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infinite monkey 01-30-2016 08:57 AM

What a great experience! Thanks for sharing it with us. :)

lumberjim 01-30-2016 01:52 PM

This is from a while ago, but it made me like him a little more.

xoxoxoBruce 01-30-2016 02:53 PM

He's real people. :thumb:

Griff 01-30-2016 04:17 PM

He is, dare I say, an artist.

Undertoad 01-31-2016 10:41 AM

The band is so pro, they know where their cue is to come back in, and are waiting patiently for it, and hit it when it happens, even though they can't see him.

The audio is so pro, they can all hear the Boss perfectly in their in-ear monitors, even if he's 30 feet offstage with a wireless mic.

xoxoxoBruce 02-04-2016 12:37 PM

The thing I love about cats and dogs is they don't have time for self pity. Neither does this guy.

fargon 02-04-2016 12:54 PM


Carruthers 02-08-2016 02:05 PM

My 1991 VW Passat Estate passed its MoT (annual road worthiness test) today.

It was Dad's car but he gave up driving several years ago so it was signed over to me.

I kept my horrible little Peugeot, a mere sixteen years old, on the basis that the Passat would probably reach the end of the road sooner rather than later.

Dad's mobility is so poor that he can only get into the VW and even that tends to be a long winded process.

There's always the possibility of the need to take him to the hospital or Doc's at very short notice as well so that's another reason I've ended up with two cars.

It passed first time so no repairs or maintenance were needed. It has only done just over a thousand miles since the last test so it hasn't been exactly punished and has a total mileage of 68k.

I shouldn't think that either car is worth much more than scrap value and they probably cost more to tax and insure than they are worth.

I never thought that I'd say this, but I look forward to the day when I can give up driving.

With a bit of luck I'll keep one or both cars in serviceable order until that day arrives.

lumberjim 02-08-2016 02:10 PM

I just had a phone call from Buster. He sounds exactly like I figgered.

He's sending candy!

xoxoxoBruce 02-08-2016 02:23 PM

I emailed him before Christmas that I had some of those small round tins I'd send him if he promised not to send me candy, but never got a reply.

busterb 02-08-2016 02:32 PM

Oh yes you did. I said this would probably be my last year for making candy and thanks anyway. But, But who knows?

Clodfobble 02-12-2016 10:52 PM

My cousin (the stabbed-in-the-head-with-scissors-one) called me today!

He's been home for about a week, still in intensive speech/occupational/physical therapy. It's a little heartbreaking to hear him try to speak, with the really (really) bad stuttering and cluttering and word choice issues, but you can definitely tell it's "him" in there. He knows what he wants to say, and got downright fluent for a few short periods when talking rapidly about concepts he felt strongly about, rather than chitchat. He's been told that they expect him to make a 100% recovery, in about a year's time. I told him I personally anticipate half that, if not less. First they were all, "he'll wake up in another two weeks" and he was all, "fuck you, I'm waking up today." Then they were all, "he'll be ready to go home in another 3 weeks," and he was all, "ha ha, suckers, looks like you meant 5 days." So now they say a year; idiots don't know a good bet when they see one...

He still can't draw for shit, but they did some kind of special hand-eye-coordination test that they give to brain injured patients, which somehow magically tells them what capacity is actually inside his brain vs. what he's currently able to make his hand do--and the lady said he outperformed a non-brain-injured person, even now. So they say he'll get full recovery for that as well.

The only thing they don't expect him to get back is the right half of his right eye's vision, which is gone because he apparently also had a mini-stroke at some point during all this, and that's a done deal. But they said his left eye will eventually compensate to the point that he won't notice it unless his left eye is completely closed.

But goddamn it was good to hear his voice again.

xoxoxoBruce 02-12-2016 11:44 PM

That's very good news, I figured he'd get mobile and be able to communicate with some rehab, but I wondered if he'd lose his profession he's built his whole life around. So that's really good to hear. From everything I've read about him, he's a happy person, probably a morning person(yuk), and better at his profession than anyone else. In other words, he's got all the right stuff to come back.
How are they doing with the bills?

fargon 02-13-2016 07:11 AM

That is very good news Clod.

glatt 02-13-2016 08:07 AM

Happy to hear this

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