It's All Goodnow……

Dr.’s Appointment

Had my annual physical today.  Overall I must say that I think it went well. 

The best words you can hear from your doctor…….”You are in perfect health” 

Nope, didn’t hear that today.  Instead he told me that I had near super human lung capacity, my blood pressure is on target, and nothing was swollen or inflamed……….anywhere………

Last time I went to the doctor they drew my blood and I passed out.   This time I was all good. My hand only turned a light shade of purple.

My doctor was talking to me about my company’s stock price while making sure there were no lumps on my testicles.   Apparently he is a shareholder.   I would prefer for there to be no conversation during that part.  

The doctor told me that Echinacea is a crock.  I disagree.  What does he know?  Not like he went to an Ivy League medical school. 

My EKG went well.  I do, in fact, have a heart.  It beats a little abnormally, but it works. 

Doctor gave me a couple of bottles of prescription strength Fish Oil.  (I didn’t know there was such a thing)

Doctor told me that for as long as I don’t have trouble peeing he won’t check my prostate.   Yeah, I’ll keep going to him for my annual check ups.


This evening I found out that two friends of mine are running the Fairfield Half Marathon.  They are both women.  I’m hoping that I don’t lose to either of the.  That being said, they have both run marathon and are both slightly crazier than I am.  You can train to run, but you can’t train to be crazy……

I now have a reason to train.   And train hard.


I start my volunteer assignment on Monday.   No idea what to expect.  I’ve never taught computer skills before so this should be interesting. 


Had Domino’s new pizza on Sunday night.  Not bad.  The crust tastes like it was dipped in Papa John’s garlic sauce. 


I am thinking about running the Marine Corps Marathon on October 31st.   If I sign up I’m doing it.

Baseball and Lunch with Mom

This mornings thoughts:

Not sure what it is about wearing shorts, but I feel like a better person when I’m wearing them.  I’ll also add Hawaiian shirts to the list of things that make me feel good.   If I’m wearing a Hawaiian shirt I am most likely one of the following:

In Hawaii.  



In Hawaii while tan and drunk.


Jimmy Fallon is getting much better.  The Late Late Show has gone from horrid to something I will proactively try to watch.


As a Red Sox fan I have a feeling that I’m in for a very interesting year. 


I am playing fantasy baseball for the first time in YEARS.  It is fun, but requires a good deal of attention.  A bunch of my friends play so I thought to myself,  “If my friends are going to be geeks, then I might as well join them” 


I’m meeting my Mom for lunch today so I wore a tie and shaved this morning.  That way I can avoid an encounter that we had back in December when I met her for lunch with two days worth of stubble. 


Andrew walks into his mother’s office on 5th Ave.   He wears a sweater to conceal his wrinkled button down shirt and a pair of khakis that had not been washed in a couple/three weeks (however, they had been ironed).  Andrew’s mother sees him walk through the door and she immediately walks to her purse.

Mom:  Here’s 20 bucks.  You look like you could use some money……..

It was like the scene in Goodfellas where Henry goes to Paulie for help at the end of the movie.  Paulie gives him a roll of hundreds and says, “Now I’ve gotta turn my back on you”  (Ok, it was nothing like that, but it made me think of the movie)

That was my highlight of 2009.


Taking a cocktail of Echinacea and Zyrtec to combat the impending allergy season.  I’m taking it before the pollen hits full force so I’m not out of commission for 2 weeks when my allergies hit me.


Just looked at my stock portfolio.   I’m glad these are unrealized losses………for now.