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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Road Apples, #38

It's the Weekend....and this time I really don't have a ton of work-related things to do. Mind you I could do some things, I might do some things, but most importantly I don't have to do some things. Big difference. I'm almost glad.

Also in the Work Department...I'm going to be doing a lot of traveling over the next few weeks and months. Am I happy about it? Nope. However, as the late great Dr. Hunter S. Thompson once observed, "you buy the ticket, you ride the ride", which is just as true at work as it is anywhere else.

In The Movies Department...The new movie 'District 9' comes out on Friday the 14th. I can't wait to see it. Nothing better than a good old fashioned aliens movie to take one away from reality, and this year I think I need all the relief from reality that I can get. Also, I bought a copy (down right cheap...) of the movie "Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist" from There were actually two prequels made to the Exorcist, with this being the first, and the second being "Exorcist: The Beginning", and both share a lot of the same footage. The studio didn't like "Dominion", so they hired another director to re-make it into "Beginning". I actually watched both movies before, and of the two I found "Dominion" to be far better. It's so good that I plunked down the $1.00 + $3.99 shipping & handling for it. Have to love the Internet.

For the Record...It's chilly in here this morning. I thought this was August already? Also, is it just me, or is this the year without a summer? I want my global warming and I want it now!

Family Health...My younger brother Joe just had surgery on Thursday morning to repair a congenital heart defect. This was something that was discovered after he had a stroke a few months ago. Anyway, the surgery was real open-heart stuff, with them sawing open his chest and repairing the hole that was apparently leaking in his heart. All seemed to go well, and when I was visiting him yesterday they were getting ready to move him up to a regular room. Here's to speedy recoveries.

My Health...My back pain is all but gone, hopefully never to return any time soon. I did go the route of the chiropractor just as I did the last time I had this problem, although this time I wasn't as happy with overall experience. This time around I saw a different D.C., and it just seemed as if he did less than the other one I saw a few years ago. He's a nice guy and all, but there was only about 15-20 minutes of treatment, whereas with the other one the time making adjustments seemed to take longer and they would put you on a table for heat and muscle relaxing after all the cracking was done. One plus about this time around was that I had two therapeutic massages done, and they really did seem to help. Highly recommended. In fact I may find out what it costs to get them done without getting the referral, etc. Normally I don't subscribe to things like that (massages) as being something that would actually make a difference, but this time around I'll be the first to admit that I was wrong: it helped a lot.

My Health, Part II...I also need to get my weight back under control. Things have really gotten bad over the past few months. No more excuses, no more bull$hit.

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