Kiss The Boo-Boo

There’s nothing more comfortable than sitting here in my big, black leather, manly, poppa chair in my living room. But the “Boo-Boo Boogie Man” just started beating on my knee again…the one I had replaced because he wore the original knee out. That guy is mean. And he sometimes sneaks up on me when I’m trying to do the Louie Louie Guy strut to get my Lady Wonder Wench’s attention, like I was planning on doing tonight. I sometimes think he’s jealous…like all the other guys who know about my Lady Wonder Wench.

 And miraculously, just as he dug his claws into my knee, an email popped up on my lap top. It was a message from some company in Kenya announcing that they had just discovered a mysterious 5,000 year old secret joint pain reliever from the Himalayas that I could buy for only $39.95 a bottle, plus shipping, handling and appropriate taxes. Mmmmabe not.

I am a Louie Louie Generation guy, so as it says in my book, Staying Happy Healthy And Hot (available at guys like me need to remember what our leader, Big Louie always says: “When experiencing boo-boos of any kind, concentrate on your gratitude-attitude.”  So I did. What could I be grateful for in this case? So I got focused on the fact that although the knee hurts, my wrinkles don’t. And that really did help a bit. But not much. Then I started thinking about having my Lady Wonder Wench kiss it. That helped a lot.

Besides the 5,000 year old secret Himalayan pain reliever there are all kinds of pills that can help with pain…starting with good ol’ asprin, and kicking into high gear with stuff only your local witch doctor can let you have, but your insurance won’t cover. Of course there are other ways to deal with pain. For example you can have someone hot and beautiful kiss the boo-boo. My Lady Wonder Wench has always been good at that. However I think she has become somewhat suspicious of boo-boo kissing lately because I must admit I have sometimes been guilty of a shameful exaggeration of boo-boo pain and some deceitful geographical mis-directions of boo-booed bodily parts that I was trying to get her to kiss. A guy’s got to do what a guy’s got to do.

Slow, gentle back rubs will benefit your boo-boo too. And if you add a little sexy music, it works like a handful of warm body oil that helps dissolve your boo-boo very nicely. Words can sometimes do wonders too. In fact if you have a boo-boo right now, check out the current podcast, and lean your boo boo up against the speakers and let a few minutes from my Quiet Hands Personal Audio CD rub it away.

The verbal back rub is one of the cuts from my Quiet Hands Personal Audio CD. If you like it you can just keep the current podcast. Or if you want a fresh copy, just go back to dick summer dot com, and check out the Quiet Hands  icon on the home page.

Dick’s Details Quiz. All answers are in the current podcast.

1-   What won’t the Naked Recreation and Travel Association ever do ?

2-   Why are our Congressional representatives probably safe from having contact with aliens ?

3-   Why did the moose cross the road ?

Dick’s Details. They take your mind off your mind.

That Louie Louie Generation “Gratitude-Attitude” is good for lots of different aches and pains. As Big Louie always says, “We can’t change what is, but we can change how we think and feel about what is.” There’s a story about a lady who learned the value of the Gratitude-Attitude in the Night Connections 2 Personal Audio CD.

The woman’s husband didn’t even say thanks when he really should have. He wasn’t paying attention. So the woman said thanks…big time…to the guy who did pay attention. Some people would say that was sinful. I think it was mostly gratitude. What do you think?

“Saying Thanks” is from the Night Connections 2 Personal Audio CD. As usual, if you like it, you can just keep the current podcast. Or if you want a fresh copy just check out the Night Connections 2 icon on the home page. What do you think. Was she being sinful, or just greatful. Drop me an email. Dick at dick summer dot com.

The Boo-Boo Boogie man pounds us in different places. Different places on our bodies, and different parts way inside. Listen to how we talk. How often have you said somebody is a real pain in the tail…or a real pain in the neck. Your heart can be in pain too…physically as in “Time to get to the E.R. fast,” and emotionally like the woman in the story you just heard. Those are big pains. There are lots of little ones around too.

My friend Adam is a waiter in a diner. The other day, I saw a couple of Pimple People who were busy texting while he was taking their order. They never even once looked up at him, and they certainly didn’t say thanks. What would it have cost them to treat Adam like a hard working human being worthy of some respect ? I asked Adam about that. He said, “You get used to it.” And I guess you do. We all do. But what do all those daily boo-boos do to us? They have to make us kind of black and blue inside. And after a while don’t we get kind of hard inside to protect ourselves from the anger and the hurt? And when we get hard inside, what does that do to the way we treat each other?

Some of us are lucky, like me. We have someone hot and beautiful to kiss our boo-boos. Some of us aren’t that lucky. But Proud Podcast Participant John L sent me some reasons for almost all of us who live in America to remember  Big Louie’s Gratitude-Attitude. Here’s what he said:

 “If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of the people in this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet and spare change in a dish you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy. And if you listen to this podcast on your own computer or smart phone, you are part of the 1% in the world who can do that.”

Gratitude Attitude. My knee just got boo-booed again. Gratitude-Attitude, my Lady Wonder Wench is a terrific boo-boo kisser, and she’s sitting right there on the couch across the room…looking concerned.

Oh the pain!

2 Responses to “Kiss The Boo-Boo”

  1. aliasJean Fox says:

    Oh the pain, Dr. Smith — indeed.

    I think if I were Adam I would have repeated the order back with a mistake in it to see if the kids heard. There’s too much of the electronic communication and not enough face-to-face any more. I’m glad that I can write, type, and read lips, because my Louie-Louie lass hearing is fading.

  2. dick butler says:

    A sign in a Jersey diner.
    If you can’t put your cell phone down we won’t take your order. If you won’t then use the door.