A Drink Mr Bond?

bond_barman101x150 A drink perhaps Mr Bond?  

skyfall  martiniWhy certainly, a dry martini please

bond_barman101x150Shaken or stirred?

Obviously its going to be shaken isn’t it! But then you knew where that was going didn’t you? The old Martini shaken not stirred gag that keeps us Parkinsons chaps so amused.

But it does keep us amused, well it keeps me amused anyway. I must have used it a hundred times already in one way or another (sound track in my mind moves from Adele to Blondie, keep up!) and those around me use the shaking jokes too. ‘A cup of coffee?’ I ask, ‘Three quarters like last time’ replies my witty colleague and I smile a real smile.

I am not any more precious because I have Parkinsons and I don’t expect anything other than to be treated as John, same old useless, sarcastic, quick with a retort person, I always was and always will be. Life has changed but then it does for everyone. Of course my days of waiting to be plucked from obscurity to be the next Bond are probably behind me now. Unless of course the script writers take one hell of a gamble and base the next film in the Neurology Outpatients clinic at Ninewells Hospital. Unlikely to be fair, but that doesn’t mean everything else is behind me, its just going to be different, and if I am truly honest I think my chances of playing Bond were less than 50/50 anyway.

So life is going to be different, people are going to treat me differently, my body is going to be less easy to control, my family will have to react differently and adapt with me as I change. But, and I ask this in an open and honest, perhaps naive way, does it matter? I truly hope not. As long as I am able I will continue to live life and love life, the alternatives are not so good.

As Goldfinger would have it “No, Mr Bond, I expect you to die” Well Auric, my dear old chum. You can expect all you want but I am here to enjoy many more Bond movies and be as obstinate about the ridiculous cost of popcorn as always.

And I will leave you to see what an austerity Bond movie would look likeIMG_0789

SkyfallTake your pick? You always have a choice. It’s how you choose, and you can CHOOSE your reactions, and those choices keep you in control of the problem.

So dont cry for me (soundtrack now playing Madonna or Julie Covington)

Personally, I love my Mini and wouldn’t choose anything else!


5 Comments Add yours

  1. What a spot on fabulous post. I’ll nominate you as the next James Bond any day! After all, the all-time smoothest talking secret agent does manage to shake things up and causes the ladies to tremble, about time he did some trembling himself! -Pamela-

    1. John says:

      Why thank you, always knew I was going to 007

  2. fgassette says:

    Welcome! Thank you for subscribing to follow my blog. I hope you are encouraged, inspired and enjoy the photos I take of life’s events as seen through the lens of my camera.

  3. Diane Noble says:

    Thank you for following my blog. I hopped over to yours to see what you are all about. I reposted this particular post on my FB page. It’s fabulous. Thank you for all you are doing for PD awareness.

    1. Jonners1965 says:

      thank you very much Diane. without trying to sound smug, i loved writing it!

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