I had scheduled today as a day off, since also scheduled was an MRI in the big city — an "open" MRI, designed specially for weenies like me who have a dreadful fear of enclosure. But the big city called early this morning to inform that its open MRI was "broke." That's a confidence-builder.
Thus free I have been, so far today, to further gaze and meditate on the Great Republican Tail-Chase (see below), which is the wont of all who enjoy watching the animalistic whirlings of massive red noses, big floppy shoes, and implanted wigs of hysterically comical fright.
Alas, because I originally thought I would be breathing the big city hospital's sacred air of freedom! this morning, I also promised my daughter we would go … gasp … shopping this afternoon. I break most of my promises to women, because I'm a characteristically insensitive male brute, but promises to my daughter I hold dear — even when they give me nearly the willies that a closed MRI would.
Hence, at long last, I am off. See you in the morning.