burger joint, it's expensive, although the portions are decent. While we were waiting for our order, I was casually looking the place over and noticed a picture on their wall, and I had a thought about it.

Our Founder
It was a big picture of a steers head, and although it didn't say it, I was hoping it would have,  liked to have seen a caption underneath the pic that said, "Our Founder, may he rest in ...pieces, burgers, chili, etc.... He was our first, he will be missed, but man that S.O.B. was tasty!"
Their food was excellent, but as I said, very expensive, so I won't be going there often.

Everybody nowadays has cellphones, well almost everybody, I will admit, I don't, and have gotten along fine without one. I did have one briefly, which I lent to my son, and he apparently thought it was a gift, because I never got it back, thank goodness I was using it as a pay as you go... 

Anyway, with so many accidents occurring from dumbasses that are texting while driving, you'd think cellphone service providers might do the opposite of what they are doing in order to help with cellphone related accidents. 

I don't know if it's the same everywhere, but here in Canada it's cheaper to text than talk, so if they would reverse that, maybe there wouldn't be so many texting related deaths and injuries, although I will admit to calling it "natural selection,"or as a friend of my online says, Darwin wins again! Besides, talking is much easier than texting while driving, unless you fall into the category of can't walk and chew gum at the same time.

I can't believe that anything that important can come up while you are driving that  you feel the need to endanger yourself and others on the highway, if necessary, pull your dumbass off to the shoulder of the road!

Now before I go and leave you all alone for the day, I first wanted to thank all of you who do drop in from time to time. I check my stats daily and I have to say I'm a bit disappointed in some of you. If you take the time to read, drop a comment, I'd love to hear from you, I'd love to hear your thoughts about what I wrote, and maybe, if you write as well, I can reciprocate by visiting your blog. We should all try and help each other here in the Blogosphere in cyberspace, it's no need for it to be a lonely place! 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Getting Older Sucks, but it's Better Than the Alternative...

First, let me say I hate going to the doctors. The reasons are many and varying, and far too long to write about, after all, my objective isn't to put my readers to sleep. Today marks the first day I voluntarily went to the doctors in a very long time. 

I remember when we first moved here, I was working for a printing company, and they asked me to go get a physical, I'm assuming they wanted to make sure I would be available for work for a little while. I had no family doctor, but my wife did, so I chose him. Dr. Hanson... a certified asshole. he wasn't a friendly guy at all, and I didn't like him. He chose to send me for a battery of tests, thank goodness he didn't send me for a prostate exam or a colonoscopy... I have never felt the need to be probed. 
I saw Dr. Hanson 3 times in 9 years, after which, he decided to take his talent of feeling boobies to a new level. He is now a certified plastic surgeon doing boob jobs... a boob working on boobs. Never liked that S.O.B.

The only other doctors I saw were at the hospital emergency room, twice for blood poisoning, and once for a broken arm. Neither of those times were very fun!

 As I've began to grow older, some things have become either worn out or just plain broke. Today I decided to finally go and have a tune up or a check up, whatever it is we call it. 

So today I went to the local clinic to see a doctor. I was the only person there, and wouldn't you know it, I still had a waiting time of an hour! Anyway the doctor finally saw me, and checked out my latest ailment. I have very bad psoriasis, and I've had a severe outbreak in the last month, so severe, I broke down to go to the doctor. 

Dr. Cameron seemed to be a hippie type, left over from the 70's. Long  graying hair pulled back into a ponytail, blue jeans, a tye tied t-shirt and sandals.  Just from his look,I was almost hoping he would prescribe some of that good medical marijuana... he didn't, bastard is keeping it for himself I guess! 
Anyway he prescribed two different ointments, and thank goodness for a drug plan, otherwise I'd have been out $216.00. He also thought it might be a good idea for me to have some blood work, for various things, one, liver disease... diabetes, and some other things. I'll hit the lab on Monday! 

I must say, I did like the doc, very nice man, hell, I may go see him again some time!