Anyway, here is my
Ok Kelly, as promised, here is my post thoughtfully and painstakingly prepared with you in mind. I know you are “getting the jitters” but remember what Dr. McDreamy said. Without the surgery, paralysis is guaranteed and who wants that? Not me. If that happened, you would have to come live with me so I could take care of you. That alone should make you dance into the surgical suite. I mean, if you lived with me well…..let me put it in Lettermanesque form.
TOP TEN REASONS TO BE HAPPY YOU ARE HAVING SURGERY …..AGAIN
1. White Trash Cooking ~
Face it. If you lived with me it would be a daily diet of white trash cooking. Gone would be the days of fresh fruits and veggies straight from the fields of California. There would be no more Monterey Bay fresh fish lightly grilled with just a sprig of rosemary. Nope. It’d be biscuits and gravy for breakfast, fried chicken, mashed taters and gravy with fried okra for lunch and fried catfish with gravy, corn pones and corn on the cob for dinner. Did I mention the gravy? Of course, we’d have a Jello cake for dessert and don’t forget the sweet tea at every meal. Yum Doggie!
2. No dentists ~
Dentists? In Oklahoma? Be serious! You’d never have to worry about brushing or flossing again.
3. Hair and Makeup ~
Remember the last time you put me in charge of your hair and make-up? Twelve years ago? Right after your first brain surgery? I believe you said something about making sure you looked good when all your humble servants came by to bask in your glory. After all, you were a big wheel in the IBM machine. We couldn’t have you looking like…..well, like you lived in Oklahoma, for heaven sake.
4. Clothes ~
I know you love the movie Mean Girls. Ok, that alone creeps me out. Anyway, remember that one special line? “Sorry, we only carry sizes 1, 3 and 5. You should try Sears.” Yeah, that one. If you lived with me it would be a guaranteed Sears wardrobe you’d be wearing. Sears is the Oklahoma version of Nordstroms. It’s for the uppity okie. Now seriously, how would you ever live that one down?
5. Wal Mart Runs ~
Sometimes, when I forget to do the laundry, I have been known to put clothes on that may not fit me exactly right. Then, I run to Wal Mart just to get a few things like deodorant, jerky and Pabst Blue Ribbon. A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do. So, if you lived with me, well, I might accidentally squeeze myself into your clothes for a Wal Mart run. It wouldn’t be pretty.
6. Wheelchair Races ~
I’d probably do something crazy like enter you in the wheelchair race at the county fair. I know we could win but you’d go to whining about tipping over or some such nonsense. Like the time we were in San Francisco and I wanted to let go of you at the top of Ghirardelli Square so you could roll down the hill and wave at all the people inside the ice cream store as you whizzed by. Of course, you protested even though I had the girls ready at the bottom of the hill to catch you. Sometimes, you are just no fun at all.
7. Vacation ~
We no longer have the wheelchair accessible van. The tornado got it, remember? We do have the mini van and the big, old diesel truck, however. That would mean tying you to the top of the van or using bungees to strap you into the bed of the truck for vacation. Now, how would your hair look after riding to Arkansas for vacations in the back of a diesel pick up? Seriously! And don’t forget our poor old neighbor Violet. Remember what happened to her when dad stuck her and mom in the back of a truck filled with all those little girls? Seeing her fall off her lawn chair and her head come off when dad slammed on the breaks was just horrific. Ok, it was only her wig but how were we to know? We were only little girls. Screaming, traumatized little girls. Moving on…..
8. John Wayne ~
You would be forced to watch John Wayne movies. All. Day. Long. Did I mention Oklahoma is the proud home of the Cowboy Hall of Fame? We would take you there on Sundays for worship services.
9. What Ever Happened? ~
Ok, you already know where I’m going with this one. I can’t help myself. How many sisters can say their favorite movie since early childhood is What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? This may explain a lot about what is wrong with the two of us. Think about it. Anyway, if you lived with me you know darn well, we would end up fighting and then I would be forced to serve Harley to you on a silver platter and I love that bird. It just would all be so wrong.
10. Buh Bye ~
Let’s think for a moment about all the people who have moved in with me or I moved in with them so I could take care of them:
Aunt Sisi ….dead.
Bob’s mom, Lucy….dead.
Face it. My track record for keeping people alive is nothing to brag about. Save yourself. Have the surgery. You’ll thank me later.