April 26, 2006

Shelby: The World's Most Erratic Blogger

I fear I'm losing my faithful readership here! Well, maybe because I'm not posting! Hmmmm.

Let's see--what's going on? I had a stress echo two weeks ago. That's where you walk quickly on a treadmill until your heart gets up to a certain rate and then they flop you on the table and do an echo really fast. It started out okay, some easy walking and some chatting with the doctor and nurse. Then they kept cranking the speed and elevation up. And they tell me well it's not the speed, really, it's the elevation that gets your heart going. So I'm going along and it's getting harder and harder and finally I'm climbing Mt. Everest and begging to be taken off. Anyway, last Friday I got the results and I'm looking just peachy. No change in heart function from 6 months ago (that's a good thing). And I don't have to go back until November. Yay!

The novel continues to come along. I'm on Chapter 20 now. I'm making some real progress and I'm definitely on track for finishing it this year. I know, I know, that's what I said last year. But this year I'm REALLY going to do it!

I read a great book: Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell. Sarah is a contributor to one of my favorite NPR programs, This American Life. Assassination Vacation is about the assassinations of Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley and Sarah's journey to visit important sites and talk about important players in each assassination. (and for some reason, I'm having an extremely difficult time typing "assassination") She's quite funny, yet educational at the same time. Did you know that Abraham Lincoln's son Robert Todd Lincoln was present at the assassinations of all 3 of those presidents? Talk about a harbinger of bad luck for presidents! Anyway, read it. You'll like it.

Posted by Shelby at April 26, 2006 08:52 PM

I'm still around, Shelby. I just don't comment all the time.

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Posted by: Joel at April 27, 2006 02:14 PM
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