I just turned sixty-eight years old. Ailments are a major subject of conversation for people my age, because they are the most exciting things that happen to most of us. This can get dull after about five minutes, so I promise you that I will not tell you about my bad knees, my cholesterol or anything else that smacks of physical deterioration. I’m a fun person, and I am determined to be a stimulating conversationalist.
Wasn’t this winter absolutely WICKED? I swear we got more snow than Mount Everest, what with the Polar Vortex dipping down so far. And it was COLD. It went right to my knees and one or two other joints as well. Talk about pain!
Oops! Sorry. Maybe the weather isn’t such a great subject, either.
That little diner on the corner serves a great breakfast. They offer a delicious omelet made with egg whites, and you can get grits or cream of wheat with it. If you have elevated cholesterol like I do, this is great.
Damn! I did it again!
That same diner also makes great hamburgers, cheeseburgers and chiliburgers. I hear they also have rice pudding that’s to die for. And that strawberry cake in the display case looks scrumptious. It’s too bad I can’t eat any of that …
Whew! I stopped myself just in time!
Okay, let’s try again.
Do you know that there are ten ways a cat shows affection to a human? It’s true. When your kitty bumps your leg with her nose or purrs in your ear, she’s saying, “I love you.” Your cat also knows when you don’t feel good, like your sinuses are blocked with hay fever.