“HOPE FOR THE BEST, PREPARE FOR THE WORST”. NO, DON’T!

(MUSIC PLATFORMS)

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I fell asleep to “Trivium” the album “The Sin & the Sentence” followed by “I Mother Earth” the album “Dig”

I exercised to “Big Wreck” the album “In Loving Memory of…….”

During breakfast I was listening to “Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds” the album “Who Built the Moon?”

 

I said previously “Hope for the best, prepare for the worst”.  That’s not right!  You can’t live your life in fear with an underground bunker full of water jugs, nonperishables, & a generator just in case?

Once you’re in a situation, then you should “Hope for the best & prepare for the worst”.  I didn’t prepare to have cancer?  Does anybody prepare for that?  I hope not.

It happened, I slept for a year while Kim got stuff lined up for us.  Even one of my doctors called her “The best wife he’d ever seen”.  So remember that Kim is the real hero in this story.  She has laid everything out for me to exercise & get better.  That doctor said that most spouses leave.  I’d likely be dead without her.  I couldn’t even reach the button to call a nurse for help, Kim had to do a PILE of stuff for me.  I was so shaky that she had to feed me.  My parents fed me to begin with in the hospital, since I couldn’t reach my mouth!

I was on an intervenes of TPN, don’t know what that stands for but I think it was a mixture of water & some type of liquid nourishment.  I was never hungry & a very few times I wanted some milk when I learned how to use a straw.  Kim learned how to do it so we could spend some time at the lake during my time at the WRC.

Brewster had some dental work yesterday.  A cleaning & 12 of 42 teeth pulled.  Wasn’t anywhere near as much as I thought it would cost or what they estimated.  He was still a bit numb & high I think.  He did have some wet dog food though!  He has stitches in his mouth that will dissolve.  I missed him a lot Tuesday!  He went in at 7:00 am & Kim picked him up on her way home from work around 4:45 pm or so.

 

Yes, “Lamb of God” is one of my favourite bands, not just metal bands but one of my favourite bands overall.

Thank you “Winter Olympics” I like you but now nothing else is on TV.  Even the sports talk show I watch had the host complaining about the same hockey game on 8 channels, Canada wasn’t even playing & he works for Roger’s communications!  I can’t even watch “The Ellen Degeneres Show” until Kim gets home!

Just a chat here for a change.  The music industry will continue to change.  The only platform that has survived is vinyl!  Reel to reel, 4 tracks, 8 tracks, cassettes, & CDs have all come & gone.  Who knows if the digital music era will be around in 20 years?  Apple stock is constantly going down, it has been for a while.  Microsoft launched a “media store” late last year, but just like iTunes when it started they don’t have much at the moment.  Other than that I haven’t looked into it much.  I’d purchase CDs if I had the physical space for them.  I wasn’t around for eight tracks, but I’ve seen my fair share of platforms come & go.

I got my parents car in 1996 after getting my license, it had a cassette deck.  I was buying CDs & converting them to cassette on my boom box.  Then I got a CD adapter for in the car.  New vehicles now have USB outlets for an iPod or they use blue tooth from your iPhone or new iPod.  You can debate which platform will survive or not but no one really knows?  Until some whiz kid pops up with the next platform for listening to music.

Maybe one day I’ll pack up my CDs, put them in our storage unit & buy newer CDs?

Whatever works for you at the moment is fine.  No need to worry about what might happen in the future.

 

“It’s beginning to look a lot like baseball”!!!!!!!!!!

Pitchers & Catchers report to spring training today.  How will the Blue Jays do?  I have no clue?  That’s way too many “ifs” at this point.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/blue-jays-face-major-questions-ahead-spring-training-2018/

Baseball umpires seem to get worse with every passing year.  Bad trend.

If you get suspended for something ridiculous, scream all you want or until you can’t afford the fine.  Who do the umpires report to?  The commissioner I assume?  Who does NOTHING about this!

I will be firmly planted on the couch to watch the Blue Jays’ first spring training game on Friday, February 23rd. After my exercise, breakfast, a shower, & make myself pretty.  Thar last part takes me A LONG time.

 

Why did this become a music blog?  “Because music is a BIG @#!$%^*&( DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-Dave Grohl

“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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2 responses to ““HOPE FOR THE BEST, PREPARE FOR THE WORST”. NO, DON’T!

  1. I love reading your blog Chris. I’ve missed a bit in the past few months, as we’ve gone away twice and I’ve had computer problems.
    TPN Total Parenteral Nutrition. (Parenteral means given by another way, other than through the digestive track, in this case your nutrition was given via IV).
    I agree, Kim is a big part of your survival. She did so much for you, physically and emotionally. Your a big strong guy, but I think she really gave you the extra fight. I’ve never seen such a dedicated spouse. You both amaze me.
    Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. I say that a lot in my job. I think its a good plan when you are faced with serious illness.

    Diana

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