Hot On My Tongue

hot on my tongue, I
yearn to get you inside me,
sip until you’re gone

— GB

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Good Dermatologist Report

The meeting with the dermatologist went very well.  I stripped down to my underwear, then the nurse walked in, awkward….. but he checked my whole body and didn’t even find one that needed to be removed or frozen or biopsied.  I talked to him about a persistent little patch of dry skin on my face, he gave me a prescription and we were done.  All told, fifteen minutes tops.  Now it’s time to go out and celebrate.  What shall I do?

1. A couple of weeks ago I took my car in to have the braking system flushed and have new wiper blades put on.  Neither of these are long procedures so I waited.  My “service consultant” came out and told me that when they were changing the wipers, they found that my washer pump was dead.  It was going to be about $220 to replace it.  Pump:  $20  Labor:  $200 (these are my estimates) 😉  It was so expensive because the pump is located under the fender and there are a lot of parts to remove and replace. I told him we would do it another time.  That doesn’t seem like a whole lot of fun though…. it’s not like I’m going to drive around spraying washer fluid all over the place.
2. I need a new phone.  I’ve had my for over two years and parts are starting to fail.  It doesn’t vibrate any more so turning the ringer off is pointless, I’d just as well turn it off.  The battery life is horrid, it show a half charge only 3 hours into the day.  I know I could get a new battery somewhere but that would be $50-$60 I could put towards a new phone.  I can’t install any more apps.  I can’t even update the apps I have installed already.  It tells me that there isn’t any more room and when I try to uninstall apps I don’t use it tells me they are part of the Operating System and can’t be uninstalled.  It won’t even let me install or move apps to the SD chip.  It has been dropped a couple of time and has some cracks at the corners, luckily it hasn’t met the same watery toilet demise that my last phone did.
3. Coffee!!  Now that we have the Keurig coffee maker I use it 3-4 times a day.  Sometimes I make straight coffee and add some sugar free hazelnut creamer, mostly I make a 12 oz cafe mocha.  The drink consists of 40% Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa and 60% French Roast Dark Coffee or a variation on that where I replace the Hot Cocoa with %40 Cafe Mocha, for a stronger percentage of Coffee.  Sometimes, after dinner I make an iced Cafe Mocha.  Anyhow, I could treat myself to more coffee cartridges.

I’m just not sure what to do…..

When I Grow Old

When I grow old
And walk with a cane
When I cease to know
Who you are

Take out to the park
And kiss me a lot
So I believe
You’re my girlfriend

When I grow old
And get around in a chair
When I don’t know
Where I am

Bring me a picture
Of our family
Taken on the farm
Where we lived

When I grow old
And can’t get out of bed
When I can’t remember
Who I am

Bring some coffee
To my room
Don’t forget
The sugar and cream

When I grow old
And my time is short
I don’t want any
Heroic measures

Please sit by my side
And hold my hand
So I won’t be alone
At the end

— GB

Snippets and Coffee

It’s a quiet night around here and I am thoroughly enjoying the peace. I like times like these they’re good for reflection and enjoying some music, maybe drinking some coffee. Here are some snippets of what have been traveling through my mind. It’s not all quiet and while it may seem that some songs may not mix with others… It makes sense in my head.

“And you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it’s sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in a relative way, but you’re older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death”

  • Pink Floyd “Time”

“The hotel bar hangover whiskey’s gone dry
The barkeeper’s wig’s crooked
And she’s giving me the eye
I might have said yeah
But I laughed so hard I think I died”

  • Bon Jovi “Bed of Roses”

“Baby this town rips the bones from your back
Its a death trap, it’s a suicide rap”

  • Bruce Springsteen “Born to Run”

“The steel bars between me and a promise
Suddenly bend with ease
The closer I’m bound in love to you
The closer I am to free”

  • Indigo Girls “Power of Two”

“But if you can look in my eyes
And tell me we’ll be alright
If you promise never to leave

You just might make me believe”

  • Sugarland “Just Might (Make Me Believe)”

“I’ve had to run
I’ve had to crawl
Been rich as a king
Had nothing at all
Still raising hell
And tearing down walls
I know where I stand
I’m learning to fall.”

  • Lowen & Navarro “Learning to Fall”

Man dreams one day to fly
A man takes a rocket ship into the skies
He lives on starlets dying in the night
And follows in the trail, the scatter of light”

  • U2 “In a Little While”

I’m going to find myself a girl
Who can show me what laughter means
And we’ll fill in the missing colors
In each other’s paint-by-number dreams
And then we’ll put out dark glasses on
And we’ll make love until our strength is gone
And when the morning light comes streaming in
We’ll get up and do it again”

  • Jackson Browne “The Pretender”

“I saw my life this morning
Lying at the bottom of a drawer
All this stuff I’m saving
God knows what this junk is for
And whatever I believed in
This is all I have to show
What the hell were all reasons
For holding on for such dear life
Here’s where I let go”

  • Mary Chapin Carpenter “Almost Home”

Coffee To The Rescue

My dad bought a Keurig K-Cup single cup coffee machine today. He also purchased 3 billion k-cups of different types and flavors. We’ve spent 2 hours sampling each type and flavor from a strong french roast to a pumpkin spice. Needless to say, we are both sufficiently amped up. Not to mention, the coffee maker is now out of warranty… But seriously, we did spend some time making different types of beverages to see what serving size setting should be used (this particular machine has five serving sizes from 4 oz. to 12. oz.). I did get a little buzzed while trying out the machine, though it wasn’t just me and dad. My mom got in on the action too. Now we’re set to take the chill off and get a little zing while personalizing each cup. A purchase we’ll hopefully be enjoying for some time to come.