Thursday, June 26, 2008

June 26, 2008
Another morning down at the Arizona Heart Institute. Left the house at six, got down into the Beast by seven, got my blood drawn at 7:40 and into the doctor at 8:40. My cholesterol is at 110 (never been that low, but then again I'm on staten drugs: Plavex). However my LDL is at 59 (supposed to be much higher). Not sure why. He upped my something, or other.

Treated myself to a light lunch on the way out, stopping at Chompies at Paradise Valley Mall, and had a vegetarian sando and decaf coffee ($14.50, left a twenty). Got back to the office at 11.

On AFI's three-hour special "10 Top 10" that aired June 17 on CBS, Clint Eastwood named his top 10 Westerns. Here's Rowdy Yate's Faves:

10. “Cat Ballou” (1965)

9. “Stagecoach” (1939)

8 “McCabe & Mrs. Miller” (1971)

7. “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (1969)

6. “The Wild Bunch” (1969)

5. “Red River”

4. “Unforgiven” (1992)

3. “Shane” (1953)

2. “High Noon” (1952)

1. “The Searchers” (1956)

One of the criticisms I get from some of my old classmates at MCUHS is that I exaggerate (one particular critic whose name rhymes with Phyllis Morton, says you can only believe half of what I say). Gee, I wonder what David Sedaris has to say about this?

"On the American Humorist license, it reads: 'Can exaggerate your head off.'"
—David Sedaris, America's favorite memoirist, who has taken heat from his family and others for exaggerating his stories of them, to great effect.

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