Alex Trebek, Jeopardy Host and TV spokesman for life insurance has announced he has Stage 4 Pancreatic cancer. Trebek is one of those people who’ve been on TV for so long it seems like everyone knows him. He insists he’s battling it and plans to keep working. Still, the prognosis for anyone with Pancreatic Cancer isn’t good. I hope he makes it.
The laces on my hiking boots broke, so I bought new ones. Laces for hiking boots are pretty expensive, aren’t they? I didn’t know what length I needed, so I bought the kind that you can cut to length and then use heat-shrink tubing for aglets. After it’s been shrunk, the aglets made this way aren’t hard enough, so I can’t recommend that solution. Fortunately, I don’t remove the laces very often. Also fortunately, I now know what size lace I need (54”). I always say the older you get the more ridiculous prices become. That certainly applies to laces for hiking boots.
As I write this, it’s 17 degrees in Punxsutawney, PA. It’s also more than a month after Groundhog Day and this year the groundhog didn’t see its shadow. Supposedly that means an early Spring. Not so much.
If you’re a senior citizen and your doctor tells you that you can’t shovel snow because of your health, Medicare ought to cover 80% of the cost of hiring someone to do it for you.
Attention direct mail marketers. If you make your mailings too thick to go through my shredder, I can open them, and then shred them without reading them. It’ll only annoy me a little more. Stop it and save yourself some postage.
Even in winter on Long Island, it occasionally gets above 50 degrees during the day, but not today of course. The problem is that most days it gets that warm, it also rains a lot.
I’m a big guy and while I’m getting older, I still walk about 50% faster than most people. My knees and feet won’t let me stop as fast as I once could though. So, if I’m at the mall, and you’re at the mall too, please don’t stop short in front of me. Based on the average size of human beings (which I exceed substantially), if I plow into you, chances are it’ll hurt you a lot more than it hurts me.