Thursday, December 24, 2009

This Takes the Cake, the Plate AND the Table!

Yesterday I got an e-mail greeting from Mark and David Horowitz (father-son duo) at Coast Dermatology. Take a deep breath, know that I am incapable of making this up and read on.

The good doctors are offering a gift -- $100 off of a full syringe or $300 off two full syringes of Juvederm! A helpful aside mentions that a 0.8 cc of it goes for $500. I couldn't have been more horrified! The very idea of having what I presume to be a deadly poison - like Botox - injected into my face? AND paying for this "treat"?

I hate the idea that medical doctors are succumbing to the Youthquake of today's America. This belief that you're nothing if you don't Look Great! In my naivete, a dematologist checks your skin for possibly malignant skin cancers, treats rashes, boils and other insults to our derma.

Still, it's better to have a doctor do the process rather than the local beauty parlor operator.

MERRIMENT AND GLEE A cousin in South Texas forwarded this as a contribution to the season. The writer calls it "Tiger in Verse."

'Twas the night before Thanksgiving and out of the house
Tiger Woods came flying, chased by his spouse.

She wielded a nine iron and wasn't too merry
'Cause a bimbo's phone number was in his Blackberry.

He'd been cheating on Elin and the story progressed!
Woman after woman stepped up and confessed!

He'd been cheating with Holly, Jaimee and Cori
With Joselyn and Kalika. The world had the story.

From the top of the tour to the basement of blues,
Tiger's sad, sordid tale was all over the news.

With hostesses and waitresses he had lots of sex
When not in their pants, he was sending them texts.

Despite all his crying and begging and pleading
Tiger's wife went investing - a new home in Sweden.

And I heard her exclaim from her white Escalade
"If you're getting laid, then I'm getting paid!"

She's not pouting, in fact, she is full of good cheer.
Her pre-nup made Christmas come early this year.

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