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Thursday, March 10, 2011

pop crack, wedding journey, motion sickness

pop crack thats the sound of my knuckles when
i pop them
dont pop those knuckles or youll get arthritis
was always told that when i was growing up
well guess what i got arthritis in the knuckles

however a recent study done in the journal of the american
board of family medicine showed different results
they looked at a five year period in 215 patients and looked at
hand xrays along with knuckle cracking (kc) history
the incidence of arthritis was the same in kc people as in
non kc people
now kcers of america go ahead and kc all you want as research
says its ok to kc
now can put that in the file with dont eat fish and drink milk or
you will die (thats what my grandmother told me)

my son he and his fiancée she are getting married this summer
my wife she has a shower to go to next week but i wasnt invited
so im real happy-its a female only deal

we just got the schedule of events for the week of the wedding
my sons fiancée she (soon to be my sons wife she or my
daughterinlaw she) does planning for a living

(am hoping she can give an organizational planning course to
my wife she)

it shows in her preparations for the wedding
boy my son he sure is lucky
she does the work and he just shows up

was real disappointed when saw the schedule
just knew it would say catch a plane to las vegas,
get a taxi to the wedding chapel, watch them get married,
catch a taxi to the casino, then catch a taxi to the airport and
come home

however guess they planned it differently
so will follow their plan as outlined in the schedule that was sent
or will be in big trouble
but do i have to wear a suit and tie to all those things

so i get motion sickness real bad when i fly and have to
take an anitnausea medication to keep me from leaving
stuff in the airplane
it makes me sleepy which is not bad as i miss the whole
flight-is nice for the 3-4 hour flights
luckily my wife she is with me to wake me up or i might
get left there on the plane for the continuing flight
now that would be funny

it also makes me real tired and sleepy the rest of the day
which sometimes interferes with the activities arranged when
we get to our destinations
my wife she says that thats no different than i am at night

now its been shown that eating olives early on can
stave off the nausea that occurs with motion sickness

maybe next flight i will have a large martini with a double olive
please preflight
that should do it for that flight huh

have ruined many a vacation with the motion sickness-
snorkeling off catalina island off a diving boat was a big mistake,
riding roller coasters at fairs, disneyland, deep sea
fishing, flying on small planes in rough weather)

now im nauseated and have to go

the organicgreen doctor


  1. Hey Doc, I agree on wedding and baby showers being for women only. Somewhere in the last few years someone on one of these daytime chick shows (could have been Opra) decided it should include men too and when it's co-ed the girls shame you for not wanting to go. Heck, I'd rather watch the grass grow or watch reruns of I Love Lucy or Gilligan's Island.......ANYTHING.

  2. Doc,
    I think the Large Martini with extra olives is a great idea, that should do the trick.
    Cathy K.

  3. Have you tried a acupucture type bracelet like the bio-band? The reviews on their website were pretty good. Only about $12. Ginger is also good. I'm sure they will carry ginger-ale on the flight. I did an ear patch for a cruise, but did not like that at all. I felt so drugged.

    As for popping the knuckles, guilty!
    Take care!

  4. rn
    hopefully can escape to the man cave

  5. kd
    let see bracelet, patch, martini w olive, ginger ale on the side and meclizine
    whoa nice trip

  6. Truth be told I would bet that there is a significant percentage of women who would rather not partake in wedding or baby showers either. Count me as one of them who would much rather be watching a basketball game. Maybe the man cave can become co-ed just for those occasions?