From: <Ken>
Date: Sun Jan 06 2008 - 10:19:00 EST

Chris -

Your response just doesn't fit on a piping design forum...

...and I'm so glad you know this forum is people with their own piping systems that to often don't get the same attention given to the plant piping systems we work with everyday. I'm grateful that you told your story.

From: [] On Behalf Of Christopher Wright
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2008 12:21 AM To:
Subject: Re: [PipingDesign] TRANSITION PIECE

On Jan 4, 2008, at 5:18 AM, Paul Bowers wrote:

> Lest anyone think I'm making fun of John's, uh, "presence", let it be
> known that I am looking to be eight month's pregnant at this time
> and I
> don't have ovaries.
> If I didn't have legs I'd be a Weeble.
Even though I know the foregoing is tongue-in-cheek, I think it's fair to relate my own experience with saturated fat and cholesterol, so all might learn from my mistake. My education began when I woke up one morning with a cardiologist I hadn't met before asking me if I knew where I was. A no-brainer, since nothing else looks like an ICU. Seems a couple of blocked arteries in my heart led to a loss of suction followed by collapse as I was getting off a bus. Very much like Dr Zhivago except neither so dramatic nor so permanent. Right after telling me how lucky I'd been (about 20:1 odds against survival) Dr Homans gave me the first of several come-to-Jesus lectures telling me to lose weight, start getting some serious exercise and change the way I'd been eating for 20 years. It was all quite simple--I'd know if I was doing it right every morning that I didn't wake up dead. I lost the weight, dropped my blood pressure and cholesterol and started some serious exercise and it worked. I'm in better shape than I've been in 25 years. It was a very close-run thing and could just as easily have gone the other way, if the Hopkins cops hadn't been totally on the ball. Of course if you think your widow might enjoy a singles cruise every year or so, keep popping those cheeseburgers.

Read and heed.

Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at chrisw@skypoint. <> com | this distance" (last words of Gen.

.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania
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