Dec 27, 2007


Tonight figures to be our coldest night of the year so far. Our low will be about twenty-five degrees, not cold by the standards of a lot of places, but darn cold for our corner of the world. I have made a tent with several eight by ten sheets of plastic hanging from our pergola and all my potted plants are crowded inside it. I hope they don't freeze. Speaking of freezing, I went out today with the Seafood King and Some Guy Named Bob to play golf. A guy with good sense would have stayed home, but they nagged me into going. The wind was blowing hard and it was really cold, despite the fact that we teed off at noon. As a matter of fact, on the tenth hole there was ice in the shade along the fairway. The left side of my face, around my left eye continues to be sore as a result of the shingles and the sub-forty degree wind blasting it was very uncomfortable. Good sense and Merle Sneed are not often uttered in the same sentence. I had to also go get a drug screen today for my upcoming gig at Ace Hardware. These drug testing labs are kind of creepy, not that I have that much experience. The one today was no exception. In addition to doing drug tests, they also are some kind of clinic for people with work-related injuries, so there were several burly-looking construction workers in the waiting room. I have been taking some prescription pain-killers that my doctor gave me and I took the bottle to show the drug-testing people, who it turned out, were not at all interested. The disinterested teenager who processed my test said that they would call me if there was a problem with the results and i could explain it to them at that time. Seems wrong to me. Wouldn't it be something if I flunked a drug test for a job at Ace? Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky


Steve said...

I may be wrong, but I don't think those tests pick up conventional pharmaceuticals. I think it's mostly the hard stuff, and marijuana. (And poppy seeds. :) )

d. chedwick bryant said...

Yeah, I sure hope you haven't been consuming quantities of poppy seed bagels--!

Dude, I am on painkillers too-- the VET gave me OxyCATon. (hillbilly cat heroin) Seriously, he did give me painkillers and antibiotics. I have cat shingles--the rash is coating my tonsils and mouth and has wrecked my teeth. I am totally feeling your pain--sometimes I just crawl into a dark corner and sob.

The other thing about cats with the herpes zoster virus is is often passed along ...bad news for Dennis--he made me kiss him on the lips a few times ... so in about a year he should be experiencing some searing mouth pain and tooth pulling.

I can't believe this has happened to me!--but then I couldn't believe it when you got shingles-- I hope you are all better soon.

Kurt said...

Oh please. I can totally sell drills while stoned.

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Happy New Year buddy!!

d. chedwick bryant said...

Hope your plants are all OK.