Have never been one to follow through on New Year’s resolutions, but I had it in the back of my mind that I had to get serious about losing weight in the New Year. What I hadn’t envisioned was getting a jump start on the process by getting sick….
I came down with something nasty (rat bite fever, jungle rot, black death, or something along those lines) on December 27th, and up until today I had absolutely no desire to get out of bed in the morning. The only benefit was that I have had no appetite for anything at all. In fact trying to eat just made things worse, and believe it or not I still haven’t had a glass of red since then either (I can see Howland rolling on the floor, laughing his ass off). I kid you not!!
While some of the really “beat me down” symptoms have disappeared I still feel extremely tired and weak. A trip to the store yesterday to pick up a pescription was grueling….everything little thing, from getting a shower, to getting dressed, to driving two blocks to the store, to getting in and out of my car, just seemed insurmountable. I have never been a ball of fire, but this was and is like nothing I have experienced before. If it’s not the flu it’s one nasty, horrid bug…..
In any case I feel some sense of normalcy (whatever that is?) returning, and wanted to thank you all for the get well wishes. Course there was Howland wanting one of my detectors if I didn’t survive, and when I shared that with Butch Holcombe, his response? “That’s cold! I hope you get better soon . PS-If not, can I have your jewelry finds?”
That’s what I love about this pastime, it just brings out the best in people…..
THE MINELAB NATIONAL DETECTING DAY
Saw the following on the South Jersey Metal Detecting Club Facebook site, and thought I would pass it along….
To register or learn more click here.
MORE OVER THE TOP FINDS FROM CHICAGO RON….
Ron Guinazzo once again has decided to put the hex on all you water hunters by putting together a video showing what he and his friend Mark have found over the past two years. I really do like these guys, but they are getting on my nerves big time now. No one, and I mean no one, should be allowed this kind of success. Just disgusting.
Just when we thought it was safe to come out of the water, it appears as though we all must face another season of the National Geographic’s “Diggers” show. Add in a second season of Spike’s “comedy” series “American Diggers”, and we are once again back on our heels, trying to defend the absurdity and negativity of what these shows portray.
Dan Sivilich with the BRAVO group has suggested that we combat these shows by boycotting the sponsors, and while I think it’s a great idea I personally don’t think we have the unified will to do it. We are a splintered group of hobbyists, who like to talk big but it’s almost always hot air, ripe for the moment, and always short lived.
Dan will be on The Relic Roundup this coming Monday night, and I feel certain this topic will come up. Hopefully you all will tune in and share your thoughts. Prove me wrong, please……
FROM THE HISTORY CHANNEL
On the flip side of the coin Scott Mitchen sent me a scheduling update on this new show, and promises it is one worth watching. I believe Scott is featured in a show or two down the line…