Picture a Day - Day 1

Over in the Facebook neighborhood there's a meme going around that I thought I'd like to feature here on my blog. It's called Picture a Day. The premise is easy. Post a picture and some verbiage each day for 31 days.

These won't be my only posts; you'll still get my usual crap as well.

Day 1:  A picture of yourself with ten insignificant facts (I added the insignificant part).
  1. I'm not lactose intolerant, but I am allergic to the gases that plastic milk containers emit. You don't want to know me after I've had a glass of milk.
  2. Waking up and going to sleep are the hardest things I do all day.
  3. I really don't like phone conversations. Please email or text me instead. This does not apply, however, to people who live a great distance from me.
  4. Not to complain, I live with chronic pain, and have done so since 1997. Without drugs. Consequently, my pain tolerance has increased and the pain doesn't get to me like it used to. This will come in handy when I'm really old. One of my worse fears is being drug dependent like my mother was at the end of her life.
  5. As much as I dislike phone conversations, I love getting mail and email. I miss snail mail and I'm thinking of getting back into it this summer; there are a couple of people I'd rather write handwritten letters to than email.
  6. I love Bollywood movies. But then, you probably already knew that.
  7. I don't give a crap about what celebrities and politicians do in their private lives. It's none of my business, and I don't understand people who keep up with such things.
  8. If I could have the car of my dreams, it would be either a Mini-Cooper or a Jeep.
  9. The thing I miss most in my life right now (besides money) is a dog. I've never not had a dog and it's been 10 years. I want a dog, but our landlord doesn't allow them.
  10. As much as I talk about England or Vienna, if I could afford to live anywhere I want, I'd go back to Ventura.
If you want to play along, here's the list.


  1. That's a nice photo. I'm guessing you have not just had a glass of milk.

  2. Me too, with the phone.

    The only Bollywood thing I've seen was called Dil Se. It was odd and interesting.

  3. You need to see Monsoon Wedding. Top notch film.

  4. I didn't know you dealt with chronic pain? What happened?

  5. Oh, a number of things. First, there's the Degenerative Disc Disease I was diagnosed with in 1997. Three discs--one is gone, one's on its way out, and the third waits. When they're all gone the pain will be too. Surgery and/or meds are too expensive so I have to ride it out for probably another 10 years. Next, there's the Hashimoto's Thyroiditis with its accompanying firbomyalgia, joint pain, etc.

    But as I say, the human being can tolerate a lot more pain than we think. I meditate a lot, pace myself when I have to, and try not to focus on it. It's been around so long it's become normal. Can't remember life before it.


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