Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Another LONG night

Post operative nights are l-o-n-g. But this post operative night is going faster that previous ones....because I am HOME.

It is five-thirty am.  I am up already. Oh, I had a nice sleep several hours long. But I did not have to lie in a hospital bed and turn and toss this night. I got up, sat in a reclining chair and watched late night television.

And when I got bored with that, I turned on the computer and fired up "Dribble". 

Dribble started when I was in junior high school.  It was a simple little gossip column in a mimeographed newspaper.  You know... "Who was seen following Marisha Thompson around the quadrangle at lunch? Well, if you ask Jeff J. who it was, he will tell you about his new crush."  Stuff like that.  The editor thought my column was drivel, and so named it Dribble...and the name stuck.

Later, when I became editor of the high school newspaper, I used the name for my editorial commentary

When blogging became possible, I revived Dribble and used it as a platform for all kinds of commentaryMy range is wide, and I explore science, art, politics with equal amounts of whimsy.  When a game occurs to me, I include it.  If Hillary appeals to me, I endorse her.If the world needs changing I promote it.

I pour out my personal feelings too. I am sometimes taken to task for revealing too much of myself and my family;s personal stuff in this too public arena.  For instance: All my life I have ridiculed dignity. I said and did things that polite society just "does not do".  And have been in trouble for it.  Now, after my recent health crisis, I no longer want to be the butt of my own undignified humor.  I want to be proper.  I want to regain my lost dignity and make my exit "stage right", not tumbling over the footlights into the orchestra pit to get a laugh.

Once when I was a kid, I took my dog, King, to a pet show at the movie house. I led the dignified old Irish Setter on stage and he got a smattering of applause, except, I led him too close to the footlights, and blinded, he fell into the orchestra pit.  It took the manager and an usher to lift him out.  When they called for a vote again, the "poor dog who fell into the orchestra pit:" got enough sympathy votes that we brought home a prize. (Fourth place I seem to remember)

Oh, well, If I get the sympathy vote, on the stage of life, that will be okay. I made em laugh, I made em cry.  Curtain.

10 comments:

bamawmn46 said...

Good for you and King!! What a strong name that is for a dog!!

I think when life stuff happens to us, it makes us think twice about the things we do.

I hope your recovery is faster now that you are home!!

jACKIE

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))))I think you are a strong person.I like hearing your storys of life.I am glad you are home.

madcobug said...

Glad that you got several hours of sleep. I know hospital nights are long. Like you said when they get long when we are home there are things we can do.I get up at night a lot of times and stay up a couple or three hours and if I want to I go back to bed. Interesting where Dribble originated from. Poor King falling like that. At least you got placed for him. Hope your day goes well. Helen

garnett109 said...

Standing ovation here for you and king, laughter is the best medicine

valphish said...

Wow, Chuck, just read your last three entries.  You have been in my prayers.  I knew you had a health crisis.  I didn't know exactly what you went through.  Now I do.  I am so sorry.  I am here for you if you need to talk... or laugh... anything.  So glad you are back!!  I have enjoyed Dribble for a long time now, and hope it continues for many more years!!  Love you, sweetie!!  Love, Val xox
http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ThereisaSeason

fisherkristina said...

Oh, Chuck, you are not getting any sympathy vote from anybody.  Please continue to share yourself with us.  

Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

jckfrstross said...

keep laughing life will go alot better with laughter:)

Deb

plieck30 said...

Enjoyed the entry. Go King go! Paula

sunnybethe said...

So gald you have you back!  That "stage door" isn't open yet, Chuck.  Laugh and enjoy.

hugs,  Bethe    

specialadyfink said...

Sing to them Chuck-"I did it MY Way".........