Friday, May 25, 2012

Avert Your Eyes

Okay, you were warned. Though I would gross everyone out and post a few pictures showing belly button's progress. First, my ingenious contraption from keeping everything nice and dry when I showered before seeing the surgeon this morning.

Early Reality Television

It looked much better after everything was cleaned up and a new dressing was applied.

Squeaky Clean

The dressing looks a lot better than the belly button, though. I was assured that it just starts looking better from here on out and I will, indeed, end up with a mighty fine, or at least presentable, belly button.

It Can Only Get Better Looking

Okay, no more pictures until it is much better looking. I had some stitches taken out today and go back in three weeks to have everything checked out again and the rest of the stitches removed.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


I just got a tour offer from the University of Minnesota that repeatedly references, including on the map, Saigon. Excuse me, do they realize that Saigon no longer exists and it is now Ho Chi Minh City? I suppose next year they will offer tours to Peking and Burma. Maybe a quick visit to the U.S.S.R. and Czechoslovakia. From here in New York I can probably fly out of Idlewild. Hey, at least they didn't refer to Ho Chi Minh City as Prey Nokor.