Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah

I've just returned from the home of John and Mimi. I was invited to Christmas dinner.

Mimi is a wonderful cook! Beautifully prepared lamb. Asparagus with hollandaise sauce. Very good potatoes. And for dessert, cheesecake!

John bought me a golf score counter which keeps track of both strokes and putts. Just what I wanted!

May you have a wonderful holiday celebration!

Monday, December 08, 2014

Been a long time

It has been a long time since my son David talked me into going down to the only computer store in Walnut Creek, California. That was September, 1979. It is hard to believe now, but in 1979, hardly anybody even understood what a computer was. Let alone perceive what computers were destined to become! Only 35 years ago. Lord!!

Blue Tooth Ear Buds
I wanted to get blue tooth ear buds so I could listen to music from Pandora using my iPhone 5s. You might think that a guy like me who began his journey into the world of computers in 1979, would find that getting my new blue tooth earbuds hooked up and running would be an easy task. You would be wrong!

There has been a Universe size innovation in those intervening years. And if you miss out learning some of these changes, you are sh*t out of luck!

I set my heart's desire on JBL's wireless air-buds [link]. Oh, my! Naive me! Thinking that I would easily grasp what the modern child does about this device. I did not even know of the "on-off" sign on the tiny switch. Or the"volume up" and "volume down" on that same switch.

Four trips to the Best Buy store it took me to first buy, and then finally fully understand how to use my new JBL Air-Buds. But I refused to give up.

Oh God! I am a very stubborn soul.


Thursday, December 04, 2014

Going to doctor

Today I am going to visit my primary care doctor at Kaiser. I made an appointment to see Dr. Lee so I could talk with him about several small things that are going on with me.

My forehead has reddish skin, and from past experience I learned that this red skin is a precancerous condition that is pretty easily taken care of by the application of a cream. A month with this cream removes all of this condition.

I want Doctor Lee to take a look at my scalp. I don't know what is going on with my scalp. Something like very dry skin or something.

Very occasionally, my right hand and foot kind of twitch. Doesn't last too long, and does not cause me much problems. But I want the doctor to know about this condition.

I have a sore in the right and left inside of my mouth. The sore is there from me biting myself. Just when these sores are just about getting healed, I bite the same place again! Bummer!

Lastly, I have a little problem getting enough sleep. and I want Dr. Lee to advise me about that.

Feel pretty good!
Now, with all of these things laid out here in my blog for you to read, I want you to know that I feel pretty good. No aches like many of my friends have.

I am able to do pretty much every thing that I want to do. I play golf twice a week and work out at the YMCA twice a week also. I am able to walk on my own without using a cane or walker. I walk pretty good too. However, I don't walk very fast anymore. When I walk with John at the golf course, I notice that he has to slow up regularly for me to catch up. But I am 77 years old now and walking a bit slow does not seem like too much at this stage of my life.



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