Friday, July 11, 2014

Speaking of Urology

I have no idea what San Geraldo had been on about the other night.

I'm sure it was something inappropriate about his past because Tynan looked at him from across the table and commented, clearly facetiously, "Well that's a badge of honor, Gerald."

San Geraldo — perplexed yet again — asked, "That's a bad urology?!?"
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I decided to go off-theme with the images today. I hope you don't mind that, instead of urology based imagery, I've shared photos of hibiscus I've seen around town this week.

Many people think that, among its reputed health benefits (some legitimate), hibiscus is good for prostate health. That would bring this all back to Tynan and Jerry, I suppose. But I offer no false claims here, just beautiful flowers. (For enlarged hibiscus, click any image. For enlarged prostate, see a urologist.)












The Hibiscus Hula (Hibisco Hula*).
(In Spanish... because it was even worse in English.)

*The song's final "aloha" goes out to my brother-in-law Tom.

20 comments:

  1. Mitchell, your post is lovely flowers and Mickey Mouse. I hope San Geraldo is well. I also hate urology too but in the past I had an operation so I have to visit them from time to time......

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    1. Gosia:
      So sorry! I can be very difficult to understand sometimes. We have no urology problems here. San Geraldo is very well.

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  2. The flowers are so much more appreciated than pictures of urology. I can only imaging what THOSE would look like. I hope the two of you are having a terrific weekend.

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    1. Stephen:
      I have a feeling close-ups of enlarged prostates could be made to look very flower-like.

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  3. Thank you SO much for posting hibiscus pics, rather than urology pictures. Ew! Btw, hibiscus is a great diuretic; it's the main component of my homemade tea. Mayhap I should write a book using the nom de plume of I.P.Freely?
    Why yes, I did have to go there......

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    1. Jacqueline:
      You could do a series. "Too Much Cranberry Tea" by I.P.Peculiar.

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  4. For Hibiscus see a florist....for urology see a urologist. Happy you chose the former, Mitchell.
    We have a Hibiscus plant, a yellow/gold one, that we have had for years. Of course living where we do, we must bring it indoors in the wintertime.
    Yours are beautiful.

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    1. Jim:
      The hibiscus here are incredible... and prolific. We never had much success growing them. White fly infestations always got the better of us.

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  5. You don't say what you do with hibiscus to benefit the health of the prostate, so I will just use my imagination.

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  6. They are so pretty! The words in bracets made me laugh!
    Have a great weekend.
    Oh and I've meaning to ask - how is your Spanish? i've been learning for three years but I still have a long way to go before I'm perfect!

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    1. Hayley-Eszti:
      My Spanish is hugely improved over these three years here. I can easily have conversations and do business. However, it's miles (years) away from perfect. I'm sure I'm not even aware of half the flubs I make.

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  7. I thought he meant a bad ANALOGY. I was perplexed reading the post not understanding the link or not. LOL!

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    1. Laurent:
      We spend a lot of time perplexed. Welcome!

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  8. Thanks for the flowers rather then the urology; I just had breakfast!

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    1. Bob:
      You'd be surprised what I could do with Photoshop and a hemorrhoid (or maybe you wouldn't).

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  9. Did you know that in my country they are called "Marpacíficos"? I suppose they are associated with the tropics and the South Pacific.I have one in my garden and it begins to grow, some flowers bloom and then they succumb to the iguanas. When they get through, there isn't a leaf on the darn thing.

    saludos,
    raulito

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    1. Raul:
      What a beautiful name. But, at first I thought you were referring to prostates!

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  10. hibiscus are good for aloha style shirt fabrics
    I can think of a better thing for prostate health.

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    1. Spo:
      I'm sure I could come up with a prostate-themed aloha-style fabric.

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