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Double Booking/Calcium Deposits and a Pixie

April 25, 2022

Double Booking. Not it’s not a euphemism for some side action, but it may create as many problems as that, if not more… For those not familiar with the term, it’s never used in a positive sense, and in my recent case, was most definitely a negative. I won’t go into details, as I was 100% in fault, but the most intriguing part of the experience was the physiological changes that occurred from the moment I realized I did a boo-boo until the work was safely scheduled.

Similar to a mobile phone being recharged, I had extra current coursing through my head trying to locate, develop, or discover a solution. This consisted of me mainly looking at my Iphone and praying it would ring or a mail would arrive. Unfortunately, this resulted in four nights of little intermittent sleep. Furthermore, while my mind was in Defcon 1, my body countered with extreme torpor, borderline paralysis. Everything I normally did with relish was scaled down to perfunctory level. Walking dogs, eating shake teishoku, watching television- all done as mere activities to pass time and without purpose. If photos were taken during this time I’m sure they would be indistinguishable from a blue Charlie Brown.

Finally, when this ominous weight was lifted the sheer joy of simply breathing normally made me ecstatic. It was then I realized some people live in that continuous anxiety level ALL THE TIME. I admit I don’t know any more about mental stress than before, but I truly empathize with it much more. People often ask why these people commit suicide. I can understand why they do.


Right after I finished the duties required of me and had my life to return to, I mean right after, on the way back home heading to the subway, my right leg gave out and I had to hobble home. Next day, same thing. Went to the doctor and found out it was calcium deposits in my right hi. I inquired as to what the cause, but the doctor had no answer.

I checked the information on the internet and basically repeated what the doctor said.

Except with the mention that some doctors believe stress can bring it on…..

Recent t-shirt witnessed- Alcohol is a vaccine

Not sure what it means, but I’m not what you’d call an expert immunologist, so I’ll refrain from commenting whether it is or not.

Have been morning jogging for about a year now and about 70% of the time I think I see a fairy, maybe a pixie is more appropriate. I’d like to think she’s real but I can’t confirm at this point. She runs…I don’t even know if that’s correct as I don’t hear the shoe sole come in contact with the tar. Maybe she floats, or something in between running and floating. Flonning or roating.

The pace, the stride, all balanced, synced, like all the info has been programmed. No perspiration. No wet stains. I can never tell whether she’s at the beginning of her run, middle, or the end.

This is in direct contrast to my plodding body, tree trunk legs pounding the pavement, and wheezing for more oxygen despite being at a pace slower than most people’s leisurely walks in the evening after dinner. She probably doesn’t believe I’m real either, thinking I should’ve passed months ago based on my running condition.

Strat-o-Matic News

In middle of Week 2 Highlights include-

Rick Reuschel no-hitter

Yankees take 2 of 3 from Royals

Phillies take 2 of 3 from Expos with one 11-inning win

Dodgers take 2 of 3 from Pirates and look very strong

Abby’s 11th Birthday Party


Abby enjoyed Tsuribori edamame and small pieces of chicken, her cake, and overall attention

That’s it. No other highlights. Mama missed Abby biting ear and head off her cake modeled from herself. Cousins were enveloped with their new

Iphones. Gramma told everyone DAME about 50 times and rushed everyone home as soon as they swallowed the last bit of cake.

Hope we get to try again next year!!!




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Gramma out of the hospital. And back to normal. She bragged that in her room of four people she was the only one who didn’t wear diapers. And for lunch, while she was getting hiyashi chukka, my wife,

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Rainy season has lifted, and the heat has set upon us. Brutal. Adding salt to that wound is that mother-in-law is in the hospital. Gallstones. Two weeks. Two surgeries. On the bright side- Total expen

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