Friday, May 10, 2013


...and knobby knee

Yesterday I had another acupuncture session to alleviate the pain in my knee.  Since I’m lying flat on a table, I can’t see what s going on (or in).  So we brought the camera, and Cliff took several photos.  I’m happy to share this one with you.

Can you see how many needles are there?  Total below.

Humor --


At dawn the telephone rings...

"Hello, Senor Rod? This is Ernesto the caretaker at your country house."

"Ah yes, Ernesto. What can I do for you? Is there a problem?"

"Um, I am just calling to advise you, Senor Rod, that your parrot died.

 "My parrot? Dead? The one that won the International competition?"

"Si, Senor, that's the one."

"Damn! That's a pity! I spent a small fortune on that bird. What did he die from?"

"From eating rotten meat, Senor Rod"

“Rotten meat? Who on earth fed him rotten meat?"

"Nobody, Senor. He ate the meat of the dead horse."

"Dead horse? What dead horse?"

"The thoroughbred, Senor Rod."

"My prize thoroughbred is dead?"

"Yes, Senor Rod, he died from all that work pulling the water cart."

"Are you insane? What water cart?"

"The one we used to put out the fire, Senor"

"Good Lord! What fire are you talking about, man?"

"The one at your house, Senor! A candle fell and the curtains caught on fire."

"Good heavens!!....Are you saying that my mansion is destroyed because of a candle??!!!”

"Yes, Senor Rod."

"But there's electricity at the house!!! What was the candle for?"

"For the funeral, Senor Rod."


"Your wife's, Senor Rod... She showed up one night out of the blue and I thought she was a thief, so I hit her with your new Tiger Woods Nike Driver."


"Ernesto if you broke that driver, you are in deep trouble!"


Number of needles, on a knee-d to know basis -- 7.


  1. I did not know acupuncture would give you the blues--I thought they made you a pinkcushion.