Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
This is a Flash Fiction Friday 55.
Upon arriving, Nurse Sue, who is just about the most wonderful person in the world, had me step up on the scale (weight within two pounds of a year ago) then took my pulse (68 bpm) followed by blood pressure reading. I always like to guess my blood pressure and since I was five minutes late to the appointment, I figured it would be a bit high for me at maybe 132 over 86, but Sue must have a calming effect because it was 110 over 72. Not bad for a stress driven guy like me. Anyway, a great start - vitals good.
We (Mrs. Monkey Man was with me, which was most probably the real reason for the calm) were hustled off to Room number one to wait for Dr. Oncology. While there we confirmed with Nurse Sue the list of meds I take on a daily basis - a statin for cholesterol, a multi vitamin and fish oil - I am so boring.
That done, we continue waiting for Dr. Oncology. While we wait I ponder what I wrote about him and his fondness for bare breasted Brazilian women in thongs. I really should have portrayed him in a better light. So when Dr. Oncology walks in, I ask him where he would like to go on vacation any place in the world and money were no object.
His first question to me is "With kids or without." Smart man. Guess that's why he's a doctor.
"Without." I say.
To which he replies, "How long a vacation." he takes his conversations seriously.
"Two weeks," is the answer.
"My brother in law recently went to Bali and enjoyed it. Even though it takes forever to fly there. Is this an exploring vacation or a relaxing vacation." he asks.
I'm thinking, does this guy know how to relax....all these questions and it's so rhetorical. "Whatever you want," is my response.
He decides he would like to go to Australia and Bali to explore and perhaps mix in a bit of relaxation. So my apologies to Doc O for giving everyone the idea he was some kind of letch. He is apparently a loving husband and hard working father.
That cleared up we get to the point. The technicians who analyze PET/CT scans noticed one area that seemed somewhat in question but not so much that they even wanted to take another look.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
- Untat - Removal of unwanted ink, preferably by laser.
- Swayss - A relatively long distance from one point to the next. "It swayss from here."
- Entab - Placement of dividers between section of a written document.
- Sconing - The search for just the right breakfast biscuit.
- Fezotypt - How the logo and official ranking information is placed on a Shriners hat.
- Hydrads - Advertising at the bottom of swimming pools.
- Bloefysh - The face a fat guy makes when he puts his lips on glass and blows air.
- Boelestro - A bowl of chocolate to keep the PMS at bay (special thanks for Mrs. Monkey Man)
- Phyri - When certain redhead, to whom I am married, gets naughty.
- Mendin - The sounds coming from a bar on any given Sunday afternoon during football season.
- Subso - When you aren't even feeling so-so.
- Subpr - Public relations done poorly. Most likely from the back of a van.
- Breangl - An angel made out of cheese.
- Pitud - Description of the confidence you feel when you find out what the circumference of a circle divided by its diameter equals.
- Capsy - The unbalanced feeling one gets when wearing too many hats.
- Atesstr - A teacher too lazy to teach but constantly hands out quizzes. Or when your child pushes your buttons.
- Hotkir - The newest and most sought after white wine.
- Hopha - The rebranding of an old line union boss' family name.
So that about wraps it up. Others on the "I almost gave a definition to that" list are sking, ityrounz, ratmet, capha and rargs. But I am running out of energy and Mrs. Monkey Man deserves what energy I have left.
Just as Unknown Mami did in her blog, test yourself to write a definition. Use one of my unused, rewrite one I wrote or come up with your own new Word Verification Word. Come on in, the water's fine. It's bingis.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
At first its mere presence made them
and their task seem insignificant.
Undeterred, they stayed on task.
The kiss was passionate.
This is a Sunday 160.
Take the Challenge if you dare.