Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Echocardiogram Today

It was supposed to be yesterday, but they had to move it.  "Can we do it on Thursday?"  "No, that's chemo day."  Which is why we didn't do it LAST Thursday.  Oh well, at least it should be quick and painless. 

XM radio is playing "The Black Hole" on Cinemagic.  It's a great score by John Barry.  Very evocative.  When I first saw it, that danged robot killing the Psycho dude freaked me out.  Maximilian Schell was pretty frightening, too.  And Quentin McHale being a bad guy?  It just didn't compute.  Yes, I did watch too much TV as a child.  But looking back, it wasn't nearly as much as I thought.  Only one person in our house had control of our one TV, and that was our dad.  As long as you wanted to watch things like "The Beverly Hillbillies,"  "McHale's Navy," or gods forbid, "Three's Company," you were happy.  I enjoyed books. :)

As children, we all read like crazy.  Our house had books everywhere, and there were no rules with regard to their content.  If the book was in the house, and you could read it, you could read it. :)  I used to read this really old set of encyclopedias from cover to cover.  As it turned out, this provided me with incredible "Trivial Pursuit" skills.

Whenever we took family car trips that required an overnight stay, our big treat was that we got to pick out a book that Auntie would buy for us.  Oh my gosh, to get a book that was pristine, that was one YOU wanted;... heaven, just heaven.  We all had our own tastes, to be sure.  My brother Jes would always opt for a "Mad Magazine." :D

Hmm, I guess that's enough for this trip down memory lane.  For some reason, World of Warcraft is doing a Wednesday maintenance, so I think I'll go try to get some time on my NuStep.  I have lost my discipline where that device is concerned.  Dang it.

Take care, all. 

3 comments:

  1. Girl, you have more get up and go than me, screw the nu step, the only steps I do are to the fridge and back to the couch (not strictly true, but not far off).

    Glad to see you are doing ok. The book thing, yeah myself and my son are book freaks. Spend a fortune on them, then I got a kindle last Xmas, sweet. My husband and grandson do not read anything, I guess it must skip a generation. I am not so sure about the computer gaming thing, never did get into that, but if a wii comes in the stocking this year then I shall have to eat my words.
    Stay warm and healthy this Xmas, lots of nasty stuff going around.
    Speak at you again soon
    Fay

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  2. Ooh, I love my Kindle, Fay! It's the best. But dang, far too easy to buy MORE books. :)

    Have a fantastic Christmas, my friend. Do you have a nice fireplace, or six? :D

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  3. i have 3 fireplaces but unfortunately with COPD I cannot light any of them. I am thinking of having them converted to gas if the bank book allows. Have you looked at any of the free kindle books that are available, I have had a few and they were all good.

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