Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Cuts like a knife

The phone call has been made…and I report for surgery tomorrow at 6:00am, or what my friend Elisson refreshingly calls “the butt-crack of dawn.” (Commenter Maureen—aka bluefly—likes to use the expression “the crack of ice.”) They’ll begin slicing me open at 7am, and if everything goes as planned I’m sure there’ll be more cracking…cans of Bud Light, I’m guessing.

Until then, please make Pam feel at home—she’ll be watching the blog for the duration or, to use a term I’ve picked up from watching too many Rawhide reruns, “she’s got the herd.” She wanted me to stress that expectations shouldn’t be stretched too high as “I am not a blogger.” (She’s too modest to mention that she was an understudy for the female lead in the off-Broadway musical Out of the Blog. Yes, I just made that up.)

To all of those people who sent me well-wishes—I treasure each and every one of you. Simply put, you’re the best. Until then…to quote Chairman Mitchum from His Kind of Woman (1951): “I’ll see you all of a sudden, Sam…”

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Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Break a leg. I mean -- well, you know what I mean. You're in my prayers and my blogroll.

Bill Crider said...

The surgery's at 6:00 A. M. my time, so I won't lie and tell you I'll be thinking of you when you go under the knife. But I will be soon afterward. I know it'll go just fine and that you'll be back at the blog sooner than you think.

Stacia said...

Like Jacqueline, I don't know whether to say "break a leg" or "Macbeth! Macbeth!" when it comes to wishing one luck for an upcoming operation. I'm sure all will go well, because there is simply no other outcome that is acceptable.

Did you just call us your herd? Moo!

Amanda Cooper said...

Praying that the surgery and your recovery go smoothly.

nunya said...

Oh best of luck :)

Elisson said...

Ivan, I'll be hoping for you to have a speedy and complete recovery. Remember: Anesthesia is your friend.

Funny you should include a photo of the legendary Mel Blanc in this post - we were just talking about him at lunch this afternoon.

Jeff Overturf said...

I'm a beer snob, my new blog-frind...but for this occasion I've stocked the beer fridge with Bud Lite.

Just get the cutting over with, the recovery's the good part!

See you when it's over.

KC said...

"the buttcrack of dawn"--haha, thank you for that.

Good luck and speedy recovery!

Laura said...

I'll be thinking of you, Ivan!! Take good care and we'll look forward to you rejoining us here soon.

Best wishes,