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Hypertension

one way to get high blood pressure;
go mountain climbing over molehills

I have a home blood-pressure monitor I almost never use, except last Sunday morning I did.  My blood pressure was so high, and my heart rate so low that I really should have called for an emergency ambulance right there and then.  Of course being a stupid guy I didn’t ~ even though I had a stack of other warning symptoms that indicated a hypertensive emergency.  Going into a hospital full of covid patients isn’t something I wanted to do.

So, with some rest, meditation, extra potassium, no salt, no caffeine, no booze, (I don’t drink anyway, nor do I smoke), and some dark chocolate my blood pressure is now just far too high and not fucking dangerous.

Today, and finally, I had my very first ever telephone conversation with a doctor.

The upshot is that I’m now on blood-pressure medication, which I expected.  It’s called amlodipine and comes with a stack of nasty potential side effects.  I am also being scheduled a blood test, which I half expected.  What I didn’t expect it to be scheduled for an MRI and a CT scan.

It seems that I may just be a lot sicker than I thought.

Some say that high blood pressure is the silent killer.  And that you can keep your blood pressure under control if you live a healthy life.  All I know is that risking a stroke isn’t worth the dubious pleasures of smoking, drinking, and being overweight.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

stiletto heels are enough to give me high blood pressure

Tunes on Tuesday ~ 1960s TV Dance

there’s nothing sexier than a 1960s TV star ~ maybe

Perhaps I’ve gone overboard on dance compilations today, but being a child of the sixties these clips bring back some memories.

Anyway I can dance a lot better than anyone and everyone in this compilation.

(Except Dick Van Dyke)

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

1967 Plymouth Barracuda

426 cu in (7.)L0 HEMI V8

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Fine Young Cannibals

dance isn’t just dancing, it’s magic

Dancing, or rather trying to dance to these music video compilations is just about the only exercise I’m getting these days.  This Fine Young Cannibals track isn’t as difficult as some of the others I’ve posted on here.

When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.

I Love the Teddy Bear.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

nothing to do with the music

just a very nice rear end

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Doing It All For My Baby

love is the genesis of genius

OK, so I have a friend.  Even a reclusive writer, deep in solitary lockdown, is allowed to have a friend.  Especially if she’s very special, attractive, and sexy.  All writers need a muse, and maybe poets feel the need for a muse more than most.  Anyway, this Huey Lewis And The News tune is for her.  She likes ghosts, ghouls, and graveyards.

I like the video, even if it is too long.

Please try to keep moving your feet to the beat.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

it’s not every woman who has had a poetry anthology written for them

Come Fly With Me

there is always room for the chairman of the board

Chances are that I’m already at my destination. so if you are not with me then think about what could have been.  BTW I don’t much like Peru.

Some days I rival the king of cool.

Please listen with a smile.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

cough, cough, splutter

that’s the way Wright Cyclones always sound

 

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Vacation

I need to cure what’s deep inside ~ this helps

If the Gods are smiling on me then I should be on a beach in Cancun, maybe with a good-looking woman for company.   It’s tough, but nobody said that getting to Mexico in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic was going to be easy.

Well, what do you want?  It’s a vacation track and video.

I’ve driven those roads, in a Mustang.

And my name is Jack.

(obviously this is a scheduled post)

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jack collier

jackcollier@talktalk.net

that’s more like it

Soak up the Sun

keep your face to the sun and you will never walk in shadow

Sheryl Crow may not be to everyone’s taste.  Hell we don’t even have her type of music here in England.  But I like this, especially as I’m going to Cancun to meet a priest.  Spirituality or sex?

I do like a VW microbus.

With rakes and shovels and implements of destruction in the back.

Calling at Alice’s Restaurant.

Please listen and be relaxed.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

nice bikini

Music ~ Thursday

I don’t wear makeup on Thursdays
nor any other day of the week

When is it acceptable for a straight Englishman to wear makeup?  When is it a good idea for a woman to go on a date without wearing any makeup?  When is it acceptable for a woman to go to bed still wearing makeup?

I like the lyrics of this little song by Jess Glynne and Ed Sheeran.

BTW ladies, getting eye shadow off a white pillowcase isn’t easy for an English bachelor.  Laundry is not our specialty.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

I doubt she ever goes without makeup

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Supertramp

it never rains but it absolutely chucks it down

Excuse the misquoted homily, but here in the north of England, saying that it’s pouring with rain is like a girl saying that she’s slightly pregnant.  So from Supertramp we have It’s Raining Again, which it is.  But it’s not raining my life,  While I may have lost a friend, I have gained an new and much nicer friend.

I’ve driven a hell of a lot of I-15, from Southern California up into Wyoming.

I’m a fighter.  Knock me down and I’ll just get up again.

Please listen with a smile on your face.

Try not to get very wet.

Unless you like that.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

the old man can’t snore through the racket of raindrops on the roof

Scenes on Sunday ~ Take the Long Road

what can be better than a great road
with a cool girl riding shotgun?

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

where all great road trips come to an end

 

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