Freezing Friday

Ice, ice, baby.

Went to the taxidermist this morning and they said they wouldn’t need to skin me this time.

“Nope, you look as well as can be expected for a wretched old bag of bone splinters and bad ideas,” the hide inspector said. “But since I don’t get to use the melon baller on you again I’m going to freeze this spot on top of your head because a little hit of schadenfreude relieves my weltzschmerz, if only for a moment. Also, you have health insurance.”

She also found the usual scattering of “wisdom spots,” but not inside my head, where I could really use them.

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7 Responses to “Freezing Friday”

  1. JD Says:

    OK, PO’G and Mad Doggers ….. I’ll open the bidding:
    Who’d have thought a guy with an Irish background would cavalierly and so psychologically profoundly toss around German terms such as schadenfreude and weltschmerz?
    Congrats on a great derm check! 🙂
    Touche and a tip of the chapeau on the health insurance comment.
    The near angelic light aura around you in the photo reflects great wisdom, energy, and generosity ….. or some high tech filters and/or Photoshop skills. ????
    Well done!

    • Pat O’Brien Says:

      I am glad you got a good report. I have to go every six months since the Mhos surgery and eczema diagnosis last year. I hope I get what you got, one liquid nitro shot would be good news for me. Besides, how else are they going to pay for that new Mercedes RV?

      Concerning the image, I am going to print it out and use to scare away pesky children. Get off my lawn, or I will send the boogie man to your house.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      The angelic light is courtesy of a filter in Apple’s Photo Booth app. That’s the only way I can get the angels to pay me any mind.

      And yup, one liquid nitro blast qualifies as a top-notch visit to the skin doc. Last time around I got both ears frosted plus a chunk the size of an M&M dug out of one cheek (upper, not lower).

      • Pat O’Brien Says:

        They took a chunk from under my right eye. The doc was was worried about a small scar. I told him to take a good look at my mug; can’t mess it up more than time and AZ sun already has. Irishmen pedaling bikes around in AZ sun for 30 years, even with sunscreen, are going to pay up sooner or later. Do you know where that handsome bloke from the Sandia foothills got off to? Blue eyed feller that rides down in the bosque. Cute lass on the trail says she has a hard time keeping track of the boy.

  2. Chris Ivich Says:

    I was diagnosed with Actinic cheilitis – a pre cancerous condition also called farmer’s lip or sailor’s lip. I told this to a friend who is most definitely a farmer and she exclaimed “But you’re not a farmer!” So, Ok – ‘bicyclist’s lip’. I was prescribed a cream to apply twice a day for a month which interfered with DNA reproduction in skin cells and made my lower lip look like a prop from “Night of the Living Dead”. But in these days of mask wearing acceptance I was able to go about in public without frightening young children and sensitive small dogs.

  3. khal spencer Says:

    Getting old is not for the faint of heart. I am on an accelerated periscope explanation of my nether regions due to my mom’s demise from colon cancer. Every few years they go up there with the scissors and snip some stuff out.

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