Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Wisest Doctor Ever!

After my wrestling match with Mr. Black a few years back I find myself on a restricted diet. Not too much fat or I'll be sick for a day or more. I have a pill that was prescribed by my gastroenterologist that I can take to mitigate the effects. It's called pancrelipase and it augments the low output of my pancreas that came from that whole episode. Ok, enouigh backstory.

My wife found herself referred to a GI doctor and of course we are extreme raving fans of the one that saw me back from the brink. She thought she'd be cute and rat me out to him for my occasional lapse in self control where fatty foods are concerned. His repsonse?

"Well there are a lot of temptations out there. Every now and then you have to look at that cheesecake and say 'I'm just gonna have to hurt." and plow right in."

I love my doctor.

Tole

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Hi My Name Is Tole...

and I'm an NCIS addict. I love all of the characters and actually respect most of the actors (that's hard to do nowadays.) Good show.

Then there's Pauly (Abby) Perrette. When I was a younger man, I went out of my way to associate with folks like her. The fringe appealed to me..still does truth be told. I like being considered a bit off. Makes me feel unique.

Oh well, enough prattle for now. Enjoy this little bit of happy I stumbled across tonight.



Oh and then there's this...




More to come...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Now That's Comedy...

Chuck Lorre, the creator of Two and a Half Men, regularly adds messages to his end-of-show vanity cards. The one for Monday's episode that said this:

"I exercise regularly. I eat moderate amounts of healthy food. I make sure to get plenty of rest. I see my doctor once a year and my dentist twice a year. I floss every night. I've had chest x-rays, cardio stress tests, EKG's and colonoscopies. I see a psychologist and have a variety of hobbies to reduce stress. I don't drink. I don't smoke. I don't do drugs. I don't have crazy, reckless sex with strangers. If Charlie Sheen outlives me, I'm gonna be really pissed."

AMEN.

Tole

Saturday, January 29, 2011

And Now For Something Completely Different

I was inspired. Well, it was late, I was wide awake and Phlegmmy had a nice discussion on what attracts her to certain music. You can read about it here in the post titled "the dividend of years of improper vocal technique: train wreck".

It got me to thinking back to when I was in college and the types of things I liked. I was (am) first and foremast a metal-head with an unexplainable taste in "hair bands" which I still haven't quite figured out. HOWEVER, I spent some time in a music department full of experimental composers and performers. It was awesome. My time there really caused my appreciation for darn-near anything remotely musical to really bloom. My collection is...eclectic to say the least.

Back to the point. Phlegmmy's comment in her post that she has always enjoyed music that was "slightly askew" got me to thinking about one of my favorites, Tom Waits. I don't know what it is about his music, but I can, and do, sit and listen to it for hours. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a good, no thought required, 3 chord brain blaster as much as I always have, but this is good stuff.





And I love that fact that his voice has been introduced to a whole new generation by way of this little spot.



Tole