I used to cook out a lot on a grill, but I haven’t in some time. I guess we kind of lost interest in it, kind of like we lost interest in the Cuisinart Griddler we were making a lot of meals on. Well, okay, mostly hamburgers. We don’t eat a whole lot of hamburgers anymore. I had one the other day, after my doctor’s appointment. Chili’s has a lunch double burger that’s really good, and I had it with onion rings instead of fries. Less salt that way.
Speaking of my doctor’s appointment, it went really well, I think. I’ve put on a pound since last year at this time, but since two years ago, I’ve lost 20, so I’ll take that. He’d like to see me lose about 2-3 pounds a month this year, but I’m not going to diet, just cut back on how much I’m eating, which really isn’t that much to begin with. It’d be nice to get back to 140 pounds, like I was in college, but that’s a long way off and not worth the effort. Besides, I was underweight back then. They did blood work, and my cholesterol is down about 3 points. Good cholesterol is up a point, bad is down a point, so I think the reduction came in the other kind of cholesterol. Yes, there’s a third kind, at least from what I saw. HDL is the good kind, LDL is the bad, so I guess the third is MDL. Everything else is good, except my potassium, which is kind of borderline, so I’m having Mary give me two potassium tablets instead of one for a while. I guess one of the meds I take for my blood pressure has a tendency to reduce it, so I just need more.
None of which has anything to do with grills, or grilles, or Jason Grilli, for that matter. Guess he retired at the end of last year, after a 15-year career as a journeyman pitcher who, as they say, modeled quite a few uniforms in his time, including a year with the White Sox (2004) and a year and a half with the Braves (2015-16). Seems like a genial kind of guy. Baseball needs more like him, I think.
Memorial Day is Monday, and the Braves are playing a day-night doubleheader against the Mets, while the White Sox play a late afternoon game in Cleveland. Baseball is big on Memorial Day, as well as during the rest of the summer. If you live in the US, have a good Memorial Day on Monday. If not, have a good day Monday.
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