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  1. Netfoot

    Small Talk: The Welcome Mat

    It's nothing major, they don't have to enter the abdominal cavity. Just expose the peritoneum, stitch it up so my guts can't herniate any more, and close. I'd be home by 2:00 PM, were it not for the complications caused by my present drug regimen. As a result of that, they will keep me overnight for observation (and profit!). Two weeks from tomorrow. $12K plus what ever else they can dream up on the day. Here's hoping the damned thing can stay in place for the next two weeks...
  2. Netfoot

    Small Talk: The Welcome Mat

    <¡ sigh !> Intestines strangulated again last night. Really unpleasant. Called the surgeon, who talked me through the process of "popping" it back in myself. Not what I would call fun. Surgery to permanently fix the problem is two weeks from tomorrow. Gained 4 pounds this week. Previous loss 81 lbs. This week 4 UP. Net loss = 77 lbs in 232 days or 33 weeks. I have regained 14 pounds that I previously worked very hard to lose. Saw one of my Saw-Bones yesterday, who says that under normal circumstances he would begin reducing the steroids, which would help the situation, (because they promote weight gain and make you ravenously hungry all the time, which really doesn't help) but because of the impending surgery, he isn't changing the dosage until next month. By which time I will have regained all the weight I lost. In other news: Well, there isn't any other news. Life's a beach... which is why your butt-crack is always full of sand.
  3. Netfoot

    S01.E13: Caught Stealing

    Naa. It's nothing compared to a 4-second fingerprint search! With fingerprint images flicking past on the screen, no less...
  4. Netfoot

    Small Talk: The Welcome Mat

    I think the one on the right is mine.....
  5. Netfoot

    S01.E12: Heartbreak

    They should have sent him a bottle of champagne... and then breathalyzed him on his way home. No, Fuck You, Sergeant!
  6. Netfoot

    S05. E14. Something Better

    Yes, but is that what happened in this episode? We might be at crossed-purposes here. I was referring to the 19 year-old foreign student who went to an oppressive, central-American dictatorship and participated in a political protest rally. She shouldn't have been shocked to find herself barricaded in a church. Some countries -- typically oppressive, central-American dictatorships -- don't allow political protest. Such acts are deemed illegal, and are often met with a response involving teargas and musketry. This reminds me (slightly) of a case I seem recall wherein a young American tourist went to the Isle of Mann, daubed half the town with rattle-can street "art", and was sentenced to a birching for vandalism. The State Department and the general public were up in arms about that as well. Not that it did him any good... The thing is, if you don't want to be subject to barbaric / archaic punishment in foreign countries, you should refrain from visiting those countries and breaking the law.
  7. Netfoot

    S05. E14. Something Better

    What dumb-ass 19 year old students need to learn is, that if you insult the political leaders of a foreign country in that country, and they respond by standing you up against a wall, you don't have anybody to blame but yourself.
  8. Netfoot

    Small Talk: The Welcome Mat

    Some action!
  9. Netfoot

    Small Talk: The Welcome Mat

    Pleasant afternoon at the cliff today. Buddy doing his usual aerialist act on the very edge... (He's a sweet boy but not too smart...) Today I was flying the first model aircraft I ever bought, built and flew. Got it in January, 2000! It's beat to hell up, but it's a Zagi, so it will never die!
  10. Netfoot

    Small Talk: The Welcome Mat

    Weight remains the same for the third Thursday in a row. Given recent changes in medication, that's pretty good. Also cleared to resume exercise, which I started on Monday. Had to call a halt yesterday though, on account of being rushed to hospital by ambulance, for emergency surgery! (Life is never dull.) A "strangulated hernia" or something like that. Anyway, with a lot of manipulating (and quite a bit of screaming from me) the surgeon was able to "pop" it back where it belonged. So, emergency surgery was not needed. Now I have to schedule surgery to repair the hernias that I got as a result of the last surgery I had not being properly closed. Well, while they're in there, there's a couple other little chores they can do for me at the same time. So, net weight loss still 81 lbs.
  11. Netfoot

    S03. E14. Leave It All Behind

    I know. And still, I eat "lite" mayo. Because I'm trying not to put back on the 91 pounds I worked hard to lose.
  12. Netfoot

    S03. E14. Leave It All Behind

    Go ahead! But if you use it to make money and don't send me some, watch out for the guy with the drum of mayo! 😃
  13. Netfoot

    S03. E14. Leave It All Behind

    The bodyguard/driver was an obvious Scarlet Fish. Blonde!Assistant was obviously guilty from the instant she appeared at 14:50. The stupid part of this show is when they accept/decline jurors on the basis of whether they prefer petunias to poppys, or enjoy Saturday Night Live more than Saturday Night Fever. Also, how does Marissa get to say what the sequestered jury is feeling/thinking? Does she get to stick electrodes up their ass? Or are we supposed to assume that TAC is still using the highly improbable "Mirror Jury", filled with people who are identical in every way to the real jury? Right down to their physical appearance and choice in pizza toppings? And perhaps I am way out of touch, but how is Bull allowed to be in contact with his people outside the courthouse while the court is in session? Around here at least, no electronic gubbins are allowed in the court with the possible exception of laptops / tablets used by the legal team. Certainly no earpieces & quiet whispering into wrist-mics would be allowed. Funny how these shows end. Everything looks grim for our guy, until at the 59th minute of the 11th hour, Benny pulls a rabbit from a hat, with no previous hint that rabbits indeed part of the defense, far less were possibly forthcoming. A rabbit in the form of a video showing the murderer killing the victim with a Korean Krossbow and hiding the body in a 55 gal. drum of fat-free mayonaise. Plus an e-mail dump of their GMail account where they told the victim "I will kill you and hide your body in a 55 gal. drum of fat-free mayonaise". And years of FecesBook posts saying "I hate them with the power of 1,000 burning nuns and will kill then by shooting them with a Korean Krossbow..."
  14. Netfoot

    Small Talk: The Coffee Machine

    I've read two or three of the books in the Sector General series by James White. And not recently either. Some of the early books were written over 50 years ago! Not great literature, perhaps, but I recall they were interesting and fun to read, with a different viewpoint on BEMs. And at times quite funny! Tried reading something caller MEM by Bethany Morrow. All I can say is, thank ghodd I bought it second-hand, because I'd hate to think I spent much money on that crap. I had to give up after two chapters. I don't usually give up on a book, no matter how awful (After all, I read the first two Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, all six books, nearly a million words). But MEM was one of those occasional books that I just can't face. After that I quickly read through Freefall, book #1 of the Earth's Last Gambit series. A bit of a pot-boiler with aliens and spies. It wasn't terrible, but I won't be rushing to obtain book #2. Just started last night: The Ace of Skulls, the fourth (and final?) Tale of the Ketty Jay. I enjoyed the first three books. I like all the characters, although each and every one has hugely unlikable flaws. (My favourite and saddest of them all: Bess.) I'm only a few pages in, but I anticipate/expect a few days of pleasurable reading from this one.
  15. Netfoot

    S04.E13: Man of Worth

    No, the forums are missing something.
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