Friday, August 2, 2013

Stress Test, Kid’s Jeopardy,

So yesterday I was lucky, maybe you were all crossing your fingers stress_test2for me, I didn’t have to have the nuclear medicine test when they inject Persantine into your vein and you then become radioactive, I had forgotten that part of it, tickled me when I went to the washroom there was a notice saying “To prevent radioactive contamination please sit down to use the toilet”. I remember now there was a sign when I was there last time, saying they would give you a letter if you were about to fly. I used the treadmill and they reckoned if I hadn’t been using my own regularly I might not have coped with it so they were pleased I had been doing regular stints on mine; not as pleased as I was!! Of course I had a robe on unlike the guy in the picture. I had to wait for about an hour then they took some pictures, that was the worst part because I had to put my arms above my head and my shoulder did not like that at all, finally managed to find a spot where it didn’t hurt so much. Had to stay like it for 6 minutes whilst a camera took shots. As far as I know everything seems OK, They said they would let me know. The cardiologist was a Scot made me think of Lass.

That was yesterday, I have to go back again for something else today, resting pictures I believe. It's all very well, but we are up to $32.50 for parking already. It’ll be another $10 today; makes it damned expensive although I suppose, as we don’t pay for the treatment, I shouldn’t really complain. Tell you one thing, I will be wearing long pants tomorrow, that hospital is freezing. I remember they used to keep hospitals dreadfully hot, now they seem to have gone the other way.

Matt and I faithfully watch Jeopardy every day and this week are Jeopardywatching kids of 10, 11 and 12 perform brilliantly. It's odd to me that things I think they would know, they don’t and things about which I have no clue, they can answer. Jeopardy used to be on in the UK but isn’t any more, I wonder why? Presumably it wasn’t popular but that surprises me. I thought, last night, wouldn’t it be great to have kids from lots of English speaking countries competing against one another, too expensive I suppose.

It occurred to me last night that, had our mothers lived, Matt’s and mine that is, they would have been 100 this year. Mine this month. Not something important, but…

Generally I don’t post recipes which don’t appeal to me. Nothing I received by email yesterday did, so its back to Food and Drink. I think a drink would be appropriate today and as I am a Scotch drinker, I chose a cocktail made with Scotch. I would not pollute a good single malt Scotch, but a blend is fine for cocktails. Scotch whisky does not have an e in whisky, Irish and Bourbon whiskeys do. My parents used to occasionally drink a cocktail similar to this made with gin, they called it Gin Mixed.


Beals Cocktail
Beal's Cocktail

By: The Martini Club

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 1 oz. Scotch, 1/2 oz. sweet red vermouth and 1/2 oz. dry white vermouth.
  1. Stir until well-chilled and strain into a cocktail glass.
  2. Garnish with a twist of lemon.
Have a great day
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8 comments:

  1. So glad things went smoothly! We enjoy Jeopardy too, especially when we get the final question!

    Don't care for Scotch or alcohol at all!

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    1. It's a great programme.

      Not even wine?

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  2. Glad you didn't have to do the really unpleasant stress test. And they do keep hospitals really cold, don't they?

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    1. So am I Alex, I was really dreading it.

      Freezing.

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  3. They are testing the heck out of you, aren't they?

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    1. Think its all done now though, thank goodness.

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  4. Hi Jo .. just so glad all is well - I read the other posts with complete exhaustion .. and so am glad you can rest too ..

    Have a peaceful weekend and a Scotch or two .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks Hilary, all over now.

      Scotch coming up fairly soon now.

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