Sunday, May 9, 2010

Beach Tips for those out of the way Vacation Destinations

Beach Tip #1 : No matter how many years you have been going to beaches in the St Petersburg Area, always remember when wading in the water between the sand and the sand bar do the Sting Ray shuffle .

Beach Tip #2: I discovered yesterday that while at the time it is funny to let one of the living shell fish attach itself to your finger or palm and laugh at it being slimy, it leaves a pretty nasty looking mark when its done.

Beach Tip #3: NUDITY IS PROHIBITED , if you see this sign, well to quote a great scholar "Here's your sign" that maybe you should not venture past it with your small children or your Grandma. Why you ask? Well while Nudity is prohibited that is true but what counts as a "bathing suit" is a very open opinion. Take this Exhibit F or Exhibit M. So when a stranger approaches and mentions in a very discreet manner that maybe you should turn your family around and not go much further, DO IT. When this happens no one is trying to limit your beach going fun, they are actually just being neighborly and acting responsible.

Beach Tip #4 If you do happen to head out to Fort Desoto the first three tips apply.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

A pain in the ass

Is there finally a break through from the VA?
Jan 2010 my doctor at the VA seems to have finally taken notice of my complaint of unexplained horrendous stomach pains. Most of the time it is just aggravating other times it feels as if I have a pineapple working its way through my gut. I have complained about this at almost every doctors visit for the last few years. And by complained I mean explain it in a new and exciting way that might get the doctors attention. For years I just assumed it was just another side effect of my medications. Over the years I became use to it, both mentally and physically. When it would flare up I would mentally tell myself don't worry it will be over in a week or two. All this time the one thing I never considered doing was taking my temperature during a flare up, it was this that I THINK, made my doctor sit up and take notice. after tracking a low grade temp for three days, I discovered that as the pain increased the temp would also.
Ok this is a start and I will come back to write more later.