Daily Archives: August 2, 2012

Faire Attendre

Patience is a virture, or so the saying goes.  My name, however, is not patience.

I just talked to the surgeon’s office today.  They have not received the psychiatrists recommendation yet.  They said it could take a week for the psych to send it over.  Once they have that, they submit to my insurance company.   That approval could take anohter week or so.

So, now I wait.  I am not good at waiting.

Now for a nonsequitor of sorts.

Due to my being a travel agent in real life, I often have to look up European train schedules on the Rail Europe website.  On the site, I enter the travel parameters and click the search button.  During high traffic hours, which seems to be any time I am at work and looking up train schedules, the website runs through a list of suggestions of fun things to do in Europe while the site compiles your list of train times.  Here are some of the suggestions:

  • Drink wine.
  • Become King of the lake.
  • Split your Lederhosen
  • Have an underwater tea party.
  • Stand in awe.
  • Join a polka band.
  • Bathe in spicy tomatoes.
  • Make a Viking weep.
  • Wear a soft cheese moustache.

This list cracks me up.  It doesn’t take much to crack me up these days.  I lost my mind booking roundtrips to Chicago years ago.  It does my heart good though to see someone in this industry has a clever sense of humor, unless of course those are serious suggestions.  In that case, I’m a little bit scared that they have allowed a complete lunatic to create their train schedule search engine.

But I digress…

In the Rail Europe tradtion of spontaneous silliness, I have been trying to come up with a list of useful (or not) things I could do while I wait for the approval from my insurance company to schedule my surgery.  Something other than stare at phone like a jilted teenager until the surgeon’s office calls.

Here are some of my thoughts:

  • Clean and organize closet.  (started, not nearly finished)
  • Pick lint off my pjs.
  • Wiggle my toes at the neighbors.
  • See how long I can stand at attention.
  • Count how many times in a day I can use the word canoodle.
  • Read the “Odyssey” by Homer.
  • Re-enact scenes from the Wizard of Oz.
  • Write a four chord song.
  • And last but not least…drink wine.

And that’s as far as I got.  I think I could use some more suggestions if you have any.

More on my surgery when I hear from surgeon.  In the meantime, enjoy this video by the Axis of Awesome: