Monday, July 18, 2011

An Interruption In My Dereliction

Linda is out tonight. She said she was going clubbing with some of her girlfriends. Now I am sitting here thinking about it and I have no idea where they're going to find baby seals in the Detroit area.

So anyway, I am alone in the house and bored shirtless. Yes, I said "shirtless." I am sitting at the keyboard typing this bare chested. The temperature has been through the roof. This is why I prefer winter to summer. In the winter, when it's too cold, you can keep putting more and more clothing on until you arrive at a comfortable temp. But in summer, when it is hot like today, you can take off your clothes, but only to a point. Once you get naked, and if you're still hot, there is nothing to remove to cool down any further.

I saw a commercial on television for "Exelon." This is a patch medication for Alzheimer's disease. The majority of the ad boasts how the patch helps the patient with memory, understanding, communicating and reasoning. The last portion of the commercial is the disclaimer which states that the patch cannot change the course of the disease. Also, using a second patch before removing the first patch, or any use of multiple patches, can cause death. Suddenly I pictured all these poor old people forgetting they already put the patch on and putting on a second and then a third and maybe a fourth before falling over dead, and never once realizing that they have over-medicated themselves.

According to Reader's Digest "Laughter is the Best Medicine." So instead of prescribing Exelon to Alzheimer patients, how about just tickling them four or five times a day. It may seem like you would have to dedicate a good portion of your day and energy for tickling, and you would, but even so, it's worth it when you see those dentures go flying. It's fun for the whole family.



  1. Why don't they have air conditioners in the north?

  2. They don't work that well outdoors.