Showing posts from May 28, 2017

Observed and overheard in SRQ today


Cardiac Rehab - ouch!

I began my cardiac rehab. programme today at Sarasota Memorial Hospital's gym facility on Rand Blvd. (off Clark Road) in Sarasota.

My body has aches in places where I didn't know that I had places.

Cameron May Trump


From Downing Productions

Developed and Perfected by David Cameron and Theresa May
The Game In Which You Will Always Be The Loser

From The Makers of "The incoherent Twitterverse"
"Take America Back.....  to the 1950's and to hell with the rest of the world"
*Written, Directed and Produced by Donald Trump *Starring Donald Trump.

* With additional material by Scott Pruitt
* And a cameo appearance by Mike Pence


I'll have another one next year!

I love my birthday.  I advertise it widely in advance of the day.


Thursday 25th May  (the night before)  Dinner at Cafe Baci with my besties Allan, Rick P, John C, and Rick R.

Friday 26th May (the day) wonderful table fellowship and a home cooked meal with my dearest Ron and Char, and with Ron's sister Karen and her husband Den.  Just what the Doctor ordered!

Saturday 27th May a "special edition" Ben's Bar at my home with Gordon and John, Bill and Patrick, Rick and John, and another Rick at my home

Tuesday 30th May  Drinks and nibbles at the home of Jack and Donna C, with dear Muriel Q, and with Chris and Clare (Brits who live and work in Germany),

Some lovely and unexpected gifts:  wine, and more wine!, ginger preserves, chocolates, Scottish shortbread, "best" English tea bags, a book about Alexander Hamilton, and a Barnes and Noble Gift Card (ear marked for a book about the Amish).

Scores and scores of greetings via birthday cards, e-mails and Face book me…

English Euphemism

My Dermatological Surgeon and I got to be very silly this afternoon.

Dr. Bogart related that last Christmas she was with her family on a beach in Antigua.

An English couple of a certain age walked by.  They had been sitting on the beach.

The wife said to her husband, "I've got sand in my bits and pieces".


More MOHS surgery on Tuesday

I have this so often that I should probably move in with my Dermatological Surgeon  (but I haven't asked her yet)

The Town of Lee, MA and Memorial Day

The central Berkshire County town of Lee, MA calls itself "The Gateway to the  Berkshires". That's indisputable as Exit 2 of the Massachusetts Turnpike is right there. If you are traveling in I 90 west from Boston or east from New York State and Albany you will get off the Pike in Lee for your travels south to Stockbridge, Great Barrington or Sheffield you will use Exit 2.  If you are going north to Lenox, Pittsfield or Williamstown you will use Exit 2.

The story is that the original design for the Mass Pike has it taking a more northerly route with an exit near the industrial City of Pittsfield.  But a powerful south Berkshire County State Senator prevailed so that the Pike took its present route with the exit in Lee.

It's a mixed blessing. Easy access on and off the Pike is a plus. But Lee also bears a cost. All the traffic from north County has to go through the heart of Lee using the two lanes Main and Housatonic Streets. In "the season" all these stree…