Editor: Lao Du has been responsible for most of the blog entries for Ping Pong Parkinson since its inception. Mostly, these blogs have consisted of rants and diatribes revolving around his strong distaste for… well, everything , and they all have been mostly pointless and inanely foolish. Occasionally he has tiptoed into Parkinson’s Disease topics, but only tangentially. For the most part, his flapdoodle and screwy-hooey has revolved around sandpaper ping pong and his bountiful ill-will directed at the bane of his existence: the ITTF (the International Table Tennis Federation).
But here’s the matter at hand: Lao Du is a volunteer at Ping Pong Parkinson, but he is not a “Ponger” (i.e., he does not have Parkinson’s Disease). It’s time, well overdue, that we should have People with Parkinson’s (PwP) write about their own personal experiences from their own unique points of view, and to share their stories, impressions, ordeals and achievements with our expanding group. It would also be refreshing to hear what criticisms or favorable comments they might offer. Thus, starting now, we are officially soliciting blog submissions from any and all members of Ping Pong Parkinson.
(Note: I will be forced to allow Lao Du to write about satanic pedophiles and alien abductions if we do not get any responses. And while we are waiting for our first real blogs to come in, I have permitted one last fanciful, mentally aberrant offering from our resident heretic. )
Ya know, I’m getting real tired of those birds I feed every morning. Bunch of ingrates. Here I go out and spend over 32 bucks for a sack of black oil sunflower seeds every month – the ones they love the most, the best for their health (high fat content) and the most expensive – and you’d think they’d be grateful. Nope! No gratitude, not even when there’s snow on the ground and they can’t find anything to eat anywhere.