We had several neighbors over for dinner recently and as I was washing up the dishes afterwards, I noticed my cheeks were aching. They felt really strange, so I stopped what I was doing and went and looked in the bathroom mirror and this was what my face was doing:
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Yup, I looked like Garfield, the cartoon cat. No wonder my cheeks hurt. How long has my face been doing this, I wondered? I asked my wonderful husband, but he didn't know. The next morning, I asked one of the neighbors if I had been grinning all during our get together the night before and she said "Yes, but I thought you were just having fun".
Geez, that's great, I'd spent 2 hours grinning like a crazed cartoon cat at our dinner party. It's a good thing they all know I have Parkinson's. What if I had been at a funeral? Or in court? Yikes!
But what if I was playing Poker? I bet I could really have the other players confused, they wouldn't know if I was bluffing or not! Hmm, sounds promising, but my hands would give me away. They'd shake like crazy if I got Four of a Kind or a Royal Flush. Oh, well, guess I'll stick to Solitaire.
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