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Transplant Day 50, Random Ramblings

Hard to believe, but it’s been 7 weeks since my transplant. I never would have even dreamed I would be feeling this well at this point. Some people still have pain at the transplant site for months after, but I can’t even feel that the kidney is there (although I can see the protrusion a little). I’m finally almost fitting into the pants I wore prior to transplant, so the swelling has noticeably gone down.

When it comes to pizza, this guy is clueless. He’s obviously never been to Old Forge.

Speaking of Old Forge pizza, we went to Revello’s last night. Yum!

Not that we do it often, but when we go out for steak, our favorite chain restaurant for that is Texas Roadhouse. The next time we go, I’ll be sure not to send my steak back…

If actions are truly louder than words, then Al Gore has proven that man-made global warming is a bunch of bunk.  His home’s energy use has increased 10% in the last year. Of course, there is ALWAYS an excuse when the hypocrisy of these nanny-staters is brought to light. The response is that he uses “GREEN” power, so that’s OK. But doesn’t he say that we all should cut down our energy use? The average US home uses 11,400 kWh per year, yet his abode uses an average of 17,768 kWh per MONTH. Hey, I don’t care how much he uses, except for the fact that he expects everyone but HIMSELF to decrease their energy usage. Since he is using so much energy, maybe a new nuke plant in his neighborhood is in order; after all, nuclear energy is carbonless, so it’s GREEN energy…

  1. pstarr999
    June 22, 2008 at 10:28 am

    I wonder if that guy’s ever even heard of ‘da Valley. And as far as pizza in large cities goes, there’s no way the best is in Phoenix! Revello’s, yummy, I’m jealous!

    I wonder how much energy we could get from the hot air coming out of Al Gore’s huge mouth!?!

  2. June 22, 2008 at 11:24 am

    A truly awesome pizza doesn’t need toppings to make it that way.

    Algore is laughing all the way to the bank on his Global Warming scam…

  3. kandylini
    June 22, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    No kidding. Unfortunately, the government’s solution to the Global Warming “problem” will probably involve our wallets.

  4. June 23, 2008 at 11:13 pm
  5. June 24, 2008 at 9:40 am

    Are you talking about the pizza or the global warming?

    If it’s about the pizza, it needs to be put in context. Old Forge (which is in Pennsylvania, not Texas), is locally claimed to be the “Pizza Capital of the World” (which, I admit, is totally subjective). Claiming a pizza from Arizona as being the best is analagous to a New York winery claiming it’s wine as better than one from France or California, or a restaurant in Maine claiming it’s Tex-Mex food as even better than any restaurant from Texas.

    If it’s about the global warming, my thoughts are that in the timeline of earth, and the mere blip that has been recorded in recent times (as well as the blip in time that humans have been around), there really is no way to determine if we are truly warming, or if this is just a part of a regular cycle. To think that we have the power to alter global climate is something that I find unfathomable, when we can’t even alter weather patterns or harness flood waters.

  6. June 24, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    It was the global warming. Disputing the science is one thing (good luck with that) but making a case based on what Gore does or does not do is argumentum ad hominem.

  7. June 25, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    I don’t see it as argumentum ad hominem. I think it’s fair to USE Gore’s actions, as without him bringing Global Warming to the forefront, it probably wouldn’t be the issue it is today.

    And this isn’t the first time that Global Warming has been in the news. The media goes through cycles whereby they try to scare us with Global Warming, and then when that fizzles out, they turn to Global Cooling. Which is it? I say neither; these are just natural cycles, just as the economy goes through cycles of prosperity and recession.

    So yes, I am a global warming AND cooling skeptic, and until I see undeniable proof that man is able to change the world’s climate, will continue my skepticism.


  8. June 27, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Sure you may have your doubts but have you considered the threat to human life from the fish people?

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