November 9, 2004

My Recovery Continues

Many thanks for the letters and expressions of concern about my well-being after last month's unfortunate incident: American Digest: Blogger's Head Explodes

To update you all, my recovery is almost complete even though the recent elections and the sad state of the Democratic Party has complicated matters considerably.

In physical terms I have been rebuilt from the ground up and am in better shape than I have been in months. Here's a recent photo and I think you will all agree it is an improvement:


On the internal front, things are not as well advanced. It seems that in replacing my motherboard and controlling OS, the boffins at JPL were running a little short of parts and hence had to make do with stripping the essentials from a Roomba:

This has resulted in a painful bumping into ideological corners during the last week since the election. Symptoms also include an increased build up in pressure within my new head. The chances of a new explosion are therefore increased.

Hence, under orders from my doctors and the head of the Replicant Bureau at JPL, I have been placed on a one-week news and politics fast. As you can see below, I have already had the "small slip."

So, in order to preserve my new head and return to full functionality, I will be staying away from the News and from Politics for at least a week. Longer if necessary.

Posted by Vanderleun at November 9, 2004 10:44 AM
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Why am I not surprised you're a member of the Folio Society?

Posted by: ccwbass at November 9, 2004 2:50 PM

Gerald, you're a very versatile guy. And I don't mean that in some special Laguna Beach sense.

We never know what you'll come up with.

Posted by: Grumpy Old Man at November 9, 2004 6:16 PM

Gee. You look even better now. Your mother must be truly proud; those businessy looking glasses, the charming white smile, and those puffy little hands.

Posted by: Ron at November 9, 2004 7:37 PM

I see a lot of books, but no Bible. You are banished from Jesusland.

Oh. You live in California. Nevemind.

Posted by: RandMan at November 9, 2004 7:51 PM


Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at November 9, 2004 10:00 PM

Dear CWWBass,

Ever a stickler for accuracy, I'd like to point out that the Folio membership is mine. Though it has been years since I added to the collection, they are fine editions, aren't they? And yes, there are many Bibles in the house.

Posted by: Mrs. VdL at November 10, 2004 7:36 AM

Mrs. V., my respect for the VdL household only grows.

(Myself, I'm more of a "Penguin paperback at a little used-book store in Thousand Oaks" kinda guy." Someday, by gosh, I'll be able to indulge my Folio aspirations.)

Posted by: ccwbass at November 10, 2004 8:33 AM