Nick Got Wired

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 172021

We’ve all seen the TV shows where a police informant is wearing a wire to get the bad guy to confess to whatever the crime of the week is. Sometimes that goes well for them, and sometimes it all blows up in their face. You never know what those darned writers are going to do.

I don’t plan to be hanging out with any gangsters in the next day or two, but I did get wired yesterday. I had an appointment with a cardiologist, all part of the treatment plan for the stroke they said I had last year, and was outfitted with a heart monitor which I will be wearing for 48 hours. It consists of a small little gizmo about 3 inches long that connects to five wires, which in turn connect to five electrodes attached to my chest.

It has a clip on it that you can supposedly hook to your belt. However, we decided it was easier to put in a small pouch connected to a lanyard that I can wear around my neck. When I received it, they made it very clear to me that the cost of this little dohickey is around $3,000 and that I was responsible for it if it were to become lost or damaged. As small as it is, I can’t fathom how much these gadgets cost per pound. You can bet I’m taking good care of that darned thing!

When we were done at the doctor’s we stopped at Publix and stocked up on another month’s worth of groceries. Shopping was not our favorite thing to do even before the pandemic, and though we are both vaccinated and have our booster shots and wear masks when we are in the store, we prefer not to take any chances. I can’t tell you how often people not wearing masks have reached over us as we are getting something off the shelf in the somewhat narrow confines of the grocery aisles. So we try to do it all at once and not have to go back for a while.

Back at home we unloaded everything and put it away and then decided to go to Goodrich Seafood for dinner. The small local favorite located on the water has never let us down. Unfortunately, when we got there we found them closed because the entire place was rented for some meeting. No problem, the same owners recently opened a new place called Elliott’s Steakhouse, which is just down the road from our house, so we turned around and went there instead. I had their prime rib, which was delicious, and Terry had the steak kebabs, which she liked very much.

People have been telling us about Kevin Costner’s modern-day western television series called Yellowstone, which seems to have everybody raving and binge-watching. So Monday we watched the first episode, and when we got home from the restaurant last night we watched two more. It’s got a lot of violence, and the language is not for the timid, but so far it’s off to a good start and has caught our attention.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day – Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And weak men create hard times – G. Michael Hopf

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

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