Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Straight Dope and Other Stuff

For about 7 years now I have been a member of The Straight Dope ( ), an international message board with some very caring and knowledgable folks as members. Got a question? Post it there and within minutes you will have an answer.

I mention the Dope because many of my friends are there, and they have been very kind and supportive of their friend "Quasimodem" (my nickname there). The slogan there is "Fighting Ignorance Since 1973 (It's Taking Longer than We Thought!) and I highly recommend joining. Not only for questions answered, but for advice and saving money.

In other "Bill News", I have established telephone contact with Tom, a heretofore "online" friend from the alz.org website. He has been so supportive and helpful to me, and like me, Tom has good days and bad days, so we make each other available 24/7 just in case we have a "trouble spot". Tom has his very own strong support in his wife Gerry who refuses to believe anything except that her guy is going to get better. We hope to meet each other in real life in either Roanoke Virginia or Asheville North Carolina next Spring. I am very glad to have him as my "lifeline", because I have had episodes where I needed someone to "talk me down", as it were.

Bought an XBOX 360 today for my grandson Julian when he comes to spend the night and also when he comes to visit for the holidays. For Julian. Yeah, right! ;)

Next neuro appointment is the 25th of November, and I suppose we'll find out then if your friend Bill has Mad Cow Disease on top of everything else!


Hope your week is going great and thanks for your visit. It means a lot to me.



Ttom said...

Bill, I looked on a map of Germany tonight to see how close Rottenburg was to Pirmasens. Not far away at all. I lived in Pirmasens for two years on Winslerstrasse St. Spent a lot of time in Karlsrue as I expect you might have. It was a large Air Force base and hospital. It also had a lot of Army training, PX and "Harrys" gift shop.

Later dude, Tom

Bill Craig said...


Everyone I talk to who has been in the service always raves about Germany. I guess it might have been a great place to be stationed, although I spent much of my Air Force days in Minot North Dakota, which is NOT such a great place to be stationed! :)


janis said...

The Board would not be as cool as it is with you!

Bill Craig said...


Thank you!1 It is SO nice of you to say that and also to visit my blog.

I still remember how all the Dopers came together and raised money for one of our own who was having trouble, and I decided then and there that I was with good folks.

It is so great to know y'all care about me, and I hope I will always be deserving of such kindness!

Thanks again for reading and for being a friend, Janis!