Almost 20 years ago, I had two hand surgeries within the span of nine months. About five years ago, I had occasion to visit an orthopedic surgeon and I told him about my experience, especially with the second surgery which was pretty complicated. He looked at my hand and said, "He did a very good job." Dude was a stellar human being, too. Perhaps America's premier thumb surgeon operates solely in that lovely part of the Rockies. It's Jay's working hand so I will cut him some slack. Mark this day on your calendars. I guess Jay will convalesce in Colorado, former home of, well, Jay, making it easier for multiple followups with the doc.
Good luck and happy healing, Jay. Get back to work so I can smack talk you aplenty.
Meanwhile, in Oakland, CA, Caleb Hanie and the Bears took on the Oakland Raiders. My opinion? Hanie did not stink too terribly as the Raiders didn't win by that huge a margin. The intentional-grounding incident in the 4th quarter with the clock at four seconds was kind of ditzy but otherwise, not too shabby and I thought the rest of the team was also with the program. It might've been a blood bath but was a very not-shameful-although-they-still lost 25-20.
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So maybe you've been to Chicago but have avoided the CTA like the plague. I've lived here a long time and rely on it pretty heavily during the week and for weekend trips to areas in and near downtown Chicago. This past weekend I experienced something that's usually for weekdays only, which is the "delayed train running express through your station and it ain't gonna stop for you so you might as well just shut up and take it because you got another, better idea? No, so shut up, there's another train behind it" phenomenon. This is what you are missing by not taking the CTA on visits. I share because I love. Enjoy!