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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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Thursday, November 15, 2012

real zoom zoom

this weekend i was feeling so hot
zooming along with my speedometer set on 85 mph
as the landscape zipped by real fast

then as i got close to the airport i saw the exit to
the circuit of americus racetrack and then saw its
tower and 3.47 mile track
this brought me down to earth to reality

this weekend 120,000 people will be sitting in those
stands watching those formula 1 grandprix cars
zip around that track at up to 220 mph
thats almost three times the speed that i was going
and was feeling real good and real cautious at the
same time

the new 130 highway that allows 85 mph driving has
had a problem with feral hogs running across the
highway at night
heck theyve had all that landscape to themselves
for awhile

i can only imagine what those 220 mph cars could
do to a feral hog
if they save the hogs tail they can turn it in for cash

there will be an estimated 300,000 people dumped
into the austin area this weekend
party city is definitely going on downtown for sure

they have leased 500 buses to haul folks back and forth
heck some people will be hopping on helicopters near
their hotels and skipping all those traffic jams to land
on a special helipad at the race

figure those folks got more money than they know
what to do with

the 20 minute ride to the airport will take its estimated
up to 3 hours to get there

the traffic congestion starts today and intensifies this weekend
if youve been through austin on i35 you know its bad already
at times
this will be the worst of the worst

my wife she and i had elected to stay away from the area
i have a meeting today with a ut researcher who is working
on the alzheimers worms
(more on that meeting tomorrow)
think it may be on the perimeter of the streets that will be closed

my wife she and her fearless friend will be going into the eye of
the tiger on saturday to a festival downtown
theyll never learn

ill be on the perimeter north of austin doing my habitat for
humanity thing then later watching college football on the
comfort of my couch at the country n

yes real zoom zoom
wish i could watch it live though
maybe ill glance at it on speed tv during the commercials of
the football game

the organicgreen doctor


  1. My retirement gift from Linda and the kids was a trip to Texas Motor Speedway. Sat through a 45 minute class then rode around the track in a van at 80 mph. Next came race time.....I started in 6th place and finished in 3rd. Only got to make 10 laps at 160 mph but what a thrill that was.....and to think, people get paid very well to have that much fun.

    1. i see a nice christmas present in my future
      wonder if the f1 formula one folks have the same deal
      maybe i need to stay at just 85 mph