Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

“Lucy. You going to snooze all day?
“Murf, snozzle, sniggle, snort. What?”
“It’s Friday. Time to ruckus.”

So nice to see Friday roll around again. I hope you are glad to see it too. It has been a pretty slow week around here. My big excitement was a virtual doctor visit and run to the local CVS drive-through. I mean, come on? How could life get any more exciting?

The doctor visit is necessary since I needed some prescriptions refilled, and my doctor is the kind of person who wants to check to see if they are still needed. I admire his dedication, but I don’t think I’m on anything that could even remotely be a candidate for abuse. Anyway, the virtual appointment included me taking my blood pressure, heart rate, pulse, weight, and temperature. These go via the virtual app to the doctor’s office. We meet in a zoom like setting. I’m happy I don’t have to go into his office. No telling what you could catch there.

Another piece of excitement happened this week. You may remember the blog A Frank Angle which, after more years than I can count, had a dignified and touching ending. Well, Frank is back, and beginning October 20th, he will be generating high-quality thoughts that have originated on the beach. His blog is titled Beach Walk Reflections. Here is the link.

https://beachwalkreflections.wordpress.com/ 

Let’s have Frank explain in his own words

Welcome to Beach Walk Reflections. I’m Frank in Cincinnati, Ohio USA. From Aug 2008-Feb 2020, I hosted an eclectic blog, A Frank Angle. After a break, I’ve decided to return to blogging, but differently.

The roots for Beach Walk Reflections dates back to A Frank Angle. My aim here is to share my thoughts hoping to stimulate your thoughts. I also hope that you will be an active participant here by following, reading, commenting, interacting with others, and by submitting your ideas for future walks.

My wife and I walk a lot during our winter as snowbirds in the south – something we’ve done since 2017. Our southern getaway can be cold, then again, no matter how cold the temperature gets on the beach, it is always warmer than home.

Topics for beach walks will be wide-ranging. The first 20+ will directly relate to the beach, but after that, topics will vary. I invite visitors to visit the Topics pages for a list of topics that are either published, currently in the queue, or a draft stage. I also have an offline list of ideas. I hope to link the published topics on the Topics page. There is also an email form for readers to submit ideas for future walks.

Each walk will conclude with a music video. The video will either be based on the walk’s theme or or it will fit based on its title, lyrics, images, or simply mood.

The current posting schedule is Tuesdays (1:00 AM US Eastern) and Saturdays (1:00 AM US Eastern). In time, I may publish more posts per week.

I hope you enjoy the experience of Beach Walk Reflections.”

A visit with Frank is always rewarding and to follow him very necessary.

Finally, today’s JohnKu talks about Voting

Your Vote by John W. Howell © 2020

You all have the chance,

To support or make a change. . .

Voting is the way.

I hope you all have a great weekend. One more thing. Eternal Road – The final stop is 99¢ until November 1. Here is the universal link

89 comments

  1. Wondered how a virtual doctor appointment works. I’ll take that level of excitement over the chaos I get though. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Yeah, life is pretty calm over here. Have a good weekend, Charles.

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  2. I’m with Twiggy. It’s Friday. Time to ruckus.

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    1. Hahaha. I agree. 😁. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  3. Thanks for the introduction. I will take a look . . .

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    1. Frank is your kind of blogger, Pam

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    2. Pam,
      I hope you do … and I’m thinking we’ve encountered each other at Sorryless. 🙂 I have a sample walk in various places, one is linked below, and Marc will be doing the same on Sunday.

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  4. My doctor keeps trying to give me my yearly physical by phone, but I’m not going for it. I don’t have any major complaints, it just bugs me that she’ll be getting paid a doctor’s fee from my insurance without doing any of the work. I usually have to see the nurse practitioner as it is.

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    1. At least we have a video meeting. I kind of stopped him in his tracks when I asked if we should check for a hernia. 😁

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      1. hahaha, perfect. i have to remember that!!

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      2. If he says yes then tell. him you have to ask the church ladies to leave then.

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  5. Your virtual doctor’s visit is impressive. Who knew so much can be handled through an app? I’ve not had your experience, though I’m accustomed to the CVS drive-through. Have a wonderful weekend, John. Lucy seems to have set the example. 😀

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    1. Yes she is the paragon of relaxation for sure. Thanks, Gwen. 😁

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    2. Gwen,
      Thanks for following Beach Walk Reflections. I know you and John have worked together, so a friend of John’s is a friend of mine.

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  6. I’ve had one virtual appointment with the doctor (in early June). It worked, but still strange. Fortunately, we were talking about my blood test and meds.

    Thanks for the plug, which was much more than I anticipated. You’re too kind. I invite your readers for visit that currently has ways to follow. First walk is Tuesday. To see a sample walk, visit Dale. https://adelectablelife.com/2020/10/16/introducing-franks-new-blog/

    Great JohnKu … yes … Vote! We received our ballot by mail this year. Marked it then personally delivered to the county board of elections. In my state, we can see its status, so we know it has been approved for counting.

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  7. So… I’m taking it you have your own BP cuff and your thermometer is good and you don’t cheat on your own scale, then? Of course, I tease. Thank goodness some doctors are helping out this way. Mine? Receives patients. I went recently and, at the time, he was the only one not wearing a mask… I wonder if he has changed his ways now that the government has cracked down on things…
    I now join the ranks of those who look forward to weekends! Woo hoo!
    And let’s send Frank our best, shall we?

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    1. Thank you Dale!

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      1. Pleasure is mine… And I’ll go make an official link on my post… even though clicking on the name would bring you there 😉

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    2. Yes I have my own stuff. My Apple watch gived me the heart rate thingy. You have a new job? I think Frank will be fine.

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      1. That’s great.
        I do. I started Sept.24. Data entry from home. And I’m sure he will be.

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      2. Sounds great. From home even better.

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  8. I had the “Wellness Visit” this week. An in-office visit is to-be-scheduled. Doctor’s offices are always a nice breeding ground.

    I’ll be in-person voting on election day 🙂

    I hope you have a great weekend, John. Ease up on those pups, they look like they need a rest.

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    1. I knw they are overworked. 😊

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  9. Glad the virtual appt went well, John. I’ve had to go in, but they handled everything very well. Lots of precautions. Happy Friday!

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  10. Yes vote. Then go for a beach walk.

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    1. John,
      Oh my … are you on a beach? Nonetheless, I hope you visit Beach Walk Reflections. After all, John will be there.

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      1. Frank the nearest beach here in Cleveland is not to far. Except for the bluff which resides above it. Still it is a beach. One with all the variations in beauty. Including the minute by minute changes in the weather…

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  11. Your virtual doctor visit was far more comprehensive than mine. All I got was a phone chat (and you still pay the same amount as when you go in person!). Thanks for the link to Frank’s new blog. I love a good beach! Enjoy your weekend, John!

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    1. Hi Debbie. This is a sample walk, and the real ones start Tuesday. I hope you stop by.

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      1. I’d be glad to, Frank — thanks for the invite!

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      2. Thanks, Debbie.

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    2. Thank you, Debbie.

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  12. That virtual doctor visit is a real plus, John. Have a great weekend. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Yes it is. Have a great weekend too, Suzanne.

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  13. Great tidings, dear John! I will follow his blog as well. Lucy is relaxing after an anticipation of Friday! Wonderful shot! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Or we might say that the picture reflects the electorate (Lucy) & the candidates (Twiggy & Friday invisible). 🙂 Indeed! A vote might change something!

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    1. It just might.

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    2. ProFumo …. This is a sample beach walk, so I hope you visit Beach Walk Reflections to follow and interact on future walks.

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      1. Thank you, dear Frank! Welcome!😊

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      2. 🙂 and Good Morning. Well, for me … Where are you located?

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      3. At the moment in Moscow. And you?

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      4. Cincinnati Ohio

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      5. Wonderful city!

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      6. I think so too, Maria. 😁

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      7. Forgot to ask … But Moscow…. as in Russia?

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      8. Yes, Frank. Maria is in Russia.

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      9. Had to ask. . after all, also a Moscow close to me and I believe on in Idaho.

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      10. In fact, it is the right one. I know that there is one in the USA as well.

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      11. One very close to me … a small town along the Ohio River.

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  14. Virtually, well, virtual! 🙂

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    1. Yes. The real me is falling apart. The virtual me is like Superman.

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  15. Virtual doctor visits are very strange, but I’m thinking it’s the way of the future. Maybe someone will develop an app that can take our vitals and automatically submit them to the doctor. 🙂 I’m sure it’s on the way. I look forward to Frank’s blogs. Sounds like fun. Love the JohnKu. I just wish I could believe it. Nevertheless, just in case, I vote. 🙂

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    1. Jan,
      Thanks for stopping by Beach Walk Reflections and following. Hope to see you walking on Tuesday. 🙂

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    2. I think someone should invent a watch that could do that. It gins up your vitals and then sends a text. Right now the only thing the watch does is heart rate.

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  16. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I’m off to turn in my vote directly to our facility after lunch. Then I wish I could relax in the sun. I like they are doing online check ups now. Happy Friday.

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    1. D.L.
      Because our ballots are in, why are we still seeing political commercials? 😉

      I noticed that you stopped by and followed Beach Walk Reflections (which starts Tuesday). Thank you .. and a friend of John’s is a friend of mine.

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    2. PS: Heads up – I noticed you followed my old blog … not Beach Walk Reflections.

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    3. Thanks, Denise. Happy Friday to you.

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  17. I’ve had one virtual doc appointment so far when I had some COVID-19 symptoms. That was followed up with a COVID-19 test–negative, thank God. I’m a fan of the Zoom-type appointments, but we didn’t do anything like BP or weight. I wondered how that would be handled. Very interesting.
    And I just voted today. Hope everyone takes advantage by Election Day.
    Happy FriYay, John! 🙂

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    1. I have all the equipment to do weight, BP, heartrate and temp. Good for you on the voting.

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  18. You take your excitement where you can, John! Thank goodness for books like yours that let us escape to adventures from home. I hope the check-up went well and you don’t have to go to his office. TGIF to you! Cheers!

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    1. The check up went very well. Jo. Thank you. Have a great weekend

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  19. I hope your doctor’s visit went okay. Thanks for introducing us to Frank. Your Johnku is absolutely right. I voted early via mail ballot. Have a fabulous weekend! 😀 xo

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    1. Vashti Q,
      Thanks for acknowledging … so I hope you stop by to read and/or follow.

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    2. Visit was fine. He just wanted to make sure I was still breathing. 😁

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  20. Right now I feel like Lucy, but with Twiggy’s attitude about Friday! If that makes any sense at all, John. I can see how your virtual doctor’s visit and a drive-through CVS would surely brighten your day. 🙂 And your JohnKu is perfect. We’ve been reading about all the props and will vote next week. Have a terrific weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. I remember the California props. What a nightmare. 😁

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      1. Head-spinning 🙃🙃🙃

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  21. Good on you to go virtual with your doc appt. And beautiful dedication to the return of Frank Angle.

    As for the Vote . . . yes. Everyone should be ready to make the change they’re talking about. Or stop complaining.

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    1. Thanks you, Sir B

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      1. You know it, Cincy

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  22. We’ve only had virtual FaceTime appointments – those are a bit strange. Your appointment sounded very efficient!

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    1. Yes it was. Thank you.

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  23. Pretty great! I missed Frank.

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    1. He’s baaaaaack.

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      1. He isn’t related to Chucky, is he?

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      2. No. He is just Frank.

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