Wednesday, June 01, 2005


It's kinda been one of those weeks. And on top of it, this morning two people remarked that I hadn't written in quite a long time, and since those two people were Bob and Dan, I figured I should probably listen to them and write something.

My dad had eye surgery this morning, and I was worried about that, but he came through it fine, and is at home. I don't know how long it will be until they know whether it was successful or not (he had something happen in one of his eyes that caused him to lose sight in that eye), but at least he got through the surgery okay.

And my brother-in-law was in a motorcycle accident over the weekend, and has several broken bones--ribs, his hand, etc.--but he's home, too.

And Bob's got something weird going on with a facial nerve or something that causes him to feel like--in his words--he's being electrocuted several times a day.

So yeah, it's been one of those weeks.

Bob went to the dentist this morning to see whether it might be a tooth-related problem, and the dentist said he wasn't sure what it was, but that he thought it might be an inflamed tooth related to overnight tooth-grinding, so he gave him a prescription for antibiotics and is going to order an appliance for him, and told him to get a football mouth-guard as a temporary measure. Bob's going on a fishing trip for ten days, leaving this weekend, so I'm not thrilled about not having the problem solved before he leaves, but one of the guys going with him is a doctor, so I guess, worst case, he'll have someone with him who can give him a pain pill or something . . .

We had a really good Memorial Day weekend. My Saturday was normal--running errands: bank, post office, grocery store, etc.--but Bob didn't have any plans on Sunday, and didn't have to work, so we spent the day together, which we don't do very often.

We went to the movies and saw the new Star Wars movie, Revenge of the Sith, then we went out for a late lunch at a Mexican restaurant, then went home, and I passed out for about three hours. When I finally woke up, we did some yard work and took the kitties out in the backyard on their leashes. So it was a pretty full day.

Bob got up early Monday morning and went fishing, so I slept really late, then got up and planted flowers. So there was relaxation, and production. A very nice weekend.

I've got the iPod on "Shuffle," and it contains 944 songs currently, which leads to some interesting juxtapositions. I wrote the first 20 down this morning while I was working. In turned out to be a really mixed-up selection. In order:

  1. 1952 Vincent Black Lightning - Richard Thompson
  2. Crazy Dream - Los Lonely Boys
  3. Fruitcakes - Jimmy Buffett
  4. What a Wonderful World - Keb' Mo'
  5. Pipeline - The Routers
  6. The Girl I Love - David Olney
  7. Sabra Girl - Nickel Creek
  8. Seuls - Les Choristes
  9. Dig Down Deep - Marc Cohn
  10. All I Want is You - David Knopfler
  11. Clocks - Coldplay
  12. American Roulette - Robbie Robertson
  13. Casino Nation - Jackson Browne
  14. Cannonball - Damien Rice
  15. Half a Step Away - Paul Young
  16. Joe DiMaggio's Done It Again - Billy Bragg and Wilco
  17. Regresa a Mi - Il Divo
  18. Memories of You - Ryan Adams
  19. Right About Now - Paul Young
  20. Somewhere in Your Head - Paul Carrack

(I especially liked "Regresa a Mi" following "Joe DiMaggio's Done it Again," although the segue from Robbie Robertson to Jackson Brown's "Casino Nation" was nice, too.)

(I just found out that David is going to be playing some dates next week with Donovan, which makes me want to go download Sunshine Superman . . .)

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