Goin’ Campin’

Dear Beloved Readers:

I am taking the little livestock camping today, so there may be an interruption in Saturday’s blog entries. Should I return alive from this experience, I hope to be blogging again by Sunday. If you do not hear from me by Sunday, send the dogs.


26 thoughts on “Goin’ Campin’”

  1. Hey DW:

    I like your review. Hope I don’t need it though. Welcome back and fond wishes. If you come on over to my place there’s a short story there you might enjoy – look for the short story tab. It’s a preview a greater work. The story is true but with the names changed .. you know.

    Warmest regards

  2. Ok!


    Providence Hospital
    3 stars

    Red Jello Cubes: very tasty and tangy, nice aftertaste, easy swallowing

    Chicken Broth: good aroma, impertinent, zesty and filling!

    Coffee-in-a-little-brown-cup: savory, but lacking character.

    Apple Drink: easy tear-off lid, very apple-like!

    Service: acceptable, food delivered promptly on schedule

    Presentation: trays nicely laid out. Cunning cutlery-in-plastic-bags

  3. D.W.

    I disagree. If Zagat is taking on Beijing’s restaurants then you should write the D.W. Ergot guide to hospital phood! Glad to hear you’re much better.


  4. Thanks Jill, and JT and Mespo!

    Actually its inappropriate for me to plaster this salon with the news of my various run-ins with the medical establishment!

    I promise to cease and desist from such posts!

    All is well and my wife had me up on the ladder hanging up a painting she purchased from the UU’s “Art Wall”, so I guess she’s not too worried!! 🙂

  5. DW:

    I missed your post also. Best wishes for a speedy recovery and continued posting.

  6. D.W.:

    I also missed your post. I am very happy that you are recovering, even with the disappointing menu. It sounds dreadful but of course the alternative is worse. I hope you take it easy (except for your postings on this site!)

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.


  7. D.W.,

    I just read your earlier post now. I am so sorry. How scary for you and your wife. DO NOT DIE! While I’m certain you would terrorize the populace as a “haint” I would prefere you terrorize everyone in person.

    You are in my thoughts.


  8. Thanks Patty C!

    Although not given a clean bill of health, at least I am free to wander about and terrorize the populace again!

    So much news to catch up on…Yoo going to testify (or not!), Addington will be likely to get a subpoena (and he is the keeper of the secrets) and maybe a surprise intervention by the VP. This stuff was all plotted out months ago by lawyers on both sides. It is a railroad track leading straight to DC Appeals.

  9. Oh dear! And on a weekend…

    Several possible explanations for such events. Hopefully, it won’t take to long for you, and your treatment physicians, to get it sorted out-stay ‘cool’.

  10. Better weekend than I had.

    Saturday: breakfast and then garden shopping w/wife. Noon, strapped to gurney & ambulance ride to emergency room, disembodied voices asking me my name repeatedly, admittance to hospital for stabilization/observation. Horrid cardiac menu with clear liquids and jello and chicken soup broth, weak coffee.
    No s’mores! No campfire! No scenery!

    Sunday late: release from hospital.

    Ah well.

  11. Oh well JT, I see you survived, so the worst you may have “suffered” was a slight stomachache. Glad you and the family had a great time! 🙂

  12. Thanks, everyone. We have returned, though I am afraid Susan that the cautionary note on s’mores came too late. Yet, despite some impressive scratches and bruises, the little livestock survived!

  13. looks like some people will be getting there conlaw exams back a little late. JK!

  14. Have a great time with your family, JT! And go easy on the s’mores. 🙂

  15. Better yet we’ll get Tommy Lee Jones involved. Here’s the recovery plan in TLJ words, more or less:

    “Our [leader] has been on the run for [two days]. Average foot speed over uneven ground barring injuries is 4 miles-per-hour. That gives us a radius of six miles. What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area.”

    No country for old men indeed!

  16. “If you do not hear from me by Sunday, send the dogs.”

    Yes, we will send Puddles along.

  17. Head ’em up, moooove’ em out…

    See ya when you get back!

    Have a blast!

  18. Have fun with your family and enjoy the great outdoors. I hope the weather is better for camping by you than it is here in northern Illinois.

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