Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Road Trip with Mr. Lee

Tomorrow, Calvin and I embark on a solo adventure...to see his doctor in Cincinnati. Well, it could be worse. For one thing, Grandma's coming with us. And it's just a check up and there will probably be a needle involved but only one needle AND...the doc talks in the most fantastic accent ever and smirks as he describes himself as an "Arrogant B*****d". Gotta love a cussing pediatrician.

I like quirky people. I just do.

He's also brilliant and trying hard to fix Calvin (this is what Calvin has) and when we talk to him, yes, he makes me really nervous sometimes, but I always wear my poker face and I sort of love it that he's busy saying things other than, "Calvin is a mystery" or "We're not exactly sure what to do with Calvin." He still says those things, but he combines them with tangible ideas and he's not freaked out by ALPS because he happens to be the expert on this disease in the nation. He talks about other ALPS patients as if mine isn't the only one on the planet. I find it all immensely comforting. (and, well, scary-ish, but I'm glass-half-full)

Before we hit the road, there are a few important news bulletins to share.

#1 - I have slept a combined total of 8 hours for the past two nights. I'm a born night owl, but this is historic. I"ve been wide awake until the wee hours. (I'm calculating the possibility that sleeping 60-odd straight hours over the weekend might have something to do with it.) Last night I finished season 1 of Scandal. Quit your lives, people. Quit. Them. Or stop sleeping or call in sick or something. If you're funny about calling into work when you're not actually sick, come on over. We'll share a Dr. Pepper and before you know it you'll be looking like a chipmunk in dire need of a face-lift and you'll have ample time on your hands for watching TV from a reclined position.

#2 - About my illness. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers and...remedies. I'm up and running as of yesterday, but my throat is still angry as heck, the glands still garner me nervous glances and my left ear has entered the revolt. Meds are on the way.

#3 - Seeing as how I had such a busy day ahead of me, I opted to spend my morning watching youtube clips of Swingers in my pajamas. Just seemed like the right thing to do. I was all geeked up on Money Shot Monday*, which got me thinking about the movie Swingers, which inadvertently inspired the arcane title of the link-up. I thought it might be helpful if I posted the video of the scene...As it turns out, the scene has some, uh, salty language. And while I've already shared my perspective on cussing a time or two, I'll just save us all the trouble tonight.

In lieu of the clip, I shall provide my own synopsis:

Mikey: (in a bar) I can't do it. I just can't.
Trent: Go give the attractive lady your phone number. You can do it, baby.
Rob: You're so money and you don't even know it.
Mikey: Really? You think so?
Trent: You've got every quality a beautiful brunette baby could ever ask for. You're like Ryan Gosling...even though he's only 11 years old right now. That attractive lady across the bar would be lucky to have you. You're money.
Trent: You're so money.

That's pretty much exactly how the scene goes down. (clears throat) Does the "Money" thing make perfect sense now? No? Not at all?

Well, does it help to know that Vince Vaughn basically invented Money Shot Monday? Is that at all enticing? He'd probably link up if he knew about it.

Sidenote: You've seen A Cool Dry Place, right? Have mercy. It's so money.

Now I've got Vince Vaughn on the brain and I can't find my way out of this post...

I guess I'll just cut my losses and leave you with the funniest scene in Swingers. It's hysterical because it's so very, painfully real. I'm giggling just thinking about it.

You're very welcome.

*MSM link-up is open every week through Friday. You've still got time! I read every single post that's linked. Join the party.


  1. So, I've never seen Swingers. Now what?

  2. I will pray that the visit goes well.
    Sending lots of love.

  3. Praying for you and your little man and all that goes down on that road trip! And I've never seen Swingers, Scandal or A Cool Dry Place -- I hardly feel cool enough to be your friend right about now.

  4. poor calvin. i hate needle sticks.

    so scandal, i've only seen this last season. you can watch entire first season on abc?

    1. First season is short (7 eps). I watched it on Netflix (instant stream) but it's probably on ABC too.

  5. Are you seeing Dr. House?? Kidding. Good luck tomorrow.

    1. Hahahaha! Cory and I call him House all the time. Behind his back, of course.

  6. It sounds like you have a very HONEST pediatrician. I kinda love him already. And maybe Calvin's vocabulary will broaden! (Not sure if that is good or bad.)

    I'll be keeping you and your family in my positive, hippie-like thoughts. If anyone deserves a healthy happy family, it's y'all.

    At the very least, you DO deserve some Skyline Chili.

  7. i love scandal, but i think i love homeland even better. have you seen that one yet? (both are in their sophomore seasons- season finales coming up!)

    i will pray for a good trip for you and your mr. lee. perhaps a cookie or dessert from The BonBonerie might help mitigate some needle pain?

  8. Aaaand there goes an hour watching Swingers clips on youtube! Ha! Best post ever! I'm bookmarking it for easy reference.

    Vince Vaughn would TOTALLY link-up. In a heartbeat. You're that money, baby.

    I'd risk it and come and share a Dr. Pepper with you. I'll tumble for ya.

    Praying for a smooth appointment. Amen!

  9. I've never even heard of these shows that you speak of!!! I am more sheltered than I previously beleived. hmmmmmmmm

    btw, you slay me!! I don't know how you do it - but you have such a way with words -you're a trip!!!!

    Praying that the trip and the appointment go well <3

  10. praying, sister!
    and i think YOU are so money.

  11. thank you for the link about what Calvin has....praying for him tonight...and for you and Cory...praying you are encouraged in meeting with your dr...the expert, who cusses. :)

    I like drs who cuss and i also love counselors who cuss, too....they kind of make me feel like I can actually listen to them...does that sound weird?

    i read all of your MSM posts, and i always want to join in, but i feel like i'm slow on the uptake about what i need to post about...is it just ordinary moments in our Mondays? sorry that i need an explanation....that i could probably find if i did a little research here. :) mama's going to bed early tonight...my brain is fried.

    1. Girl, you GOT it! MSM is just the little, mundane highlight of your Monday. Or maybe you're really fancy and your highlights AREN'T mundane. That's okay, too. :)

  12. SO happy to hear your on the mend-ish, and I'll be saying a special prayer for Mr. Calvin tonight. :-)
    LOVE that scene!!! :-D

  13. Trip may refer to travel, a vacation, or a psychedelic experience. It is also an informal description for a circuit breaker or its action.

  14. You know, I've laughed at your wittiness. I've shed a tear or four when you have church upinhere. But what leads me to comment? Scandal. And girl, you think season one was good? What with it's fast talking, dramatic pausing, cue the swoony music? You have GOT to catch up on this season. And then we need to chat. Like the best friends we are.
    Oh and hi, my name is Jessie.

  15. i thought i liked you...but now? i LOVE you. Swingers, and A Cool Dry Place? Yes. I've never seen Scandal, but your movie taste, and writing abilities, is legit, so I'm interested. Great travels and positive stuff with the Doc.


  16. Hello! A friend forwarded your blog to me last night after reading this post and knowing right away which doc in Cincy you were talking about. She's heard me say pretty much the exact same thing about Dr. B. He is truly a genius! He diagnosed my son several years ago with an extremely rare immune deficiency, other renowned docs missed the diagnosis because it is so rare. We went through a bone marrow transplant 5 years ago and our son is now cured, he's 18 and a senior in high school. By the way, we went through transplant with another ALPS family, so I'm sort of familiar with the diagnosis. There is a BMT group on FB with some other ALPS/Cincy BMT families. Let me know if you would like more info. I mostly wanted to say that you all are in such great hands in Cincy! Dr. B is the ONLY doc I trust at this point.

    Anyway, it's always nice to find another Cincy Family! Now I'm going to go snoop around your blog :-)


  17. Well, does it help to know that Vince Vaughn generally developed Cash Taken Monday? Is that at all enticing? He would probably weblink up if he realized about it.


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