Friday, September 24, 2010


About a month ago I had a call from my cardiologist’s office telling me of another pill the doctor wanted me to take.  So I had the prescription filled at a local pharmacy.  Expensive.  Now I get most all my medications from the Veterans Administration at a hefty savings, so when I saw my VA doctor for my regular semi-annual checkup yesterday, they said they would not fill it on the grounds that I don’t need it.

So I called the cardiologist’s office this morning, explained the problem to his nurse, and she said she would get back to me before the end of the day.

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It is now late afternoon, and you think I got a call back?  Hah!  Well, some day ...

Let’s settle for a bit of humor --

More airline commentary:

"In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, masks will descend
from the ceiling. Stop screaming, grab the mask, and pull it over your
face. If you have a small child travelling with you, secure your mask
before assisting with theirs. If you are traveling with more than one
small child, pick your favourite."


Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but we'll try to have them fixed before we arrive. Thank you, and remember, nobody loves you, or your money, more than Kulula Airlines."


"Your seats cushions can be used for flotation; and in the event of an emergency water landing, please paddle to shore and take them with our compliments."


  1. Why Hallmark got into paper greetings: sending card-ograms just didn't cut it.

  2. If it's a statin, DON'T take it! Seriously. Before you add any new tablet to the mix, research it carefully. Except if it's a statin--then trust the VA on this.