Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wednesday's Digressions

  • There she was like double cherry pie. Yeah, there she was like- Disco Super Fly.

  • So your old scout platoon in the Army could be pretty wild huh Kevin? How wild could it get? The platoon sergeants wife chasing him with an ax handle in the parking lot of a club after everybody met there coming out of the field kind of wild. Everybody in the platoon started laughing at her- this enraged her even more. She then tore into the guys and doled out a knot or two and a few bruises before being disarmed.

  • A recent patient in my office was gray as a battleship, his nose looked like WC Fields, he trembled, his liver is failing and he spoke in word salad- signs of advanced alcoholism. He's 32 years old.

  • Chevelle Jars

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Just Tuesday

  • I know it seems odd now, but Victorian era people would commonly have a photographer take pictures of dead family members (especially children) and would often pose them with living parents and siblings.

  • JACK FM is a great radio station. Their motto is something like, Playing whatever the bleep we want. They play everything from the 60s to today- I don't know how they pull it off, but they rarely get it wrong.

  • I like having Mexican girlfriends and friend-girls. There are different reasons, but not the least of which is how great it is to see their eyes catch fire, their hand go their hip, the other pointing at me and hear them say,"Keh fan" followed by a string of Spanglish when they're mad at me.

  • The night before her Marine husband was to be buried she refused to leave his side.

  • Pardon me, my allergies must be acting up.

Crazy Toad

This guy jumped up on to the widowsill and backed under that piece of driftwood and stayed there all day. Funny, interesting creatures that are extremely beneficial to man.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday's Missives

    I've always known horses were predators- waiting for that one chance to eat you.

  • B52s Dance This Mess Around

  • Mr Dodge truck who honked at me when I pulled out in front of you tonight: Uh, yeah- about that, when you're travelling easily twice the speed limit around a blind corner you're going to get that now and then. People will pull out in front of you since you essentially weren't there when they felt they could commit to their turn.

  • The beans from Taco Cabana are great- some of the best I've had in my life.

  • Zac and I saw Puss In Boots at the Weatherford College Fine Arts Theater this past Sunday. He loved it- especially the audience participation.

  • A patient who had been referred to the public health department where I work told his private physician a ridiculous lie, causing me and other nurses in the food chain to have to deal with said physician today- how odd.

  • I used to get pressure fairly often to go to med school from friends, family and yes, physicians. I'm happy being a nurse and the only time I have a tinge of regret is when I interact with a physician whom I know I could step up and do way better than right now- not after years of school and training, and it does happen.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Pre Sunday Afternoon Nap Thoughts

  • Zac and I got up early and had pancakes and grilled chicken. He drank chocolate milk. I drank too much coffee. Now that I've quit grinding my teeth, I'm seriously thinking a nap would be pretty awesome.

  • I thought the church building where I attend was built in the late 1800s. When I walked around the corner this morning though I noticed the cornerstone read either 1900 or 1910. It was hard to tell- the inscription was so eroded. That's nice- that sense of historical perspective- an inscription chiseled in marble and in a relatively short time it will be unreadable.

  • Regardless, everybody associated with the construction of that building is long gone.

  • The Bible class I attend is usually great. There's always a lengthy, heartfelt prayer list which is good. Even better is the tears sometimes shed talking about those in need. Maybe better still is the tears people wipe from their eyes laughing about different things. Maybe better yet even is we never start on time and the room buzzes with people getting caught up from the last week.

  • I had to get up and move around this morning and couldn't stay in class and ended up in the auditorium sitting up in the balcony. There was a class for older adults in progress on the ground floor. I couldn't see anyone, but the teacher had a very pleasant sounding voice and was saying a lot of things I needed to hear. It was nice to listen to that disembodied voice and think and pray alone.

  • It's obvious, I'm sure that stained glass artisans any time in the past would have known their work would would be marvelled at for a long time since man has been admiring their work for hundreds and hundreds of years, however I always wonder, what did the man making them expect of his work- of himself? Did he imagine people being awed? It hasn't been that long since the glass was made in the building I was in this morning- who did that work? Could I find out if I wanted?

  • Church buildings should have stained glass.

  • I opened a Bible this morning and the first passage I came to had a list of people going to Hell.

  • My first thought: well, at least I'm not a sorcerer.

Sunday's Summary

    I'm thankful I live in a country where goobs could still do this if they wanted, but nearly all of us choose not to and likewise, nearly all of us would believe it wrong (and oddly comical).

  • Recently I heard Michele Bachmann after mispronouncing Iranian President Ahmedenijad's name make - an I promise you, patently false claim that he had said to the effect, he'd destroy Israel if he had The Bomb. He may very well want that- but he's never said it. He may be crazy as an outhouse rat, but he's not that dumb.

  • Another crazy thing I heard in the 5 minutes of sound bites I listened to: Perry or Romney one saying he'd draw down forces in Afghanistan to 10 or 15 thousand. That is crazy. We either need to get completely out of there or double our commitment. A severe draw down would inevitably result in a much higher rate of casualties.

  • Those people are about the electable best the GOP can do?

  • Someone invited me to do something with them for Thanksgiving out of sympathy. That really bothered me.

  • A friend in the most genuine (if pathetic) invitation I've ever had, invited me to have lunch with her at the restaurant she works at.

  • I'm allergic to cats., but cool ones are among my favorite animals

  • "Kickin' it with the bb gun shootin' rednecks!" The last text message I received.

  • Don't ask me- I didn't ask him.

  • I just can't look it's killing me- a cover of The Killers Mr. Brighstside on violin and piano.

Crazy Comment Another Blog

"Palin is the brightest and sharpest Republican and is at the top of the heap! With Limbaugh being head of the GOP and telling the Republicans in Congress what to think and do, and Brains Palin with him, looks like the Republicans will just be unstoppable. The Republicans will rule the world with their iron fists of law. If Palin would just divorce Todd, and marry Rush, it was just be plain "happily ever after" in Right-Wingism. But Rush's Viagra habit would become a lot more expensive than it is even now when he goes to places to have (child?) sex at those exotic places."

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Saturday's Situation

    A picture that someone who swears they love me sent from Colorado- to torture me.

  • I really don't know where to start on all the grammatical errors in this article on Woody Allen's son. Really, it's pretty bad.

  • Someone mentioned recently in an E mail remodelling their house, another mentioned they were back to work. Now, I'm inundated with ads for home improvement centers and chiropractors.

  • Ridiculous.

  • All things being equal, I assure you, the care you receive from a DO will be much more satisfying than an MD.

  • Why'd you have to go and let it die?

Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday's Dispatch

  • Zac and I started watching the series The Adventures of The Swiss Family Robinson on HULU last night in bed. I remember when it first came out in '98, but never saw it. I zonked out after about 30 minutes or a little more. I awoke three hours later- well into the fourth episode. Zac, are you awake? I whispered. Yes, I'm watching this show...

  • We took big brother to catch his ride to Tarleton so his pre Army training group could do some halftime show and meet an area soldier who was wounded in Afghanistan. Knowing the guy was wounded in the right hand by an AK round he said,"I guess in the Army you can't shake hands with your left?" Knowing the opposite was true, we looked him up. He was also wounded in the left hand by shrapnel.

  • That must have been one bad day in Wardak Province. Hey, there's the title to his story: A Bad Day In Wardak.

  • The other day I took a cup of solid ice out of the freezer that hours before I'd intended to allow to chill there for 10 or 15 minutes then drink. I let it melt a little, then poured water in the cup to have ice water. It may have been my imagination, but it tasted salty- I wonder if salt precipitates out of ice, but we never notice since the volume of water is normally larger in a glass of ice water with the normal amount of ice in cubed form?

  • Zac brought a Bible to me last night and asked me to read it to him.

  • The word on the street has it Zombieland is going to become a television series. I'm predicting terrible.

  • Men In Black

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thursday's Thoughts

Zac: " What superhero starts with "P" and can you draw him for me?" Uh, yeah- let me get right on scarring you for life by drawing the Punisher for ya!

  • Recently, I saw a Silver Alert for a missing elderly person. From the drivers license picture it was obvious he had advanced Parkinson's Disease. Somebody- multiple people in fact must have known and must have known for a while, that gentleman had no business driving.

  • Today someone tried to get me involved in a imbroglio of a brew ha ha that would probably have ended a marriage if I would have divulged the information that was asked of me. I declined and in fact told one of about 2 lies I've told in the past 20 years of my life.

  • It better be worth it.

  • Ha! Yeah, I know- the guilty parties will find out I didn't squeal and find a way to blame me.

  • And they'll both also find a way to hate me.

  • People: AmIright?

  • Q: Why did the Pilgrims eat turkey for the first Thanksgiving? A: Because they couldn't fit the moose into the oven.

  • Lulz

  • Woodstock 99

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wednesday's Digressions

  • Man, what a good song- Letters To Cleo Here And Now The EDGE has been playing some good music this morning.

  • Had to leave the breakfast place this morning without eating. Some dude was screaming and cursing his children. He needs to forgive the ex for whatever he thinks she did to him and get back on whatever product he's trying to quit- then everything will be OK.

  • I'm kidding- he's going to kill every one of them in their sleep and then go their moms place of work and blow her away.

  • A woman who has no fashion sense doesn't have to worry about spending too much time with me. It doesn't matter what her main style is as long as she can pull it off, but no open toe shoes with hose, no sandals with socks, outdated hairstyles, sweats outside the house or tube tops etc.

  • We're going fishing this afternoon. We haven't cooked any of the fish we've caught yet, but that's on my list.

  • I need to find another dry cleaner, the one I used for years closed. The one I used prior ruined a brand new shirt I took to them. It was literally new- as in I'd never even worn it and had only tried it on after opening the package. I only took it to them since it was a wrinkled mess from being folded up in the package. When I picked it up it was stained, torn and had a button missing. There was a note attached that said they received it that way.

  • Really.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

War Pron

Interesting video of a BILL missile striking a tank- video description is inaccurate. Same engagement from a different angle

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday's Missives

  • My favorite song for most of 20 years now. It puts me in a good mood like no other song and is one of the few songs that I not only know every word- I sing along every time hear it.

  • We saw a flock of turkeys (about 16) at Sunshine Lake this morning. We've seen flocks with as many as 3o birds in the past.

  • A funny basic training flashback: after marching to the chow hall the platoon would call out in unison: Platoon guide, what's the order of chow? What is the order of chow? the platoon guide (another trainee with the responsibility of accounting for the rest of us goofs) would respond with, The order of chow is, 1,2,3,4, or 2,3,4,1 etc.- alternating by squads each day. We would all reply in unison and loudly, Drill Sergeant, the order of chow is 1,2,3,4. The order of chow is 1,2,3,4. Then for about ten seconds everybody would call out, Wooooooooooooooooooo and after building to a crescendo abruptly stop. Then, we'd call out, Door- maaaaaaaaaaaan. During the last part the last man in the last file would run to the front of the line and hold the door open and the drill instructor would call out, Enter! and we'd all file in.

  • Funny.

  • Maybe you had to be there.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

People Scares Me

Actual search criteria used by your (I'm not claiming them) fellow humans and the corresponding number of pages returned.

• 883,000,000: Why do I have no friends.

• 7,570,000: Why do I have diarrhea.

• 4,170,000: Why do I have so much discharge.

• 7,120,000: Why do I have to pee so much.

• 230,000,000: Why do I have gas or so much gas.

• 456,000: Why do men have nipples.

• 6,000,000: Why men don't call.

• 8,380,000: Why men lie.

• 4,980,000: I want a new drug.

• 114,000,000: I want a wife.

• 783,000: I have one testicle.

• 21,900,000: I have one more drink.

• 12,400,000: I have three breasts.

• 320,000: I have three testicles.

• 1,580,000: I have three girlfriends.

• 42,300: Why Luke Skywalker is an idiot.

• 1,610,000: I would like to buy a hamburger.

• 286,000: I would like to extend you an invitation to the pants party.

• 818,000: I think im pregnant.

• 442,000: I hate Indiana Jones 4.

from geekologie

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Just Saturday

  • I've been having the lamest dreams- shaving my head, paying bills, sleeping...

  • As interesting as the ISS may be, when it crosses my mind I always think- the Earth after solving all her other problems decides to put a 100 billion dollar gerbil habitat into low Earth orbit.

  • The second e in interesting continues to elude me on the first try.

  • The Cordon Bleu sammich from Denny's is pretty OK.

  • Unless it is eating, the corey cat shoves it's head into the same corner of the log it hides under in the aquarium- in the same exact position every time and doesn't move an inch.

  • It seems rare to me to find a woman who likes milk. If true, is it a reaction to people pushing them to drink it from an early age?

  • I have never bought anything off E-Bay.

  • An Army buddy bought a remote control airplane off E Bay for the opening bid of 99 cents. We started it up and watched it slam into the side of the barracks and come apart in 4 or 5 pieces.

  • ...I can't feel anything, but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday's Dispatch

    My eldest landing after skydiving. Yes, I raised a human being who jumps out of perfectly good airplanes.

  • The All Terrain Caucasian reminded me recently of something I've always believed- how very important it is to learn how to read well and enjoy it.

  • Stupid Girl

  • Zac's bike got too little for him very rapidly.

  • I already know that as he gets a little older I'll most likely become a foster parent again, even if I have to do it alone.

  • That, or find a younger, fertile hottie to make more babies with.

  • Unlikely.

  • Abraham Lincoln as the the true Father Of Our Country is probably my favorite President. Really- were it not for him our country could just as likely still be a crazy North/South divided series of nations.

  • And I mean that literally the way I wrote it: not just North and South, but maybe several different nations separated/divided by the Mason Dixon line.

  • Roosevelt's son, Teddy Jr. is definitely one of my favorite historical characters. He was the only General officer to land on D-Day. Much is sometimes made of the fact he had arthritis and the same is often written to be related to earlier injuries in WWI. This is well and good, but the truth I think here is more powerful. The debilitating nature of his arthritis and the fact he died at a relatively young age of a heart attack shortly after the invasion tell me he must have had very severe rheumatoid arthritis, from a very early age (maybe since birth) and every single step he took in WWII must have been pure agony.

  • "Do you want power over something? Be more nearly real than it." Charles Hoy Fort

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wednesday's Digressions

    From Awkward Family Photos- yeah, not that you wouldn't have guessed...

  • When I meet someone from Iraq in my clinic I very rarely mention to them I've been there- the world is just too small... However, I broke that rule today and mentioned to someone a village I used to patrol when I realised he had lived near there. His father was the mayor of that town.

  • Do women like it when you notice they've lost weight or not?

  • It seems to me a high compliment when friends want to fix you up with someone they know.

  • I've gained a little weight- some of my pants no longer fit even- however, I don't look all that bad. Oddly, the thing that really bothers me is my ear lobes have gotten fat.

  • It's weirding me out.

  • In another life I had a pretty nice house. It really meant a lot to me the first time I had my whole extended family there for a big Christmas. Me being me instead of the usual Christmas standards I grilled steaks and chicken fajitas. The kids rode a four wheeler around the house. I had Christmas music playing and It's A Wonderful Life on the tv with the volume down and a fire in the fireplace. I hope they haven't forgotten that day.

  • I know I never will.

  • One of these days the sky is gonna break and everything is going to escape and I'll know.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A New Quote I Intend To Enhearten Myself With

"No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another." ~ Anonymous

Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday's Missives

  • I don't want to sound too curmudgeon-ie, but if I have to be told something is art- it's not. While not a completely original thought to me- it sums my outlook up pretty well.

  • We're about to go to Ci Ci's.

  • Oddly, I use contractions more in my writing than my daily speech.

  • I make it a point to learn something from and about each of my patients on each of their visits.

  • Jedi mind trick: when I see people in the waiting room I recognize, but may not remember their name I slip over to the sign in log, get their name and walk through the room and stop and say,"Hey, ______, how are you? etc. I do this especially with patients I suspect may become non compliant, who seem agitated about the wait or whom I have genuinely hit it off with in the past, but haven't seen in a while.

  • One of Zac's nicknames means something very derogatory in another English speaking country. I'm not even sure how it evolved with us and I'm equally sure I've never heard the term before.

  • If I were to be diagnosed with a serious disease and the treatment was especially difficult or the odds of survival long- I'd bow out and die gracefully.

  • How did we get here, when I used to know you so well?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

It's Caturday!

  • An old friend of mine had some very particular habits with prostitutes while we were in Germany way back in the day. I'd have no interest in harming his marriage by divulging what I know, but oddly- I'd be curious to interact with he and his wife- while knowing what I know.

  • I have to go to a Veterans Day thing at my son's school. They'll call my name and where I served- I then stand along with the other goobs and then the kids sing the National Anthem.

  • Can I just take a beating? Update- I didn't go.

  • If there is H2O on the inside of a fire hydrant, what is on the outside? K9P.

  • My work will chew the average person up and spit them out.

  • The preceding was not even a hint I'm above average.

  • If I lost and eye and/or a hand I'd have a hook and an eye patch. There's no way I'd get a prosthetic eye or hand.

  • Terra Nova- the new Spielberg sci fi series is pretty good- not great, but pretty good. However, I still dislike it when any tv series or movie has characters acting so totally out out of bounds from the way people would actually act in a given situation.

  • When a co worker and I walked out of the office today a WFAA film crew was there. The talking head lady was waiting for the time to go live (I guess that's what they call it). I tried to get the girl I was with to go with me in front of the camera and mouth, Hi mom! and do finger bunny ears and shove each other around.

  • She said I could do all that by myself.

  • Man eating lion charges humans (probably American dentists).

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fiday's Dispatch

  • Recently I asked about a physician I used to worth with and wasn't prepared for the response: "Oh, I thought you knew- he's working on that study about anal displeasure."

  • She meant anal dysplasia.

  • Cool video of nature doing something seemingly solely for the pleasure of a couple of human watchers.

  • My eldest wants to use my car for his driving test.

  • The tree I planted as an 18 inch bare root when his mom was 6 months pregnant with him is 8-10 inches across and 25-30 feet tall now.

  • Although I never cared for it at all in the past, I eat salsa verde now mutliple times a week.

  • My daughter is taking dance classes.

  • Today is 11 11 11. I wonder how many groups have decided this is doomsday? I've mentioned this before, but the time 11:11 keeps being significant in my life in lots of well- significant ways.

  • The beard was short lived- it came in white.

  • I'm not ready for that yet.

  • All good things come to an end

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thursday Night Thoughts

  • Two days ago an old friend crossed my mind and I laughed when I remembered the song I'd tease him about it being his theme song- it even mentioned his actual name. I turned the radio on and there it was. I hadn't heard it in years.

  • When his parents identified his body it was so decomposed his dad only recognized him by his tattoos.

  • A girl I know says she loves to hear me laugh.

  • It's hard to find (they clamp down hard on youtube clips even), but if you ever get the chance watch the 1987 war movie The Beast. It's about a Soviet tank crew that gets lost in Afghanistan. I'm not an expert at breaking down symbolism, but the Beast seems to be at turns the brutal tank commander, the enemy, the tank, the terrain and yes, something that lives inside us all. It is a great movie. It's also interesting, because it started as a small stage play in the US.

  • Tomorrow is 11-11-11. If I had a movie to release that would be the day. If I owned a business my specials would be on that day and they'd run from 11 to 11.

  • Night- night.

  • Just Like Heaven

It's All Fun And Games

games 'til somebody gets an eye put out.

Thursday's Thoughts

  • I like lots of different kinds of music- good music is good music. I hardly ever listen to country, but here is some good country. Keith Whitley No Stranger To The Rain

  • Lately, I've been listening to more country.

  • It's been a lot of years since he drank himself to death.

  • My sister plays the bull fiddle.

  • I just got off the phone with somebody who was helping a mutual friend who is dying of cancer out of the shower.

  • Cancer is the devil.

  • Bumped into an old friend from my public health days yesterday. He's doing great and still looks the same, after nearly ten years. We could not be more alike or more different. I bet he feels the same.

  • If I don't see Africa before I die- my life will have been nearly wasted.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wednesday's Digressions

  • A female Mexican co worker and I pretty frequently trade jabs with each other in Spanish and English. Recently a supervisor walked up in the middle of the following exchange, "If you weren't so dumb you would have known! Well, if you weren't so mean- you would have told me!" All she could say was,"Ya'll make me nervous. I don't know when you're kidding or serious? Are you being serious?"

  • Sometimes we have to tell people they're HIV positive for the first time. It's sad when a 6 foot+ 200 lb muscled up man asks,"Can I use your restroom back here for a minute? I don't want my ride to see me like this." and you can just hear him in there sobbing- his heart breaking.

  • Sad.

  • I have never, nor would I ever go to a casino. What a ridiculous waste.

  • Well, I would go to a show at one- they're cheap, clean and my guess is, access is better than other venues.

  • I heard some new Evanessence today- pretty bad.

  • A few of us at work are growing beards. I'll probably let it go a week or two and tire of looking like a derelict and shave it off with extreme prejudice.

  • If this country had any sense we'd make our air transport safety system the model of efficiency and effectiveness, make laws to protect the safety (and gain the confidence) of visitors and start taking the money of more tourists. It doesn't seem like we want to build things to sell- maybe we could sell our hospitality and sights.

  • Have you ever wanted to be Naked And Famous?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Verses Bus

A Favorite Quote

"In 1917 Mallory wrote an article about an Alpine ascent in which he asked the question: "Have we vanquished an enemy?" His answer: "None but ourselves."

George Mallory died during a 1924 attempt at summiting Everest. It was his third attempt. His body was found 75 years later.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Assorted Nieces

and nephews out trick or treating in Decatur.

Monday's Missives

The fire escape slide at the old Baptist College/Wise County Historical Museum in Decatur Texas where I grew up. I wish I had a dollar...

  • Think I'll buy a toaster soon. I've never owned one in my whole life so I guess it's time.

  • After a horrendous 13 day stretch at work I recently passed smooth out in my car after I parked at home. I adjusted the volume on the radio to listen to something after I shut the car off and then- I was out. It was probably only a few minutes, but it happened.

  • When I woke up I realized I really didn't remember the drive home.

  • Scary.

  • It rained like crazy last night and then by the time we left to start our day the world was dry, bright and shiny without being too hot. Actually there was even an odd chill here and there in the breeze. I like that.

  • Recently the subject of an old friend came up between me and my buddy. I know the best of humans can be irrational, but that guy came from nothing and built a great life- he had it all and threw it all away. I mean in a spectacular burn every bridge, ruin his life, ruin everyone's lives around him, lose everything he had kind of way. He then basically set fire to the ruins of everything he left and salted the earth so that nothing will grow there ever again. The last I heard he was living in a dump of a motel in Fort Worth. He stole from me. He stole from everyone we knew.

  • And it breaks my heart everytime I think of him.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

How Wide Is Moon

Sunday's Summary

  • Our salvation (for lack of a better term) will not be in so called alternative energy- it will be in a wider use of nuclear energy, cellulosic bio fuels (use of stalks- not food part of plants), higher efficiency cars and convenient/efficient mass transit.

  • If you heard that here first I'm sorry - it's the truth.

  • When you start trying to change human nature- you're likely to fail- regardless of the endeavor, but we ought to also be a lot smarter about our use of every resource.

  • We're off in search of nutrients.

  • Translation: Zac needs pancakes and I need coffee.

  • We'll then trek off to Sunday school and worship, then go fishing.

  • I predict a good day.

  • Never tear us apart

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday's Dispatch

  • I know I've told this one before, but it's still kind of funny: when I would get ready to leave for a shift with my last job I would habitually spray my scrubs with a Febreeze type product which was always setting on the corner of a dresser. One night out of force of habit I picked up a can of Glade Relaxing Moments Water Blossoms air freshener which somehow appeared there and hosed myself down with it. Everybody I would go anywhere near for the next 12 hours would inhale deeply when they got near me and say,"Oh my gosh- you smell great, what is that?" "Uhm, I don't know- something I picked up off my dresser..."

  • Water Blossoms- good grief.

  • You should kiss me now. You should kiss me deeply and passionately and never stop.

  • That's what she said. Isn't that great? Well, except for that last part. That kind of freaked me out a little.

  • I love my job. Really, it's the job that makes me sad for every person who works a job they hate.

  • My blood pressure is starting to run a little high- not stroke zone high, but too high for my age and lifestyle (modifiable) risk factors.

  • Have a great day.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Eight Words Women Use

(1) Fine:
This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.
(2) Five Minutes:
If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
(3) Nothing:
This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes.. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.
(4) Go Ahead:
This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!
(5) Loud Sigh:
This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)
(6) That's Okay:
This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.
(7) Thanks:
A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome.
(I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' . that will bring on a 'whatever').
(8) Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wednesday's Digressions

  • I've broken 2000 posts here.

  • The other day at work a girl noticed something on my scrub top that happened to be over my nipple. She said,"That's bothering me- let me get it off." She rubbed it one way, then the other. When it didn't come off she used her nail to scratch it off. About the time my nipple got hard, she got a curious look on her face and pushed my nipple with her finger tip as if she was trying to figure out what it was. She then said,"Oh my God I can't believe I just did that!" She then turned bright red and ran off.

  • I've known multiple people who bought a million Iraqi dinars- and one civilian contractor who bought multiple millions of them.

  • I'm getting a lot more cold intolerant the older I get.

  • If you have to get a TB skin test for work or school I'd highly recommend getting it done at a health department familiar with the test, or at the very least go immediately to the department for a second opinion if told the test is positive. I've seen the test misread too many times. It would also be worth your time and money to get a QFT blood test if the skin test is actually positive.

  • Darkness Comes Over Me My Rest A Stone- a verse from the hymn Nearer My God To Thee, first stood out to me as an inscription from the grave marker of a British soldier killed in the Boer War. I don't think I'll ever forget those eight words.

  • Electric Six owns Radio Ga-Ga

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Insurgent View

    - US counter battery artillery fire. The insurgents have fired a rocket or mortar (probably a rocket) at a US base. The Americans have have used a computer tied to radar to rapidly back track to the source of the round fired by the insurgents to send indirect fires (mortars or howitzer) back to the area the fire originated. I doubt the insurgents are still present as the US rounds impact- they probably left the camera behind for pickup later.