Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Curtains for us.

Finally got all the curtain rods installed.
Now she's gonna wanna paint the rooms.

Took off to Southcenter for to donate blood, but when I got there I was rejected onna counta a shingles shot I has a week or so ago.

Prefer metal siding myself.

Finally got an nice strip of maple steamed and bent for the trim skirt on the mandora.

Writing a trumpet concerto, or to be exact, finishing up on an earlier version

I'm getting enthusiastic about riding, been watching bike racing on KING 5-2.

Tires me out just watching those children pumping away at fantastic speeds and up impossible hills for impossible distances.

I'll never be that young again, nor was I ever.


Blogger Glenn Buttkus said...

Ah yes, the days are newly filled
with honey-dos, projects, composing, and dreaming.
As a youngster once yourself,
didn't you have a passion for
a time about long distance
running? Riding must be a lot
more satisfying, especially
those 40mph downhills.
Your posting haunted me with
its diversity, humor, self
deprecation, and drive--
so I searched for the poetics
and found it extant, blurred,
diverse, divirgent, obtuse,
zany--in short, pure Palmer.
So it takes its place alongside
the other Palmer poetry on FFTR.
It is raining cats & dogs &
puppy dog tails this morning.
Had to actually resort to using
an umbrella to get in from the
car. I have a film club monthly
discussion meeting tonight,
and I move toward it lethargically.
Again the spectre has reappeared,
the complainings of all the TFC
activities becoming the GLENN
SHOW. I do not mind delegating
chores, it is just I do not often
dig the results. More hand
wringing and soul searching and
then I go and everything is
usually fine. I have a good time
and things go well. I do hate
the short sleep night, getting
less than 4.5 hours of sleep
for work on Thursday. Maybe
I should be naughty and take
the morning off, just go in
at noon for a few hours, get
my rest. No one really gives
a crap but me whether I go
or not; just using up more
sick leave. Odd too, cuz even
though I have witnessed others
who are soon to retire using
up their sick leave, since it
cannot be cashed out, and is
wasted, but when I do it, I
feel conflicted, even guilty.
Talk about the perfectly
conditioned and well trained
wage slave...Christ.
I was able to tape two more
last night on demand.
Did you take the shingles
shot because you had a touch
of it, or the Docs fear your
immune system is somehow
compromised, and you might
develop it? Health issues
are so much fun, and just
hilarious fodder for discussion.
Speaking of discussions, had
a heated one with my youngest
daughter, Andrea, last week,
and it ended in tears, ended
badly. I made some good points,
but now I feel bad that we
are temporarily estranged.
Mother's Day is coming up
and I will need to contact
both daughters in the area
for colusion and planning.

5:58 AM  
Blogger Lane Savant said...

I was in for the seizure thing and they told me about the shots and I said WTH.
M says the shingles thing is new.
Her mother hat a case of it, has something to do with chicken pox,
Apparently it's no fun.
Not like the rest of the millions of crap you can catch.

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo, Lane & Glenn!
Both of you:
Riding down hill or anywhere could cut your chances of collecting damages in the event of an accident when some car runs in to you. The newspaper I subscribe to over here runs an "(legal) Advice" inser´t once a week; this weeks insert contained an article which reported a recent court judgement where a car ran into a bicycle, the latter traveling the equivalent of 14 m/hr. The judge ruled that the car driver (emerging from a narrow passage way) cpould not be expected to see a bike going that fast and stop in time to avoid hittin it (and rider), so the rider was not awarded any monetary damages, as he contributed to the accident by riding so "fast". The USA isn't Deutschland, so I don't know what a US court would decide in this instance. Best to be slow and safe rather than speedy and sorry.
Anonomann (+ LL, who often rides faster than 14 m./hr.)

7:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo, Lane!
Great that you got the shingles-shot. It is no "fun disease"; I got it about 5 years ago, and, fortunately the PAC MED clinic in Seattle knew exactly what medicine (at over $100/pill) would clear it up "tomorrow", and two pills did just that. That was before my Medicare covered shingles shots; after they became covered I got mine. Some relatives of the LL have gotten shingles and are still suffering! (They were not given the same pill PAC MED prescribed for me, and they didn't get shingles shots before hand.
Re: Shots: I'll be goiung to Turkey and be there from 27 April-4 May, and a pharmacist freind recommended I get Hepatitus A shots, so I did; both she and the LL have had Hep A and they said that was no fun either! A couple of months ago 14 tourists got Hep A so I'm taking no chances. Hopwever, I don't think Heo A is likely in the USA.
Best wishes to you and yours for excellent health!!!!!!!!!!
Anonomann (+LL)

7:50 AM  
Blogger Blue Bunny said...

i am verry young. too young to ride bikes.

wil i evir be old enuff??

5:24 PM  

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