While staying at home with a kidney stone, you have plenty of time to think.
So while having a kidney stone problem recently was no fun at all, I thought it would be fun to share with you a few things that go through your mind when you have a kidney stone.
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Last weekend, I was all set to have a nice quiet few days at home.
I had dealt with a minor health problem for a few weeks and then had to work the two previous weekends. I was tired and I was ready for two slow days of working in the yard, doing some writing, watching television and relaxing.
So, of course, I drove from Ohio to New Mexico instead.
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Jeff Bezos and I have a lot in common.
Bezos is the billionaire founder of Amazon who is known as the world’s richest man. In addition, he will be traveling into space this summer, and he is recognized for and wide for his amazing accomplishments.
So, as you can see, we are very similar.
Frankly, it’s a little eerie, and I am starting to wonder if we are somehow related. I will explain it here with these examples that show how we seem to be living pretty much the same life:
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A city in Georgia is building a giant chicken in order to attract tourists.
Yes, you read the correctly.
I had to read the news story twice the other day when I first saw it.
According to this Associated Press article, the city of Fitzgerald, Georgia is building chicken that stands 62 feet tall. The giant chicken will also have plants growing out of its frame, so that it can be some sort of living chicken sculpture.
The city leaders believe that by spending so much money in this giant chicken plant, they will bring attention to their city, increase tourism and help the city with its economic development.
While it sounds like an amazing idea, I do have a few thoughts and questions about it:
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It is always impressive when someone is honored with a title such as Miss America, Mr. Universe or Sir Something-Or-Other.
But those titles always make me think of other contests that would be an honor to win, but might also be confusing. Here are a few examples:
Miss Demeanor – The pageant winner who is pleasant and whose crimes aren’t too serious.
Sir Round – He’s everywhere!
Miss Print – Is this correct? Is this a Miss Print?
Sir Lee– The winner of the most unfriendly contest.
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Like many people, I seem to be getting older.
I’ve noticed it recently in several ways, and I thought I would tell you about it here today before I forget what I was thinking about. Oh yeah, that’s one way. I can’t remember what I am thinking about from one moment to the next.
Here are a few other signs that I am getting older:
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One fine day a few weeks ago, I worked from home like normal, went for a jog, worked out in the yard and then tested positive for COVID-19.
It was quite a day.
The day before I tested positive, I had a little cough. It was spring, though, and it is normal to cough in the spring. I didn’t think anything of it. I had already received my first COVID-19 vaccine shot and was feeling pretty confident. Also, my hair was looking perfect that day.
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Paper towels have evolved past the point of my comprehension.
Paper towel math makes no sense, the types of sheets are too complex and I’m still not positive if I can use them in the microwave or not.
The only thing I know for sure, in fact, is that I can turn paper towels into desktop speakers.
In order to wipe away the confusion surrounding this controversial topic, I absorbed as much paper towel information as possible, and I am proud to share my bounty of findings here with you today. And yes, this includes information on turning your paper towels into desktop speakers.
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On Saturday, I did something I really didn’t want to do.
And wouldn’t you know it, the whole thing turned out great. My intuition never fails to be wrong.
The event was to help a group that was handing out food boxes. I don’t volunteer to help with anything nearly enough, but every time I have helped with a food drive before I have enjoyed it.
This week, though, it was very cold and I had been busy all week with work. The last thing I wanted to do on a Saturday was to go stand outside in the cold.
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The power went out in my town recently, and I found the whole experience to be rather interesting, enlightening and cold.
When the power first went out, I did the only sensible thing I could do, which was to stare at my computer for a few minutes while I tried to figure out what was going on. Did my computer break? Was my work saved? Is this somehow my fault?
My wife and I are both currently working from home, so we were able to determine that the power went out in the house. Then we learned it was out all across the city. It was concerning to hear the power outage was so widespread, but a relief to know that I most likely would not be blamed.
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