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I Just Fall in Love Again

Sunday, February 14, 2016      7 comments

For Valentine's Day, another by Anne Murray - I just love her voice! This song was originally covered by The Carpenters, but not released as a single, in 1977. Dusty Springfield recorded it in 1978, but it wasn't promoted well. Finally, Anne Mur... Read more

That's Amore

Saturday, February 13, 2016      12 comments

Today is National Tortellini Day ... in honor of this traditionally Italian meal, and the upcoming Valentine's Day - here's That's Amore, a signature song for Dean Martin from 1953. Read more

You Needed Me

Friday, February 12, 2016      10 comments

I looked on the NationalCalendarDay.com site to see what's interesting about today. Today is Plum Pudding Day. Huh - can't do a thing with that, except "bring out the figgy pudding" for Christmas. Also, the "Scream" picture was stolen 12 Feb 199... Read more

With a Little Help From My Friends

Thursday, February 11, 2016      9 comments

Today, 11 Feb 2016, is Make a Friend Day. The Beatles wrote and recorded this one in 1967 as part of their Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, but didn't release it as a single. Joe Cocker covered it in 1968. Read more

Bus Stop

Wednesday, February 10, 2016      9 comments

Today is National Umbrella Day! . From 1966, the Hollies and Bus Stop Read more

Go to the Mardi Gras

Tuesday, February 09, 2016      9 comments

Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday ... I'm celebrating Fat-free Tuesday. I searched for Mardi Gras songs and found this one by Professor Longhair (Henry Roeland "Roy" Byrd, aka "Fess") circa 1959. Read more

Year of the Monkey

Monday, February 08, 2016      10 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      11 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


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