Between 40 & 50

The ramblings of a middle-aged man


March 2016

Why Doctor Why?

I suffer from fairly significant pain in my right knee, and have for the past several years. Avoiding dealing with it has been a successful strategy, until recently. Over the past year the pain has increased significantly and I found myself unable to sleep.

The wife finally convinced me to see a local knee specialist. Knee Doctor came highly recommended, so I set an appointment. At the initial appointment Knee Doctor poked and prodded, asked a ton of questions, and ended up requesting an X-ray.

I went and got an X-ray. During the review of the x-ray, Knee Doctor had many “hmm” and “ohhh” moments. Finally, Knee Doctor tells me that there are “areas of concern” and proceeds to point out elements on the x-ray that are completely meaningless to me. We need a clearer picture, so I’m now sent to have an MRI done.

I went and got an MRI. I wish I could say that during the review of the MRI, Knee Doctor had many “hmm” and “ohhh” moments, but I’d be lying. Continue reading “Why Doctor Why?”


Chick-fil-A is my Cheers

This morning I made my weekly pilgrimage to my local Chick-fil-A for a 4 count of Chick-n-Minis and a large Dr. Pepper with light ice when I came to a sudden realization – Chick-fil-A is my own personal version of the bar Cheers.

CHEERS, (from left): Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer, Paul Wilson, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt,
CHEERS, (from left): Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer, Paul Wilson, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt, 1982-93. ©Paramount Television / courtesy Everett Collection

While it’s not yet to the point where I walk in and the assembled masses shout “John!” in greeting, it’s getting pretty damn close. Continue reading “Chick-fil-A is my Cheers”

Wash Your Hands

Why don’t people wash their hands after using the bathroom? I’m always shocked to see people finish doing their business in the restroom and just walk out. Are you seriously telling me you can’t spare the few minutes to run some water over your hands, soap up, rinse them, and finally dry off? Really? REALLY?

I’m shocked when it happens, but I really shouldn’t be anymore. I’ve seen too many people do it too many times.

One time I was peeing next to the CEO of a major local corporation. We finished up at the same time. After zipping up, I headed to the sink, Mr. CEO headed for the door. Continue reading “Wash Your Hands”

Friday Fox – Reese Witherspoon

Each Friday I feature a baker’s dozen images of a 40-something lady who “gets my motor running.”

This is not limited to celebrities, I’d love to feature some regular ladies over forty who’ve got it goin’ on. Email me 13 sexy photos and 1 head shot of your fabulous lady who is over 40 and I’ll feature her on an upcoming Friday’s Fox.

Reese Witherspoon

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Décolletage or cleavage, as it’s fondly known, is one of the greatest gifts women routinely give men. I cannot thank women enough for sharing their beautiful cleavage with the world.



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Rangers Spring Training

I’m thinking about taking The Boy to Texas Rangers Spring Training in Surprise, AZ next year. Has anyone gone and done this? What’s it like? Where do you stay?

The Boy is a big baseball fan, but doesn’t usually sit still for an entire baseball game. I’m worried that booking tickets to multiple games in a week-long span will be a huge mistake. Is there anything else to do in Surprise? Neither of us play golf, which seems like the major activity outside of baseball.

Why Spring Training

We’ve been to The Ballpark in Arlington (I refuse to call it by it’s sponsored name) many times for Ranger’s games. Continue reading “Rangers Spring Training”

Couch Potato Weekend

This weekend was GLORIOUS! The Wife and The Girl were out of town, leaving The Boy and me up to our own devices. That meant we spent the weekend glued to the couch. We did NOTHING and it was spectacular. As Peter said in Office Space, “I did nothing. I did absolutely nothing, and it was everything that I thought it could be.”

My description of this weekend.

The biggest activity we engaged in was going out to eat at The Boy’s favorite places. We hit Cici’s, Denny’s, and Steak ‘n Shake during our weekend of laziness. We slept in, we played Minecraft, we ate Starburst Mini candy, we watched the NCAA Tournament, we stayed up late, ate Little Caesars pizza, you name the best way to spend a lazy weekend, we did it!

The Downside of Laziness

Other than the usual downsides of slothfulness, Continue reading “Couch Potato Weekend”

Holy Crap! Did you see that amazing comeback by Texas A&M against Northern Iowa tonight? The Aggies were down by 12 with 44 seconds to go in regulation and won in double overtime! AMAZING! I feel horrible for the players and fans of Northern Iowa, they came super close but couldn’t hold on. Wow! I’m feeling the March Madness!!!

So, is your bracket totally fucked? Mine sure is. I was hopeful after the first round, but now, after yesterday’s games? Totally FUCKED!

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