When I was little boy In Grammar school
Always went by the very best rule
But Evertime the bell would ring
You’d catch me playing with my ding-a-ling
Thus goes Chuck Berry’s classic, ‘My Ding-a-Ling’.
At the ripe old age of twenty-five, I have been the lucky recipient of an inguinal hernia. As mentioned earlier, I carried it through linux.conf.au (whilst exercising a degree of diligence). My operation was one week later, conveniently scheduled for January 25. That left me mostly immobile for Australia Day. I passed the time with my laptop whilst the Fox Classics channel broadcasted a marathon of Kingswood Country. I have harboured fond memories of this classic piece of Australiana since my childhood, and I was glad to be able to see it again. Presumably, modern-day political correctness keeps it off the air for most of the time, which is a grand shame considering that the un-PC elements were intended as humorous plot devices and were not meant to be offensive to viewers.
Two days later, against my better judgement, I was walking around and playing Wii tennis. I had never played a Wii before and it looked like so much fun that I just had to do it! Apart from some dressings which lost adhesion (due to the abdominal twisting associated with tennis), I was no worse for wear. Now, nearly two months later, I feel completely fine. It sure feels good to have the procedure over and done with. Now I can resume my ironman training…