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@DanRiehl Update 29 Oct 2012

Posted on | October 29, 2012 | 12 Comments

by Smitty

Rainy day in VA. My office is closed, and my wife’s incessant stream of telcons, like hurricane Sandra, is a major distraction, since I’m mostly looking after the World’s Youngest Blogger.

Yesterday, as the sky assumed a claustrophobic, slate grey cast, and the winds were picking up, I did a bit of shopping:

I’m actually able to navigate INOVA Fairfax readily, so I made it to Dan’t room by about 1530. Dan had a guest, an old friend, who chuckled at the box of Diet Cokes on my shoulder.

Dan was looking quite a bit better, feeling strong enough to rule out any further photo ops. This also extends the life of the camera optic. Dan allowed that, according to the doctor, his numbers continue to improve. Those that know Dan understand that he’s rather private about personal matters and medical details. Also, I’m neither a journalist, nor one to pry. So we just chatted about nothing, not even the presidential race. The point was to bolster his spirits, and get his mind off of being caged in the hospital for a while.

Today’s cruddy weather precludes another visit. We are far enough south that it’s mostly a colossal downpour here, and shouldn’t threaten the safety of anyone in a hospital.

So, the good news is that Dan is on the mend. Fret not, Conor Friedersdorf: your floggings will resume presently. And hit Dan Riehl’s tip jar. I’d estimate Dan’s dropping about a mortgage payment a day for that array of tubes he’s sporting.


12 Responses to “@DanRiehl Update 29 Oct 2012”

  1. EBL
    October 29th, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

    Get well soon Dan!

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  3. John Hitchcock
    October 29th, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    As a 44-year resident of Mount Vernon, Ohio, and now a 3-year resident of Killeen, Texas, I was saddened to find out that Mount Vernon is now in Morrow County and is no longer the County Seat of Knox County.

  4. GJPinks
    October 29th, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

    I was concerned the hit team that took out Breitbart went after Dan. Sorry for the Tin Foilness, but AB, DR and Bengazi not to mention my suddenly missing socks ????

  5. K-Bob
    October 29th, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

    Mom says to wash your hands after bein’ in the hospital.

    I say wear a full body condom the entire time.

  6. NotClauswitz
    October 29th, 2012 @ 6:07 pm

    Thank God he’s improving, and it was swell of you to bring the diet cokes.

  7. Bob Belvedere
    October 29th, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

    Picture evidence or it didn’t happen, K-B.

  8. Bob Belvedere
    October 29th, 2012 @ 7:23 pm

    Good news.
    I think many of us would agree that the lack of any new pics of Dan in a Johnny is a good thing.

  9. Taxpayer1234
    October 29th, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

    Great news about Dan! Some of those Diet Cokes will make good trades w/the staff or other prisoners, so to speak.

    Got a Sandy report from Lancaster Co., where my mom lives. Low-lying areas evacuated; they’re expecting 6+ inches of rain and 70 mph winds. She’s on high ground, fridge and bar are stocked. Power outages are so frequent there that everyone has generators. So there’ll be plenty of par-tay on the Northern Neck.

  10. K-Bob
    October 30th, 2012 @ 3:17 am

    What? Take my own advice? I`d have to be crazy to do that.

  11. JeffWeimer
    October 30th, 2012 @ 8:15 am

    Smitty, you do realize that the term “half rack” is a colloquialism peculiar to our old neck of the woods.

    For the uninitiated, it’s a 12-pack.

  12. Bob Belvedere
    October 30th, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    For us up here, it means she measures under a 34C.