When Given a Lemon, Make Lemonade!

@UncleJoe (10829)
Virginia Beach, Virginia
March 2, 2018 2:12pm CST
My experience has taught me to make the best of every situation. That was after I discovers that just sitting and griping never changed anything. The good news is that I will be investing in a new interest in the Spring. I am going to learn to Scuba dive. There is a whole new world to discover underwater and I can’t wait to see it. Yet, to be honest, I am actually “killing two birds with one stone.” You may wonder why I have waited until age 73 to get involved in this, but it’s quite simple. According to my doctor, I am supposed to be on oxygen anyway so I may as well make the most of it.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
2 Mar
When life gives you Lemons, add vodka.
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@UncleJoe (10829)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 Mar
Now that could make scuba diving a lot more fun @thislittlepennyearns
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
2 Mar
@UncleJoe Youd probably risk getting a SUI, scubaing while intoxicated.
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@UncleJoe (10829)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 Mar
@thislittlepennyearns I was just joking. I haven't had a drink in almost 30 years. (Oh, and I'm not really taking up diving either. Don't tell anybody.)
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@Platespinner (17062)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
2 Mar
What do lemons and lemonade have to do with oxygen and scuba diving?
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@UncleJoe (10829)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 Mar
Surely, YOU are familiar with this quote @Platespinner Dale Carnegie used it in his book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living." It simply means to make the most of a bad situation.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
3 Mar
@UncleJoe Gotcha
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@JudyEv (134346)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Mar
Sounds good to me. I'm not a good swimmer at all so I think scuba diving would be too stressful for me to enjoy. I'd probably have my eyes shut tight all the time.
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@UncleJoe (10829)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
3 Mar
@JudyEv You don't have to swim when you have air strapped to your back. You can just walk.
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
3 Mar
Yup, might as well make the most of it. Fresh air is good for you too, so perhaps you could jump out of a plane
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@pgntwo (22429)
• Carthage, Tunisia
2 Mar
Pancakes taste best with a squeeze of lemon. Lemon meringue pie's tasty too.
Look at this recipe - Anna Olson's Lemon Meringue Pie - from Anna Olson and other tasty dishes on Food Network.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
2 Mar
You never know - the scuba diving might initiate a cure.
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@Corbin5 (115523)
• United States
2 Mar
Yep, if you are to be on oxygen, scuba diving is the way to go!!!
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@anikoonline (3259)
• Hungary
2 Mar
Scube dive must be very interesting! I hope you will enjoy this.
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@KristenH (24901)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
2 Mar
That's so cool! I would love to scuba dive, but I don't know how to dive or swim well in deep waters. Keep us posted.
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@UncleJoe (10829)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 Mar
I can't swim either @KristenH But you don't have to if your're wearing a scuba tank. All you have to do is walk to shore.
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@KristenH (24901)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
3 Mar
@UncleJoe Good point Joe. Maybe someday I'll take a dip.
@jstory07 (69746)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 Mar
I hope you do really good with your scuba diving.
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@DianneN (84978)
• United States
7 Mar
That's the best way to kill two birds with one stone. I'd settle for a scotch with a twist.
@bagarad (12716)
• Paso Robles, California
4 Mar
That's the spirit! What a great way to respond. I wish you many happy underwater discoveries. Maybe you can post some photos from down there.