Monday, February 06, 2006
Redlight Foods And Random Thoughts While Home Alone With A Blackeye
What's your redlight food?
I am home alone today...well alone with 3 dogs, 2 pigs, and an assortment of chickens. Last Friday, I went back to the perky skin doc so she could remove a bit of my forehead.
She likes to talk to you while she's injecting, drawing, slicing, cauterizing, and stitching on you. I like this (the talking part) too so we had quite the conversation.
This was more interesting than the previous back op, because she was working just above my left eye, so I had a good view of the action. I asked her the usual medical questions, then we talked about chickens...seems her friend had a chicken that laid green eggs. So I told her about araucana chickens and she seemed delighted to have learned something about poultry.
She explained to me that she had 2 options on the stitch up. She could hide the scar in a wrinkle ( Hey! What wrinkle?) if she ran the stitch horizontally, but it might give me a slight "SPOCK" effect due to the need to pull up from the eyebrow.
I don't think she knew how appealing that was to me. I LOVE the original STAR TREK series and Spock, with his strength, nobility, and faithfulness is a favorite character. It's really difficult to do that eyebrow thing he does and if this operation could allow me to...
Still, I guess a permanent raised eyebrow might be a problem. Everyone you spoke with would think you were doubting what they said..." Did you see the look on his face, he didn't believe a word we said.." Then there would be that uncomfortable silence whenever someone used the phrase, " That really raised some eyebrows".
Reluctantly, I decided on the vertical scar. My dreams of Vulcanization would have to wait. If you're not a Trekkie, I know you're shaking your head right now. It's okay.
The good news was, I got the all clear signal and I just have to check in about twice a year for monitoring.
She warned me that I would have a black eye and some swelling and sure enough I did. So, I'm home from work today while my eye recovers.
The picture with this post is of my "Redlight" food. A friend of mine was doing the WeightWatcher thing once and she informed me that redlight foods were the high calorie foods that you loved, ate too much of, and simply could not resist.
Now, I don't diet, but I do have a redlight food...Fried Chicken. I love it. I never get tired of it. As a teen, I had a job at the Crescent Beach Maryland Fried Chicken restaurant one summer. The manager said we could eat for free..."I won't lose money, because pretty soon you'll get sick of chicken" Poor ignorant fool...
So ...What's Your Redlight Food?
Posted by R.Powers at 9:33 AM