Not looking for Tom Brady?

And that title should confuse everyone, because beyond a passing mention, this blog has absolutely nothing to do with him, its a me/Kate moment.

For those who arent up on facts, Kate is definitely my biggest American friend, and is well up in top few in world, in truth. Thing is, she is definitely, and deservedly, Oklahoma State in college football, and I’m Kansas State for reasons best known only to myself. In NFL terms, she is New England Patriots, as she lives in the area, and I’m Buffalo Bills, again mainly for reasons best known only to myself. Judging by Clara Johnson’s birth area, she would probably be Oklahoma if she ever cared, but anyway…

The thing is, in US time zones at least this last weekend, our 2 colleges were playing each other on Saturday, and our 2 NFL teams were playing on Sunday. For me, both actually happened Sunday, due to time difference, but besides that…to say the teasing on both sides was mild would be to exaggerate the matter! For those who care, 2-0 to Kate, though the Bills gave them one hell of a game, for sure. We certainly didnt give the amazing Tom Brady (yes, I actually follow him on Twitter) an easy time, for sure.

OK, video time returns. Given I’ve only just used Oklahoma, I’ll go with a piece from the late, great Kirsty MacColl instead

 

OK, I did promise…

Now forgive me if this isnt perfect English, or gets a repeat or two, but anyway… and for those who do both blogs, it will be one version for both, so no point reading both. If you subscribe to both, whatever…

I might try and cover a few recent events in next few days, but politics on both sides of pond will not be among them, believe me… both because I’m not allowed stress, and we dont all agree on matters (I have blocked 2 people on my Social Media for 30 days for awful postings, if they werent work related, would be gone), easier just to go without.

As was stated, I went for an MRI at Huddersfield Hospital on the last stay, as a result of which, they found a growth on a part of the brain. For all the talk about the NHS over here, from here, referral to the expert department in Leeds was arranged very quickly. From there, entry into hospital to deal with it was also rapid, for biopsy primarily, though they did say that any growth that was easy to deal with would also be got out.

The latter was all done on Monday, I was released on Thursday back home. Provisional feelings are that March was first sign of it, so results look promising, but it will be the end of week before I know more, so no point making comments asking! Follow up, and plan visit will almost certainly be Wednesday, but to cover me…

Plan, and next step will depend on results, just saying, so see above. Brain gets better every day slowly. Mobility is awful, but thats my spine issue, not this. Until Wednesday, I’m not certain if my spine pills are compatible with stuff for brain, so laying off until I can ask then. Equally, I will only make decisions on things like work after meeting, and see a timetable, and plan. Though as my wonderful benefits lady, and a wonderful lady here as pointed out, 2 medicals (benefits and incapacity) passed would settle that matter just on spine damage, regardless. Both are sure I would pass in a negative sense/fail (depending on how you look at it) them anyway, so can do the medical option if I wish to.

I will do a couple of follow ups on this, but be patient. One at some point after follow up, so probably end of week, or next weekend. The other will be after talking things over with friends, and my unofficial family as to what route I go after this, but until I have all the info, and a plan, no point doing so. That might be a few weeks at least, just saying…

Oh, and to finish on something different, more for my US friends, but anyway…

Dodgers are in the Baseball playoffs again, hopefully this year, one step better? And in NFL, Bills are 3-0 till tonight, though I doubt that unbeaten record will last the visit of Kate’s Patriots tonight (my time), same as her college team took our unbeaten record last night. Still love her, and her support regardless, lol.

As I say, no video, but I’m not sure how many watch them anyway!

 

 

Alright, the two blogs have got 1 thing in common for a reason

And fine, the reason for that relates to someone who was born 114 years ago today, in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, before it was even a state, just, hence the obvious song. Though by the time this became a Musical she had long retired from dancing, and given she died somewhere in the first half (or so) of the 1950’s, she might even have been dead. Yes, Clara Johnson’s birthday today.

The amusing, and wonderful thing is that tomorrow morning marks, finally the MRI to try and see what is the matter with my brain. Well, I’d take the robot body, and an AI mind, but not sure they are available! But yes, Rotwang, if you see this, please…

What a couple  of friends are trying to arrange (given how slow the NHS is here) is to get me over to the US, and get my brain sorted out, as well as something else, long overdue to be dealt with too. One of the things that has been mentioned is getting me over there (quite possibly Oklahoma as Clara’s birth state, as I cant afford LA (can anyone?), and if I do, no prizes for working out my name if I  do, wouldnt that be fun. But yes, I always said I’d get the MRI done here first, so we knew the issue, but finally that happens tomorrow, and after that, I said I’d put my brain, and body in Kiefer’s hands, so…

Yes, at some point next year, Clara Elaine Johnson the second might be writing this in Oklahoma, maybe? Or somewhere else, though the only way it will be Hollywood is if I find someone to buy for me, lol

OK, video. OK, in more senses than one, lol! Well, unless Rotwang has done something to the MRI tube, lol?

A new life for ‘me’

Just a brief note before I get started, as mainly covered it in ‘other’ blog, but for those who dont see both blogs… Yes, its been a while, I know. Yes, ended up back at the hospital Saturday, a week earlier than planned, but nothing major found, so on to the MRI this Saturday now! No, sadly, I dont think it has plans to brainwash me, or turn me into a robot, but a woman can dream.

I promised Betsy this a while back, but first she said to wait for chapter 2, as of more interest to me, and yes, she’s right, and I think its fair to say Chapter 3 will do that even more, but… She’d ‘threatened’ me a while back that she was going to do more naughty things to Stephanie Johnson in the future, and she’s finally getting to that point. Clearly the next chapter is going to bring a lot more, mind…

Though she has told me she’s not going to be turned into a robot, or sent back to the 1920’s as a flapper, though how much I believe her, no comment. So probably alien, or mermaid transformation or something, but fine, I’ll find out soon! Yes, I think its more fun when you know the face behind the stories, especially when its somebody like her. So yes, go read  https://mcstories.com/NeedToServe/index.html if you arent already. She’s a great writer, just saying…

I know, my name is Harlean Carpenter, but there is a reason behind it. Mind, if someone has his way, I might soon be Clara Johnson, possibly living in Oklahoma, where the original version was born! We will see, we will see…retired dancer, quite possibly!

To be fair to Betsy, I’m not the only one on the sharp end of her scribe at the moment, though to be fair, the ‘Rosie’ story is very sure, but I’m not sure I will get off as easily!

Right, video time. Talking about my future life, lets go back to something I did in my teens! No, not me in the video, but doing these songs, absolutely