Friday, April 27, 2012

Hi, I'm BobG, and you may have heard of me; I'm the author of this blog...

...and I have been very slack in my posting.  I haven't quit blogging, I've just been distracted a lot lately.
My mom has been getting some cataracts taken care of, so my brother and I have been taking her to surgery and follow-ups, and helping her do her shopping and errands since she is presently unable to drive, and also has a bit of trouble getting around at times.  That's what family does, it takes care and supports one another.
The weather has been playing merry hell with my arthritis; most of the time the temperature has been in the eighties, but at times it cools down and we get snow in the mountains and rain here in the valley.  When that happens, the arthritis in my back, knee, and shoulder starts bitching and whining and throbbing until the air pressures settle down.  The joys of growing old.  I'd like to find the asshole who named them "The Golden Years" and bitch-slap him into next Tuesday.  This morning I got a gout flareup, but luckily had some pills for it and was able to chase it away. I had to go to the doctor a bit ago since a couple of days ago my right leg started hurting, got hot, and has a bright red rash on it.  The doctor confirmed what I thought: cellulitis.  The antibiotics should take care of it in a few days, though I understand that lately some of the staph infections (cellulitis is a type of staphylococcus) have been becoming resistant to many modern drugs, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.  Still having bad insomnia, which is jacking around my blood sugar something fierce some mornings, and partly explains my attitude while writing this; hopefully I'll be in a better mood when I next post, and will do it a lot sooner.
But enough of whining about my problems.


Re: The Zimmerman case.
Will everybody just sit down and STFU until all the facts are out?
Thank you.


Some of these should be familiar.

"Li'l Red Riding Hood" by Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
"Evil Woman" by Electric Light Orchestra
"I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
"Mary's Vineyard" by Claude King
"Scarborough Fair/Canticle" by Simon & Garfunkel
"Sometimes in Winter" by Blood, Sweat & Tears
"Devil Woman" by Cliff Richard
"Hold Me Now" by Thompson Twins
"Rebel Yell" by Billy Idol
"Cry Me A River" by Cote de Pablo

This song was one that I remember Tom Petty playing the night of 9/11; I tend to associate it with that since.


I remember when this song came out; I was a student in college. It brings up a lot of personal memories for me.

For those who watch NCIS, this is Cote de Pable (Ziva). She is an accomplished singer.


James Higham said...

I'd like to find the asshole who named them "The Golden Years" and bitch-slap him into next Tuesday.

Nah, too much effort. I'd like to give him three minutes head start, load the air rifle and off we go [or double barrel if you prefer lethal injection].

Anonymous said...

Hi Bob G!
Glad you're still about!
Cote is amazing!

PS - you might wanna update my link to

Guffaw in AZ

Kenny said...

Sorry about your pain. I am glad you are still blogging. Take care of yourself.

Kenny said...

Sorry about your pain. I am glad you are still blogging. Take care of yourself.

BobG said...

James: less work, but not as much satisfaction as a hands-on experience.

Guffaw: thanks for dropping by, fixed your link.

Kenny: thanks for dropping by. I was getting worried when you hadn't blogged for a while. Good to see you're doing ok.

terri said...

Sorry to hear about all the aches and pains. You're right. Golden Years, my ... um.... foot! I've been working out, thinking I'll try to stay on top of being healthy considering my parents didn't do so hot in that department. The more I work out, the more parts that hurt! At some point, shouldn't it get easier???

Okay, Cote de Pablo... Really? She's beautiful, a great actress, AND can sing? Not fair. Didn't know she was such a great singer. Thanks for sharing that.

BobG said...

Terri: getting old isn't much fun, but it beats the alternative.
I don't think it gets any easier, but you might be able to keep it from getting worse. ;>)

PISSED said...

Hi Bob :)

How are you doing?

I noticed you stopped by the blog the other day.

I hope all is well!!

Cheers :)

doubletrouble said...

I'm right on top of things, as you can see by this post date. ;^)

Anyway, what do you "chase away" the gout with? I use colchicine(?), but apparently the has decided that I shouldn't have it any more.
I'm seriously concerned about alternatives when my supply runs out.