Sunday, January 17, 2010

Showdown in San Diego

New York, New York....If you can make it there, you'll make it anywhere...Well, the time has come for the upstart most improbable team to be in the NFL playoffs to keep believing...and now Jets...It's up to you, New York, New York!


Tonight the New York Jets take on the San Diego Chargers, as the biggest underdog in the playoffs...but diehard Jets fans really believe....They Will Beat the Bolts!......



It's been more than forty years since the best Super Bowl ever was played in Miami on January 12, 1969, when Broadway Joe Namath 'guaranteed' a win and backed it up and beat the heavily favored Baltimore Colts 16 to 7.......




The quintessential Jets fan is 'Fireman Ed' Anzalone, who leads the hometown fans at every
New York Jets' home game with this famous chant, "J-E-T-S, Jets!, Jets!, Jets!.....








It's been a long time and lots of dashed dreams along the way, so maybe just maybe tonight is the night for 'Gang Green' to bring back the magic..........so here's to you
NEW YORK, NEW YORK!!!....





126 comments:

Coreen said...

While my head tells me the Jets can not win,
they are overmatched by the Chargers, my heart
says 'yes they can'!

And while I was an absolutely crazed Jet fan
when Joe Willie was the QB, I really hope these
Jets win tonight....

Coreen said...

And just to be on the safe side,a long suffering Jet fan, Mark Williamson, is not taking any chances...just in case there has been a 'curse' for these 40 years...he engaged the services of a witch who instructed him to perform a 'ritual' to excise any 'blocks' in the way...."could this be magic"?...Jet fans will take whatever help they can get along the way....

Jets fan plots a supernatural route to the Super Bowl

Solar said...

Coreen,

Im on your side; GO JETS, Please send my a pic of you in your Cheerleaders outfit..pom, poms and all. Do you have you white football shoes on?

Carol,

Study finds aerobics slows brain aging

Apart from its long known health benefits, regular aerobics exercise can ward off thinking and memory problems commonly seen during the aging process.

According to the study published in Archives of Neurology, engaging in moderate physical activity such as brisk walking, swimming and yoga in midlife lowers the risk of developing mild cognitive problems.

High-intensity aerobics routines can improve mental function in seniors already suffering from mild problems such as forgetting names and misplacing items.

According to lead researcher Laura Baker, six months of intense aerobic exercise "improved cognitive abilities of attention and concentration, organization, planning, and multi-tasking."

The study found the influence to be greater in women.

Chloe said...
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Chloe said...

... oops, it was easier to delete it and start over, rather than try to correct the errors in a follow up post.

Solar, That information you linked over at TM talking about aerobics and their effect on the mind made me think about this article:
Mind Aerobics: How To Get Your Memory In Shape.

"It's possible to fight brain busters, scientists increasingly believe, by taking control of your life and reducing stress. What works is a strategy to improve overall health -- and to stimulate the brain with exercises that can be considered "aerobics for the mind."

Be sure to take a quick look at the section on the bottom too, called : " -- Where Did The Year Go?" Mind Aerobics: How To Get Your Memory In Shape.

Good luck on your game today Coreen!

Solar said...

Regular exercise has anti-aging properties

Long-term physical activity can protect individuals against the aging process by stabilizing telomeres at the cellular level, a new study finds.

Telomeres, short sections of DNA at the end of the chromosomes, shorten each time the cell divides, making cells more susceptible to death. These caps which play a critical role in stabilizing DNA are believed to shorten with age.

According to the study published in Circulation, telomeres shorten less quickly in the key immune cells of professional athletes.

Regular physical exercise activates the function of an enzyme known as telomerase — which helps stabilize telomeres, lowering the telomere shortening in leukocytes.

The strongest effect was reported among professional athletes who are used to endurance training.

"Our data improves the molecular understanding of the protective effects of exercise and underlines the potency of physical training in reducing the impact of age-related disease," concluded lead researcher Ulrich Laufs.

Solar said...

Hi, Sally,

Did you have a nice time yesterday...did M get my kiss?

Solar said...

I should have waited to make a thread about exercising but thought since we are in a football mood, that it would go with it.

Tony gave me a shout out over at tm...when I saw it, I looked for this info, and found it right away. so I brought it over here also...

Coreen said...

Hi guys,

Solar, you have a long memory too, 'white shoes' and all, those were the great days,
razzle/dazzle....being a football fan was lots of fun...I don't like the run/smash brand of football, like the high flying passing game, which unfortunately the Chargers are thriving on....not a good omen for the Jets, but 'you
gotta believe'.....

And I hope you do put up an 'exercise' post, I have been trying to do a little more each day,
building up to a more consistent routine....but
so far, not really concentrating enough....

Chloe, give you lots of credit for your
stamina...used to have a toddler who spent a lot of time around our house, & he was a handful, just keeping him entertained....but
maybe you said it already, it gave us a chance to be kids again, playing with toys....puzzles, games, bikes, playing ball, etc...

Enjoy this year, since the 'terrible twos' are not far away.....

Chloe said...

... she loved your special kiss Solar.

Solar said...

One more:

Lifestyle changes can tackle aging

A new study has found that getting more exercise and following a healthy and balanced diet can help postpone age-related cell damage.

According to the study published in The Lancet Oncology, adopting a healthy lifestyle boosts the activity of telomerase, the enzyme that protects cells against damage and death, and thereby delays the aging process.

Findings showed that improving one's diet and lifestyle can increase telomerase levels by 29 percent.

The study revealed that several factors such as smoking, obesity and a sedentary lifestyle are associated with shorter-than-average telomeres.

Shorter telomeres and low enzyme activity are indicators of disease and premature death, as they contribute to cardiovascular diseases and many types of cancer.

Conversely, increasing telomerase activity decreases LDL cholesterol levels and stress - intrusive thoughts.

Scientists concluded that following a diet rich in fruit and vegetables, vitamin supplements and fish oil, along with exercise and stress management can help increase telomerase activity and tackle aging.

Solar said...

Chloe,

The oldest nephew is about 43, and he used to get that kiss....some of the older girls, say that they are way to old for it...they are, and when I just give them a regular hug, and kiss...they sometimes give me the rasberry kiss......even some of my Child hood freinds, daughter, that is married now...sends one in her christmas card.....they all called me uncle...

Solar said...

Carol, went into the hood again to wash her cloths...pretty soon she will be part of a gang....maybe she can prevent them from getting into the "joint" by getting them wise....or maybe she will be getting a tattoo on her......pic please.!!

Chloe said...

Ha Solar!
And Coreen's right, it would be so good for us all if you did a lead post on exercise and it's effect on aging and the mind. You're good for us Solar.

Coreen, I've already been known to say she's already reached the 'terrible twos' early.

Chloe said...

I don't think we're going to be catching Coreen in a tattoo parlor any time soon.

Lunch!!

Solar said...

Chloe,

M is the center of the Universe...until she has a little sis, or bro, then she will not be..and the other new one, will not get as much attention as M did..and so forth....just think, about the families of the past...that had many children, it was normal to have a lot of children..

Solar said...

Lunch.!! didn't u get enough cupcakes yesterday?

Carol, is the one getting a tattoo, but if Coreen gets one also....anther pic please....

Coreen said...

Chloe,

And I remember how exhausted we were when we had to clean up all the toys every day.....

Coreen said...

Needles???!!!!not a chance....

Solar said...

U know with all of these pics that Im not getting, I could almost not start a photo album.....where are all of the pics, that I have been asking for??

Coreen said...

Works both ways.....

Solar said...

What works both way's? I almost got a taboo when in the Military..but did not like the Idea of not being able to erase it...wanna know what I was going to get?...not never mind....

Solar said...

taboo= tattoo, and not = no...Ha, I better slow down...

Solar said...

Finally, some real news:

Fareed Zakaria, on cnn, talking about the interviews that the banks had with congress.....wed, i think.?

Coreen said...

"What works both way's?"

Where are pics of you?.....

Solar said...

I know what u meant....u first..all of them.!

Solar said...

Did U see Wed, that the Fed, Reserve posted a 52bil profit?

Solar said...

US Federal Reserve posts record $52bn profit

The US Federal Reserve
The US Federal Reserve has reported a record profit of $52 billion in 2009 due to earnings gained from investments aimed at rescuing the US economy.

The Fed says it paid $46.1 billion to the US Treasury last year from its investments in Treasury bonds and mortgage-related securities — including those of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

"The significant increase in earnings on securities was primarily due to increased securities holdings as a result of the Federal Reserve's response to the severe economic downturn," the Federal Reserve explained in a statement on Tuesday.

The entity that functions as a central bank for the US says it returned any profit to the Treasury Department after paying operating costs.

The Fed's profit last year was $14.4 billion more than it had earned in any year since 1914.

The numbers are a sign that the Fed has been successful in dealing with the economic crisis triggered by a dramatic rise in mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures.

But there is a risk of significant future losses if the Fed sells investments or loses mone

Solar said...

Possibly the best reporter that there is on now, on cnn. Christiane Amanpour..ok will see U later...go Jets...

Coreen said...

Solar,

The testimony by the bankers last week was
at the least 'tone deaf'...while they acknowledged failures in the runup to the near
utter destruction of the world's economy/financial system, in truth, they did not accept any responsibility for the near catastrophe.

While I am not always in tune with Paul Krugman, from his Friday column...

"The official Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission...began taking testimony on Wed.
In its 1st panel the commission grilled four major financial industry honchos. What did we
learn?

Well if you were hoping for a Perry Mason moment--a scene in which the witness blurts out: 'Yes! I admit it! I did it! And I'm glad!"
the hearing was disappointing. What you got,
instead, was witnesses blurting out: 'Yes! I admit it! I'm clueless!'

Ok, not in so many words. But the bankers' testimony showed a stunning failure, even now,to grasp the nature & extent of the current crisis. And that's important". It tells us that as Congress & the administration try to reform the financial system, they should ignore advice coming from the supposed wise men of Wall Street, who have no wisdom to offer."

Bankers without a clue

Solar said...

Coreen,
thanks, and it looked ( I watched a little of it) like the Bankers went prepared for the questioning of the commission, while the commission was not prepared to ask the very tough questions imo...they either don't want to ask the questions, that are needed, or they wont'....

Solar said...

or they don't know that should read...but the bankers look like they are ready to answer the week questions by the commission...

Solar said...

ps, As to you saying that the ones that caused these problems in the first place, should not be listened too....I agree, how obvious is that...Why is a wall st. guy like Giethner the lead man, for Obama.....I would think that there are enough professors of economics that could have done his job, no? same for chairman Bernake.!!

Chloe said...

"Carol, is the one getting a tattoo"

LOL! I meant Carol!

Chloe said...

Your Jets avatar is the perfect touch for this thread Coreen!

Solar said...

What kind do you have, where?

Solar said...

I have a tattoo that is sorta redundant.....

Solar said...

Ok....GO.....JETS.....GO.

That Mn. team looked awful good. Going to be a good game when they play the Saints...It will be Mn, defense, against, the Saints Offense....

Coreen said...

Solar,

You again showed us why we love you, over at TM...you see an something unfair & you are there to stand against it....

Back to football, I think Chloe was referring to the jets logo next to my name on the posts.

All three home teams won so far, not a good sign, but maybe the odds are now good for an upset.

And Carol, your Saints get those purple people
eaters next....

Check in later.....its showtime

Chloe said...

Come on Solar, 'fess up. What is it and where is it?

Chloe said...

Don't tell anyone, but I like Domino's Pizza. It comes in extra thin, medium and deep dish crust..... and they deliver. Three medium pizza's for less than $20. The American dream!

Solar said...

Chloe, Dominos Pizza, should not be called Pizza....like Taco bell should not say they make Mexican food......


wanna know?

Chloe said...

Ha! I like Taco Bell too.

Wanna make something of it?

(... and yes, of course I wanna know. Who wouldn't?)

Chloe said...

Coreen's right. You're so attractive when your angry. You get over there and give them hell Solar!

Solar said...

Chloe,

I have to look in the mirror to see the butt tattoo on my butt, and don't have any pixxxx's butt I could tale one....

Chloe said...

Solar, right after you do that, make sure you post a link to it here.

Carol said...

Afternoon folkes. I see the score is still nada to nada. That's a good sign Coreen.

Got my clothes washed and my groceries.

My plumber came today and fixed my plumbing. Whoopee! He had another guy, they dug a hole, pumped tons of water out from under the house, and fixed the broken pipe. Had to go get the pipe. It was the pipe from the hot water to the washer in line. They worked for about 3 hours and only charged me $195. I was so pleased getting it done so soon and it not being too bad. I felt like he was a little too easy on me so I gave him a bonus.

I came home and took the Maggot for a walk. She's the one getting lazy. I was going to make a second trip around but she put on the breaks. I would have had to drag her down the asphalt.

Oh, it's a beautiful day today. Sunny and in the 60s.

And I don't do tattoos. I don't want a wrinkled up little pic on my body.

Solar said...

No need to. You already posted it..all the butt jokes...that enough of that....

Chloe said...

"it's a beautiful day today. Sunny and in the 60s."

Good to see you feeling so good Carol. And I can't believe what a good price your plumber gave you. See, what goes around, comes around.

In a few days, we'll be in the low 70s for a while. Tuesday is actually a 'low' of 61. It's so nice to know we don't have that long, before the weather improves.

Chloe said...

..uh, oh Carol. I just saw this over at TM.

"congrats to the Minnesota Vikings, your team was the very best team on the field today. Good luck against New Orleans next week."

Are the Vikings a big threat? (where's the game going to be?)

Carol said...

Chloe, you'll have to ask Coreen about the Vikings. I don't know anything about them. A friend of mine, who is a big football fan, said we'd have to play as good as yesterday or better to beat them next weekend. We've playing in the Dome which is a big plus.

Chloe said...

.... sounds like your guys have the right attitude Carol. They're not taking anything for granted.

New Orleans Saints know it will only get tougher against equally-hot Minnesota Vikings http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2010/01/new_orleans_saints_know_it_wil.htm

Carol said...

Solar, you are singing to the choir with all the good stuff you have listed re exercise. I believe it is the closest thing we have to a fountain of youth. I do try to eat healthy but can't give up all my fun food. I seldom ever eat fast food out though.

I report to you when I do my exercise because that is what helps keep me working at it. I need an exercise partner to keep me motivated and now you're stuck being my partner. Keep cracking that whip.

Solar said...

Told U earlier...The Vikings will be tough. They have a very good defense..and will put pressure on the The Saints qb...but it should be an even game, all around.....this is the playoffs,

Solar said...

I love it when U talk about whips,,,is maria in high heels??

Chloe said...

Carol, I went back to find out why my link didn't go to the story (and it was gone, but found this)

Oddsmakers make Vikings short underdogs against Saints http://www.covers.com/articles/articles.aspx?theArt=179468&t=0

Chloe said...

Like you said Carol, the fact that they're playing in the Dome should be a benefit to the Saints.

Chloe said...

Carol, You'll have to ask Coreen to do another post for your team when they're up against the Vikings.

This post was so well done Coreen, and it contributed to the excitement of the game.

Solar said...

Hi mz Chlo

Coreen said...

Long half, Rex better come up with some magic for the 2nd half....tough times ahead.

The Vikings will be a hand full for your Saints
Carol. Brett Favre is a hall of fame QB with lots of experience, though Jet fans, don't like
him because of the way he failed them in between retiring from the packers & when not being able to play for the vikings, he came to the Jets but after about 8 games in was pretty bad,though he says he was really hurt, now this year he is back to being the champion qb he was for the packers for so many years....

I see there was discussion about pizza at TM...

You know I think that outside the east coast
there is no real pizza....

One of the best pizza places in CT is in West Haven....Zupardi's & there are many who think
that Modern Pizza in New Haven is the best....

Coreen said...

Right now, the line would have the Saints with
the home field a slight favorite by 4 points..

Coreen said...

Oh & CBS did not show the Jets field goal, they
stayed in commercial throughout...had to hear
it on the NY radio....that is almost like the
Jets....Heidi game, Solar should remember, but no one else here will.....

Carol said...

Coreen, your guys still have a good chance.

jan said...

"The times I've had to go to laundry mats, because of washing machine problems, or whatever, I have actually enjoyed it. It's warm there (like you said); it smells of that good, clean smell of laundry detergent, and the hum of the machines is kind of calming. (then there's those vending machines, with the junk food, yum... :)."

Chloe, you have a wonderful way with words. I feel the same way about the laundry mat. I would not be going if I did not have a problem with doing laundry at home. Since I have been washing my clothes at the LM I have not had as many problems with skin itchiness - so I definitely believe my machine is not working well.

jan said...

Coreen, Go JETS.

Carol, you were so good at teaching students too. They really loved your classes when we taught together. You shared the passion you had for the content you taught. I am pondering what you said about the docs and that they are not threatened by you in the work you do now. Damn right - you are taking care of a group of people that they probably don't want much to do with.

John has taken clinical (hosp) training with some other ministers who have done prison work. These other ministers, like you, have found the work very satisfying.

My last few years of teaching I went back to teaching undergrads - after about 10 years of teaching in a grad nurse program- and I realized that this was really what I was meant to do. When nurses get their PhDs they think that teaching undergrads is beneath them. What messages we often tell ourselves about who we are??

jan said...

"Sunday morning is jumpin at the laundry. Kind of an international crowd."

I like to go to the laundry mat on Sundays too. Here, many of the American Indian folks wash at the LM. Many of the Navajos who live on their native lands do not have running water. I often see my students or former students at the LM. You can always tell the single men b/c they are doing their own laundry and you don't see them folding women's clothes. If a hetero couple come together, the women ususally do the work and the men sit around and read the paper - sometimes the men pitch in with the folding. I have decided the LM is a study in sociology.

Solar said...

Coreen,

They need to hold and score 1- more td going into the -4th.!

Carol said...

Hey, hey, hey baaaby! Go Jets. Coreen, your lucky post is working girl!

Coreen said...

You guys can't hear me screaming!!!!!

Carol said...

Thank you Jan. I had so much fun when we worked together with our classes. No one else ever cared about the physical assessment course we developed. Even when they gave me other faculty to work with, I couldn't let them touch my students because they didn't want to learn the material enough to really help the students.

I've enjoyed my laundry time but now my pipes are fixed. I may still continue to go to the laundramat. There were many hispanic speaking people in today and the TV was on a Spanish channel. Maybe I can get back to trying to learn Spanish and get some practice at the laundramat.

Before hurricane Rita I never saw any Mexican people in our community. Since Rita we have quite a few. I always wondered why Texas had so many and we were so close but no Mexicans.

Solar said...

Need to hold here and then run the clock out.!

Carol said...

Remember Coreen, the Swamp can provide gris gris. It's a voodoo spell that provides a powerful form of good luck.

Solar said...

That 1st field goal miss by the Chargers, is looking very big right now.!

Carol said...

They can't even kick a field goal.

Coreen said...

Oh my god!!!! another miss, how sweet that was!!

Solar said...

it's all over, Jets win.!

Coreen said...

Not yet, not yet....

Solar said...

Coreen,

U owe me big time for pulling the Jets thru....I will let U know what and when........

Coreen said...

Don't forget the infamous Heidi game, 2 minutes
left & the Raiders scored 14 to beat my jets
way back then....

Carol said...

That ain't gonna happen Coreen.

Carol said...

This is a nail biter.

Coreen said...

the jets really need a 1st down.....

Carol said...

What to do??

Carol said...

Good plan.

Coreen said...

that's all she wrote.....

Carol said...

Do you believe now Coreen?

Carol said...

I need a drink.

Solar said...

Coreen, did U faint??

Coreen said...

now here in NY one of the fan announcers is a
long time diehard jet fan who is in san diego
and about to do a live show from there, he
will be insane...

For the jets to make it to the afc championship
game is just incredible......

Coreen said...

not quite, but my heart was pounding.....

Solar said...

It would be great if the Jets, and the Saints played in the SB.!

Coreen said...

The jets would have to get by Peyton
Manning, who some believe may be the greatest
qb ever....

Carol said...

"It would be great if the Jets, and the Saints played in the SB.!"

That would definitely confuse our gris gris.

Carol said...

Have the Jets ever been in the Super Bowl before Coreen?

Coreen said...

Carol, you forgot, Super Bowl III, January 12, 1969 Joe Namath guaranteed a win and he
backed it up....beat the baltimore colts 16-7

Those were 'my jets'.....

Carol said...

Oh yeah Coreen. Well they had they turn, it's now our turn. It's OK if we play them, better than playing the Colts, but they can't win.

Coreen said...

Carol, does new orleans have any 'tabloid' newspapers? In New York, there is the daily news & the post, both of which always have
back cover sports pics like the ones I used
here...

If New Orleans or another local paper is like that there, I will try to get some of their
covers for a NFC championship post next week
for the saints....

New York sports teams get big coverage in those
papers every day....

Coreen said...

I can do a championship post for each game time...

Coreen said...

One step at a time...

Carol said...

I really don't know much about New Orleans, Coreen or about sports coverage.

Carol said...

Did ya'll hear about that young 26 yo
Bear's football player who died today? Autopsy revealed he had an enlarged heart. I wonder if he had ever had a chest xray. That would have detected an enlarged heart. I doubt that would be part of a football physical, but I don't know.

Chloe said...

Carol, What causes an enlarged heart?a Could it be too much exercise or steroids??

don1one said...

High blood pressure will cause an enlarged heart over time Chloe, but I doubt that was it in this case. It's why I have to worry though, because medication won't control mine.

Hi all! Made it to St Pete and they have a $200/week room special. I'm planted till the end of the year. woo hoo! Looks like the swamps THE lucky place to be this year.

Chloe said...

The beach bum is reporting in! Hi Don!

I've heard that medication won't lower some people's blood pressure as much as it will with others. Luckily it works for me. Does anything work for you?

don1one said...

Hi Chloe,
Acting French.

Had a great day with my adopted family. My friend left a wonderful family here.

I'm on the two meds that work, but I can easily get up to 200/100 if I'm stressed. My body over reacts to stress ever since I taught high school. Probably a good thing I never had kids, God bless ya'll that did it so successfully.

I thought I had a hyperthyroid like Carol's, but the say I'm normal. It's just my addled mind.

Everyone have a good day?

Chloe said...

Don, I'm so glad you're enjoying your time with your friends family!

Are you serious about staying in Florida 'til the end of the year. On the ocean!

don1one said...

Well, I'm trying to move here permanently. The special is over at the end of the month though.

So where's everyone at? Out celebrating the Jets win?

I heard from Tony, and waved as I went by. It's going to have to wait till next time though, he's a loooong drive away.

Carol said...

Sorry, I was over at the Trail reading.

Yes Chloe, steroids can cause an enlarged heart.

"Enlargement of the left ventricle of the heart. It has been well documented that coronary issues may result from the abuse of anabolic steroids, commonly beginning with the enlargement of the left ventricle."

There are viruses, and other drugs and alcohol. Uncontrolled hypertension but that would take a while. Could be something congenital and then sometimes they just don't know.

May never know what caused it.

Carol said...

Don, have they looked at all the causes of secondary hypertension? Checked out other hormone problems like pheochromocytoma? Rare but difficult to manage. Checked your renal arteries? With all the Bp meds available, it seems something would work. What are you on?

I do have many, especially AA, who are difficult to control even with 4-5 different meds.

don1one said...

Calcium channel blockers actually make my blood pressure go up and beta blockers are why I put on the extra weight in the first place. I haven't gained any weight since I quit taking them. Mostly it's lifestyle. I'm a Type-A that's trying hard to reform. Time on the swamp with a fishing pole sounds wonderful. The extra daylight down south is also really beneficial.

It's probably hormonal, but as a contractor my health insurance is on again off again and I had a terrible PA that wasted a lot of time last time. I have a lot of personal interest in the current HCR bill. Congress did do something wonderful, a reduced COBRA rate is available for 15 months now.

Carol said...

Don, That $4/mo deal they have at Walmart and Walgreens has some of the oldies but goodies on the list for Bp.

I tried Enalapril, a ACE, and it shot my Bp up really high. I'm on an old beta blocker, that I needed when hyperthyroid, and the generic for Norvasc, a calcium channel blocker.

don1one said...

Norvasc is the one I had trouble with. It'll shoot me up over 30 points

ACE inhibitor and a diuretic help. They used to take care of it though when I wasn't exercising enough.

I'm trying to change my lifestyle, it's about time. 100 hour work weeks aren't a stranger.

I'm on a crusade to bring sanity back to the American lifestyle. Our culture is severely broken. More fun!

Carol said...

Don, I saw that Fayetteville had a high of 71 today. We didn't even get there.

don1one said...

BTW, it's not the meds, it's the tests.

Carol said...

Not sure what you mean there Don.

Carol said...

Nice to have a Sunday evening where I don't have to iron clothes for work in the morning. MLK's BD tomorrow.

don1one said...

So you actually get the holiday Carol? That's great.

You were getting warm temps before we did Carol. But I'm not going to have to worry about that for the next 2 weeks.

I had a PA run a bunch of tests to find the problem, but he did them wrong and kept getting what the results meant wrong. So now I have to go back through all the tests again.

All I learned was that I had a meningioma. And I don't know if it's growing yet. That's $1,500 for a non-insurance rate.

Carol said...

Has anyone heard if they have gotten food and water to those people in Haiti yet? I don't have cable but the little I have seen looks like those people are starving for food and water.

I could never understand why they couldn't have lowered pallets of food and water to those people in NO after Katrina. Anderson Cooper was there handing out the little water he had. All the news people get where they want to go but the government can't?

If the roads are impassable why can't helicopters hook up pallets of food and water and lower it to areas where people could all get to it? It makes no sense putting up all these hospitals if people are going to starve and thirst to death.

Carol said...

Don, here, we have hospitals with clinics you can go to if you don't have insurance and can't afford expensive tests. Or they might charge on a sliding scale. Some specialists may not be local. Do you have that available where you live?

Carol said...

As a Veteran, can you go to VA for care?

don1one said...

C-130s can do low altitude drops out the back. Plus what helicopters can bring in. It's just getting everything going. I think this time there won't be anyone turning back shipments.

I'm not watching the news. I'm really trying to treat the causes of stress, not hide the symptoms. I really think we need to get back to a village, not a consumer, mentality.

don1one said...

i could probably get VA benefits, but there are a lot of Iraq veterans that really need them.

I just 86'd the customer that was causing the stress in the first place.

Carol said...

I can't 86 mine. I just talk a walk outside.

Carol said...

And come home to the river..

Carol said...

Well, off to watch a documentary to put me to sleep. There's a site on the Net that has some good stuff.

jan said...

Coreen, congratulations on the Jets win today.