Not at the same time, of course.
The violations occurring due to my going to the doctor today(which I dislike) for a physical(which I hate): a needle in the arm to draw blood- not a big deal- and a finger stuck into a part of me that doesn't like that(damn right that's a big deal. To me, anyway*).
So far the general consensus is that I do not have a fatal case of the galloping whatevers, but due to my recent birthday the doc informed me that I really should have a colonoscopy. Which I am looking forward to with such anticipation that I may leave town. What makes it worse is that I was informed that
A: they do sedate you for it, and
B: thus it is not considered a good idea to drive yourself.
Which means I have to ask someone for a ride there & back, and I hate asking anybody to do that. Aside from the general, it means they'll have to sit around for a couple of hours.
Which reflection made me think of books, which reminded me that I need to replace my set of The General, which I sent to the son in Iraq as reading material. So I looked at Amazon and DAMN! They don't have most of the series new, and some of the used carry descriptions like '22 used and new from $9.95'. For a damn paperback. So it'll take a while longer. Last time I checked the used bookstores around here, and one big one in Fort Worth, they didn't have any of them, and Barnes & Noble and Borders don't seem to have them, either. Drake's one of my favorite authors, and some of his stuff you just cannot count on finding used- if anybody turns loose of one it's to give it to someone- and finding them new can be spotty. Dammit.
*As I told a girlfriend one time, "If I ask you to bend over, at least there's going to be some pleasure involved for both of us; but that is just downright uncomfortable."