Friday, August 13, 2010

Chat Amongst Yourselves Until I Return...

I'm out of the office today. Please feel free to hang out here and chat amongst yourselves until I get back. There's plenty of Lindt's 85% dark chocolate in the top shelf of my bookcase.

For your entertainment and inspiration, I'm posting this link to The Miami Herald's reprint of Dave Barry's 2008 column where he gave way too much information about his colonoscopy.

See you tomorrow.


Clarissa Draper said...

Dave Barry is so funny. Thanks for the chocolate. I drank the milk straight from the carton, hope you don't mind. I think it's going sour anyway? Anyone up to playing cribbage? Bridge?


Margot Kinberg said...

Patricia - Thanks for sharing that delish chocolate with us! : ). And the hilarious Dave Barry column. Now, where did you say the coffee is? ; ).

SonshineMusic i.e. Rebecca T. said...

I love Dave Barry!

also, I left you a little award over on my blog!

Happy weekend!

Ann Best said...

I just read the Dave Barry column. I loved it! (But not enough to get a colonoscopy!)

And I loved your chocolates too.

See you later. Happy weekend to you too.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

So, what would everyone like to talk about?

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Happy week-end to you also Patricia, I'll ,eave the dark chocolate as I gave up chocolate some years ago.


Patricia Stoltey said...

Hi, everyone, I'm back. I was happy to see I still have a bit of chocolate left. Sorry about not having the coffee on, but I couldn't have any this morning so I just ignored the fact I might be having company. The cup of coffee from McDonald's that I had on the way home tasted like a nectar of the gods.

Dave Barry's column is brilliant. He says it all so well. No matter how you may cringe at the idea, this is one test everyone should have at least once after they're 50 (or earlier if there are signs of trouble). My paternal grandfather died of colo-rectal cancer, so I'm not taking any chances. And I know a lovely young woman who died of colon cancer in her thirties because she ignored symptoms. It's a one-day (icky) inconvenience with the potential to save lives.

My test was fine. I've passed all my annual physical tests my doc recommended, which now leaves me with no excuse to avoid exercise. Back to the bike and treadmill, on to the walking track, and I'm pulling my weights out of the closet. And I'm not complaining.

Check back tomorrow for the list of books to be given away in August by Mystery Writers of America.