Tuesday, September 07, 2010

"You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club." - Jack London

It's been a couple of weeks since I last posted here; sometimes you just don't know what to say.
I was able to get off the oxygen tube a couple of weeks ago, that was a relief.  Went to the doctor today, and I don't have to wear the brace on my arm any more. Starting Thursday I will be doing physical therapy a couple of times a week to get my arm to something approaching normal in strength and mobility. Right now I can raise my arm to about 40º, which is higher than I could do before the operation. I still can't lift more than about a pound in weight, since my arm has atrophied somewhat since my injury. At least now I can work a mouse and type with my right arm as long as it is resting on the arm of my chair.

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Evidently some asshole religious leader is advocating a large-scale burning of copies of the Qur'an; I can't go along with that, I have to say. There are a lot of people in the Muslim religion that consider kafirs (non-Muslims)to be enemies, but that is no reason to be causing this sort of disrespect, any more than it would not be proper for them to do this sort of thing to the Talmud or the Bible. This country is partly based on the idea of freedom of religion, whether the other religion likes us or not. If you think I'm wrong, fine; it's how I feel.

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To my Jewish friends, I wish you a good Rosh Hashanah; may your new year be prosperous and happy.

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"Green-Eyed Lady" by Sugarloaf
"California Dreamin'" by The Mamas & the Papas
"With You There to Help Me" by Jethro Tull
"Walkin' After Midnight" by Patsy Cline
"Time for Livin'" by The Association
"Gingerbread Man" by Mindi Abair
"Ain't Even Done With the Night" by John Mellencamp
"Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield
"Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
"I Drink Alone" by George Thorogood

This first one is for Terri





10 comments:

meleah rebeccah said...

Oh I am so happy to hear you are doing much much better! *whew*

And thank you for the Jewish New Years wish! :)

the pistolero said...

Good to hear you're doing better, Bob. "Walkin' After Midnight" and "I Drink Alone" are my favorites from their respective artists. The latter does have an actual video. :-)

LeeAnn said...

All those margaritas sacrificed in your honor worked! I'm so glad you're getting much better. I'd best get back on it, though. Don't want you to have a relapse. :)

BobG said...

Meleah: thanks; it's always good to hear from you. I hope you get over your illness soon.

Pistolero: It's hard to beat the classics, isn't it. I actually saw that video, but it wouldn't let me embed it here, so I had to use a different one.

LeeAnn: thank you for the sacrifices you have made ;). If it wasn't for this damn diabetes thing I'd be joining you with the tequila.

Bob G. said...

BobG:
Glad to hear you're mending well...it's gonna take time, but isn't that what we ALL have (..."until the end of time"...as Meatloaf once sang about?)
Take it slow...and take it easy.

Great music list you have here, too...got me humming my lips off now...LOL

Stay well out there.

(the other Bob G)

James Higham said...

Sam the Sham - yo, I'm stealing that.

BobG said...

Bob G: to tell the truth, time is what I always feel is too short; things always seem to go too fast or too slow.

James: one of the great classics of the sixties.

terri said...

That first one is for Terri? As in "me" Terri? If so... THANK YOU! I do still love me some Rick Springfield, even after all these years.

Actually, you have a few of my favorite songs in your list.... California Dreamin, Walkin' After Midnight, Ain't Even Done with the Night.... Good list. Makes me want to get my iPod out!

BobG said...

Terri: when that song came up in my playlist, you were the first person that that popped up in my mind.

DirtCrashr said...

Hope you're healing-up and quickly, it would have been very cool to have you at the Rendezvous!