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Year of the Monkey

Monday, February 08, 2016      3 comments

It's the Chinese New Year - the Year of the Monkey. Monkeys are extremely clever and innovative. They are very social, generally having many friends, and can be persuasive. Some go to the dark side and are charlatans and swindlers, but most do n... Read more

Are You Ready for Some Football?

Sunday, February 07, 2016      10 comments

Disclaimer: I don't watch sports. I don't care who's playing, who wins, who loses. I watched the Puppy Bowl and the Kitten Bowl. Hank Williams, J... Read more

Windmills of Your MInd

Saturday, February 06, 2016      11 comments

The Windmills Of Your Mind, with music written by Michael Legrand and lyrics by Marilyn and Alan Bergman, was written specifically for the 1968 movie The Thomas Crown Affair. Noel Harrison (son of Rex Harrison) recorded it for the movie. The... Read more

Playground in My Mind

Friday, February 05, 2016      13 comments

We never know what will happen in the Emergency Department. Last night was tough - ambulance call after ambulance call, sick people, "pop drops" (when the old guy is left by the family, who skedaddles). Tonight, it's very mellow. (Nurses are sup... Read more

Undo It

Thursday, February 04, 2016      9 comments

I'm feeling much better after ranting in my last blog. Unit quieted down - we admitted most of them - and we were empty by 0500. Yeah! Being able to vent here helps keep me from going off on patients and their loved ones who just don't understan... Read more

No Man Left Behind

Thursday, February 04, 2016      14 comments

I feel like pulling my hair out - I have a patient that managed to miss his appointment 2 days ago. He presented to the Emergency Department today to get his gastrointestinal procedure done. His labs and radiology tests are consistent with someo... Read more

Groundhog Day

Tuesday, February 02, 2016      8 comments

Today, 2 Feb, is Groundhog Day. If you believe the hype, if a groundhog sees its own shadow, we are in for 6 more weeks of winter. If it doesn't see its shadow, we will have an early spring. Either way, the official first day of spring is 20 Mar... Read more

Hello Walls

Tuesday, February 02, 2016      11 comments

Hello Walls, written by Willie Nelson and recorded by Faron Young, 1961 Hello walls (Hello hello) How things go for you today Don't you m... Read more

Signs

Sunday, January 31, 2016      13 comments

Five Man Electrical Band, 1971 And the sign says, "Long-haired freaky people need not apply." So I tucked all my hair up under my hat and I wen... Read more

Bad Day (song blog)

Saturday, January 30, 2016      17 comments

After blogging yesterday about feeling poorly, I tried to get some sleep. Unfortunately, I couldn't sleep - spent over 2 hours with right lower quadrant abdominal pains. Actually looked up the symptoms of appendicitis and kidney stones. Now, I'... Read more

Had a Bad Day

Friday, January 29, 2016      12 comments

Urg. Hadn't been feeling tip-top for the last few days. Stomach cramps at times, fine at others. Went to Golden Corral cafeteria 2 nights ago. Fixed a plate with wonderful salad stuff - spinach, tomatoes, feta cheese sprinkles, shredded carrots... Read more

If You Could Read My Mind

Thursday, January 28, 2016      10 comments

If You Could Read My Mind by singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, 1970 If you could read my mind love, What a tale my thoughts could tell. ... Read more

Another One Bites the Dust

Wednesday, January 27, 2016      10 comments

Another One Bites the Dust, Queen, 1980 Steve walks warily down the street, With the brim pulled way down low Ain't no sound but the sound o... Read more

Cowboy Casanova

Tuesday, January 26, 2016      11 comments

Carrie Underwood, 2009 You better take it from me That boy is like a disease You're runnin' and tryin' and tryin' to hide And you're won... Read more

Random Things

Monday, January 25, 2016      11 comments

Just some more T-shirt slogans, and extra memes I found but didn't use in blogs. Read more


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