Life has a way of intruding. Yesterday The Groaner of the Week didn't appear because I had doctor appointment and, obviously, I am guilty of bad planning. Sigh. Today was neurologist day and while the news is less than stellar, it was sorta fun. When I received my packet from the neurology practice in the mail, it didn't specify which doctor I was to see. -- I didn't know until they called to remind me of today's appointment with Dr. Jody. I laughed like hell because he was my neurologist when I had my stroke over thirty years ago and my hospital roommate dubbed him 'Jody' because he looked like Billy Crystal who played 'Jody' on that wacky old series, "Soap". He's bald now and almost chuckled when I mentioned that -- neurologists aren't famous for their sense of humor or bedside manner (probably because they sees so much tragedy). We had good meeting and he ordered a test for neuropathy. There's no cure but there are some things that can help. The bottom line the is that I know I'm in good and trusted hands and that, my friends, is a great blessing and a cause for hope.
* I'm so glad y'all enjoyed the Banned Books Week posts. And Nance, Ambrose Bierce is indeed a snarky sort -- I hope you're laughing as hard as I do when I revisit The Devil's Dictionary. There's a copy of it on my desk.
* I'm still hoping to head up to Toledo for a few days but until I have everything scheduled, I'm not making definite plans until I know that my Social Security check has been deposited (no, I don't trust Congress nor should you)and yes, Dr. Jody has ordered yet another test. Nothing makes me hungrier than knowing that I'm not allowed to eat. Oh well.
* I've been watching a lot of the wonderful interviews from Inside the Actors' Studio -- available at Netflix, of course. If y'all haven't seen them, they are really interesting and often revealing. I particularly enjoyed the interviews with Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman.
Here's a video I found and I want to shake the hand of the gentleman who speaks! It softens my jaded and crabby view of the world.
Hope y'all are having a great day!