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06-24-2004, 09:03 PM
I have needed and appreciated the humor and comraderie I find on this forum more than usual this week.
Monday, I had a colonoscopy. Wednesday, I was deposed by my estranged wife's attorney as part of our divorce proceding. The two processes are actually very similar. One attempts to brightly illuminate your most private areas for strangers to see, the other involves a general anesthetic.
This evening, I got my first-ever e-mail from AARP, inviting me to check out their special insurance deals for "people my age." At the top of the spam was a picture of a smiling older woman who, while certainly attractive, reminded me of my mother. Gee, thanks...I had forgotten I turned 50 in January until now!
Golly...in only five more years I can order a cheap breakfast off the back page of the menu at Denny's.
Next week, I'll be back on my same-old same-old work schedule, and boy...I can't wait!
06-24-2004, 09:39 PM
Thank goodness for gyro flying and us crazy gyro pilots.
I hope your colonoscopy went well. Got some divoice papers myself once.
I am worried that if I ever went to a proctologist he might tell me that he found my head....
06-24-2004, 10:21 PM
Paul, just wait until you never can remember where you laid your reading glasses. Hint: They're usually in your pocket, on your head or the top of the toilet tank.
06-25-2004, 05:12 AM
What about looking for them while they are right there . . .on top of your nose?
Right now I have a friend here at the shop looking to buy it and I hope someone says his name . . .I cant remember! :(
Al is creeping on me! (Al The Zeimmer)
06-25-2004, 08:43 PM
Ken, won't be a problem...I need to wear them all the time. I have little perma-dents in my nose that feel odd when I'm not wearing them.
Tim, I guess you could say the colonoscopy went fine...about a third the time and cost of the deposition!
06-26-2004, 04:11 AM
Sorry to hear of your examinations. I got divorced back in 1989, and this last week I had to make some copies of some of the paper work to prove I was my kids Dad, for health benefits at work. Sheesh! One is 16 and the other 19, . So SAVE all that divorce stuff for a long time!
Hope the colonoscopy comes back good. then you'll just have one a@@hole to worry about!
06-26-2004, 07:46 AM
Paul, I wish you the best in both situations.
Scott, that was a great reply. Wish I'd thought of it.
06-26-2004, 08:11 AM
Well . . .this maybe one of the reasons we got ourselves in trouble!
What say you?
06-26-2004, 08:21 AM
Heron, you make a good point. It's too bad they don't continue to look like that, and act as good as they looked when they were young.
06-26-2004, 01:16 PM
Scott, great line. Like I said...the humor helps!
After noting how well Monday went, I had an idea on how to improve things Wednesday, but was informed that depositions cannot be conducted under anesthetic. D'oh!
06-26-2004, 01:38 PM
I know how you feel, I had the honor of bending over on my side Monday and the Doctor says just lay there with your pants down but draw your knees up to your chest while I get something else. He then goes in the hall and hollers "who's got the petrolem jelly?"
When he was finished he hads me a box of Kleenx.
I told him he taught me something my Pastor has been trying to teach for a long time.
He said what's that, I replied "what true humility is"
06-26-2004, 01:48 PM
Mark said: "He then goes in the hall and hollers "who's got the petrolem jelly?"
From the distance comes the dreaded reply: "I told you...look in the fridge!"
It's too bad you have to fast for a whole day before the procedure, because you'd think the doctor would take you out to dinner first.
Heron, I'll let you know if I ever find myself in a position to get into THAT much trouble!
06-26-2004, 04:06 PM
I think you need a good fly-in. How about Arlington?
06-26-2004, 04:26 PM
Paul, I agree with Todd. That would be the best medicine you could take for what ever ails you.
06-26-2004, 09:22 PM
Well, Paul, glad for you they're both over...but having been through the big "D" a couple of times myself, it isn't!
06-26-2004, 10:26 PM
I might make it to Arlington, but the real therapy will start with the Oregon International Airshow in Hillsboro August 13-15. The Blue Angels, Jim Vanek's loop, and I'll probably get to see both from the air while doing airborn traffic reports for KUIK. In the following few weeks it will be our caravan to El Mirage, and I hope to get dual training with Pat Warren or John Hardy this Fall at Sport Copter.
With all that to look forward to, and nosy lawyers watching my checkbook for now, I can hold the celebrating until July 28th, when the Big 'D' is scheduled to be over!
06-27-2004, 10:30 AM
. . .and our doctor here has a "huge" finger, not a good feeling! :(
In two years I will be in the market for another most significant other . . .maybe the third time will be the charm.
From now till that day I will be in training down in Brazil with some of those "trouble makers" ! :D
06-27-2004, 10:58 AM
Heron, see if you can find out why Jucie's instructor released him to fly the circuit!
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