Six years ago today, November 21, 2011, I burst upon the scene, and published my first blog-post. For H E Ellis, that’s 2192 days, exactly twice the count of my three-year celebration post, because I got to include another leap year. Even without BrainRants’ interference assistance, they begin to add up.
Unlike the movie, 19 Years A Slave, I was not kidnapped and forced into servitude, but one way or another, I’ve become a willing slave to this lifestyle.
This is post number 843. I have lots more jokes for the bi-weekly comedy posts, and, between the 100-word Flash Fictions, and the WOW language essays, I get another post per week. The A To Z Challenge helps flesh out the schedule.
I’ve just about run out of interesting anecdotes about my childhood, or work history, and, while they piss me off regularly, I can’t risk boring you with oft-repeated rants about religion, whether Christian or Muslim. I may have to soften my self-imposed publishing schedule, and cut back to only two posts a week.
I have a few blog-themes in a Word file, and I hope to get to at least 1000 posts before I have to give it up. Any suggestions or some ‘We’ll Miss You’ encouragement would be appreciated.
Today is the day that the wife goes in for knee-replacement surgery on the second leg. This time, she will be the first surgery of the day, and I have to have her to the registration desk at the hospital by 6:00 AM.
For two old fogies with a strange wake/sleep schedule, this means that, after I publish this post, we may get an hour or so nap, and then leave for the hospital at 5 AM, when we usually head for bed. It won’t matter for her. They’ll medicate her, and she’ll sleep all day. Me on the other hand…. 😕
She goes in today, and gets out on Thursday. On Friday I have to take her to a physiotherapy clinic. The physiotherapist(?) for the first knee never touched her. He just came to the house and handed out Xeroxed exercise sheets. She recovered so quickly and pain-free the first time, that this time she gets gym workouts immediately. I’ll probably bore you with tales of She Who Must Be Obeyed-versus-hospital bureaucracy in a week or so.
I’ll be busy/distracted for the next few days. Don’t worry if I’m a bit slower than usual with comment replies, or miss a post. Things should be back to their normal level of strange by early next week. I’ll see you then. Let’s see….What do I owe you?? Comedy?? Okay, laughs it is! 😆