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A Writer’s Dirty Underwear Is Neither Dirty Nor Underwear

Semicolon

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I’m back from vacation. Hope you’re all still here.

I had a great time seeing almost all the people who are on my kidney list. I saw and did so much, including having a few adventures I’ve dreamed of for a long time.

I’m back and I’m happily tired. So I’m slowly restarting the writing machine with a rambling discussion of an incomplete thought.

There was a good bit of driving and time alone on my trip. Alone time in the car provided me with a chance to sing and not have anyone ask me things like “do you know more than one note?”*

I took time between songs to solve the world’s problems and think about writing.

During one late night drive, I was thinking about punctuation; I was considering the semicolon, if you must know. Actually, it is important that you know that, or the next part is going to make even less sense than it seems to.

My writing topics often come to me when I’m not looking for one. And so it was that in the midst of my punctuation reverie, a new topic came to me. I pulled over and made a note in my phone – “semicolonoscopy”. I don’t know what it means, but I’m supposed to write something about it.

If some emergency room nurse has to go through my phone to contact my loved ones before I get a semicolonoscopy post written, I’m in for a lot of embarrassment.

*No, I only know one note - I think it is P-flat.
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14 Comments on “A Writer’s Dirty Underwear Is Neither Dirty Nor Underwear”

  1. I think you need liver friends not kidney friends.

  2. I need to be in any band you form because as a drummer I would say “P-flat…got it”. The rest of the band? Not so sure the could deliver.

  3. Welcome back. It sounds like a good time. Perhaps your one note was meditative for you.

  4. Betty says:

    A couple weeks after a recent trip, I scrolled through the “notes” section of my phone and found I had made a list while i’d been traveling with two items on it – rope, lifeboat. Absolutely no recollection what it was about. And the note was made at 2pm so it’s not as if it was done after an evening of wine.

  5. I say go for the whole colonoscopy or don’t go at all.

  6. lbwoodgate says:

    Semicolonoscopy eh? I think you have demonstrated in short order that the mind is indeed a terrible thing to waste. :-)

  7. I’m a fan of the semi-colon. So be gentle… Glad to have you back, OMA! I need a road trip like that – are you going to tell us where you went?

  8. I think I am with 1PointPerspective on this one. A semicolonoscopy would have me living in fear that I would always have to go back and do the whole thing.

  9. I wonder if a semicolonoscopy is better or worse than a regular colonoscopy. I think it could go either way.

    Welcome back!

  10. tundrawoman says:

    Is that the one where you wake up when they’re half-way through? And you’re not sure which half, butttttt……
    TW

  11. Debbie says:

    Welcome back. I trust you’re rested and rarin’ to go again! Never heard of a semicolonoscopy, but I’m eagerly waiting for you to enlighten me. I learn sooo much from my blogging friends!

  12. We Found Him Captain! says:

    A semicolonoscopy is a reality. Since Obamacare, It has been adopted by some in the medical profession as a procedure whereby a physician will stop the colonoscopy procedure midway, ( thus the term semicolonoscopy) wake you up from your stupor and verify that you either have a paid up hospitalization policy, the ready cash to pay for this procedure, or have the supplemental insurance policy to cover that portion of the cost which your Medicare will not.

    If you say ” yes, yes!! I’ll pay” or “yes! I have a supplemental insurance policy” then they will put you under again and do the full colonoscopy. If you can’t pay or refuse to pay the difference, they pull the periscope out and send you home. I’m just saying! By using the semi system the medical professional is seeing a 26% uptick in revenue.


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