Audiologist: Dr. Bailey

It was a 5pm appointment at the ENT office. After dressing in my normal gypsy attire, out the door I went through the woods of Pembroke Pines. Dr. Bailey greeted me at the door and ushered me into her office. For whatever reason, I instantly took to her. Perhaps it was the information that she presented. She explained a detailed brochure about the types of hearing filters that a musician would want. It stirred something within me, and before I could blink, my mouth was spouting a full blown conversation. I told her how excited I was to be fitted for custom made ear plugs especially upon realizing that it would be a write off for me.
The fitting made a tiny mould because of the small ears that frame my face. Everything from my sound sensitivity to people with incorrect voices entered the conversation. My ear plugs will be hot pink with one red filter and the other blue. My colorful life should be reflected in my ear attire as well.

My Coffee Moment

Every woman should have lunch with a rather handsome man at least once in her life. He should be the type of handsome that causes disruptions in public. It does not matter if he is a love interest or a shopping buddy. He should have a smile that overshadows the sun, and an hora that shouts, “I AM ANGELIC”. His body should be more durable than the Grand Canyon with pecs that give cleavage a run for the money. It was my good fortune to have lunch with such an individual yesterday, and it was such a treat.
After the delicious lunch was consumed, Starbucks was graced with our presence. Specific instructions were given for the custom made coffee that he ordered. This moment stayed with me. Why? After having access to Pilon coffee in my home, Starbucks coffee simply did not cut it anymore. This has been somewhat of a problem. Tea is not cool to have while at Starbucks; it is a coffee house, not a tea room. All of the fluffy high calorie intake coffee selections do not always appeal to me, especially since I plan on eating three meals a day. One cup of those things can sky rocket your daily intake of sugar.
This moment returned to me as I approached the happy barista this morning. I simply wanted a regular cup of coffee with cream, two sugars, and whipped cream on top. I asked if something of this nature was possible? I also wanted it in a mug. My car is having an oil change and it is customary for me to wait in the neighboring Starbucks. Not only was this request possible, it tasted good. I have been sitting here happily using my laptop and blogging from Starbucks with my custom made coffee in a mug. This is a highlight for my Spring Break. Ah yes, the Dominican Republic you say?
My plans to travel during this time were pushed back perhaps to the Summer. I will have more time to skip around the world and perhaps explore undiscovered treasures. For now, my days are spent taking various exercise classes including yoga and bellydance while eating salad and sipping lemon water. This break has given me the opportunity to take a look at my diet and how it has contributed to my overall health. In a nutshell, it needs daily attention and a serious overhaul. Instead of rolls with dinner while out, I have requested garlic spinach. It should also be announced that I cook more often than eating out or at least someone will cook for me.
All in all, I can say Happy Spring from the Piscean that has welcomed a new life cycle at the 38th year mark.


The last time that I visited an ENT was years ago. When the time came for me to visit one again, I needed one close to my home. After selecting one from my insurance site, an appointment was made with the one that was first available within the practice. While having my pressure taken in the patient room, I heard this loud booming male voice banging the walls next door. I asked if that was the doctor talking in the next room; it was. When he came in, his handsome face took me by surprise. He had a very big strong voice. He asked me if I thought my hearing was good. I responded that it was quite good, and that I was complaining about his voice prior to his entrance. A lovely smile crossed his beautiful face with the words, “I have been told that before”.
The conclusion of the visit was that professional ear buds will be made for me. A return visit is required for my fitting. I do not know how this makes me feel. What I do know is that everyone should visit an ENT at some point or another, if only for the sight to behold factor.

Another Life Cycle, A New Life

The women entered my home one by one. It was the beginning of my new life cycle, and a celebration was in order. Food, wine, friends, and poetry. An artistic good time is always right up my alley. As everyone got settled, we dined on exquisite salad and drank fine wine. Wonderful conversations erupted. The topic ranged from marriage to the relevance of Empire. It was a beautiful night. In walked the Aries and the true fun began.
Conversations went late into the night complete with smiles and laughter. Everyone was given a tour of my new master bathroom which I still do not believe is mine. Beautiful presents were given to me. Most of all the joy of the evening was the time spent with the women that live my life with me. Each one is special and adds an element to my ability to live a life instead of a simple existence. As the night turned into morning, a smile crossed my face and the memories settled into dreams.