Readers blogs in Living
Dec. 21, 2012
| Taking A Shot
I got a flu shot last week. The next day, I came down with the flu… (okay, according the CDC’s website, you can’t get the flu from a flu shot but you can experience side effects like aches and a fever, which, sorry, is pretty much th...
Posted by wmichka at 10:54 p.m. | Talkbacks
Dec. 9, 2012
| Acting the Fool
My almost acting career started soon after my quadruple bypass. I was up for one of those Lipitor commercials. The ones with the stern-looking middle-aged guys, in black and white, talking about how th...
Posted by wmichka at 10:26 p.m. | Talkbacks
Dec. 1, 2012
| 50 Shades of Old
Three words: Grey Chest Hairs! I found three of them. On my chest. Grey hairs. They’re definitely grey! Hairs. Grey hairs. Right there on my chest. (Near my bypass incision scar, oddly enough. I don&rsquo...
Posted by wmichka at 1:17 p.m. | Talkbacks
Nov. 23, 2012
| Weight Time
I started lying to my watch. I’m not proud of it. It’s something I felt I had to do. It’s one of those heart monitor/stop watch/light up/lap counter/Mayan calendar/who kn...
Posted by wmichka at 9:34 p.m. | Talkbacks
Nov. 16, 2012
| The Guys Have It
I’m an abnormal guy. And I don’t mean my sticky platelets that clogged the three major arteries to my heart so much it nearly killed me. Not that… I’m just not normal. But I’m okay with it. Several decades and a brush with death later, I’m fi...
Posted by wmichka at 12:54 p.m. | Talkbacks
Nov. 2, 2012
| Dirty Job
I met a guy named Alan last night. We were in the men’s room at the time. And before you get any weird ideas, Alan was the Men’s Room Attendant. I didn’t think they had Men’s Room Attendants anymore....
Posted by wmichka at 3:13 p.m. | Talkbacks
Oct. 26, 2012
| Update Envy
My childhood best friend and I are Facebook friends. That’s the level of our current relationship. He doesn’t post many updates. He’s not one of those people, constantly sharing pictures of his dinner or his dog. When he does post som...
Posted by wmichka at 7:33 p.m. | Talkbacks
Oct. 24, 2012
| Apple iPhone 5: Blowout or Beginning of The End?
What’s up with Apple and their new iPhone 5 megawonder, techno-gamechanging, utterly groundbreaking . . . cell phone? It is sometimes useful to look at a company’s stock price to see what may be going on under the surface. Prices rose into the iPhone 5 product release, but ...
Posted by newsuperhuman at 11:06 a.m. | Talkbacks
Oct. 19, 2012
| (not so) Wild About Hairy
Okay, so now I’m plucking ear hair! Little patches sprout out from the tops of both ears… Four or five really long dark hairs show up, seemingly overnight. And then there’re a few inside that’re almost impossible to see so I just nip at them with tw...
Posted by wmichka at 2:50 p.m. | Talkbacks
Oct. 15, 2012
| Just Dandy
I had my six-month cardiologist follow-up Monday. Everything was fine, so he said. Which is exactly what has me worried. Not like I wanted him to find something wrong. I don’t think. Did I? No, that should be good news: “nope, everything’s fine. You&r...
Posted by wmichka at 11:26 a.m. | Talkbacks