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Fifty Ways to Be More Healthy
Sunday, July 31, 2011      9 comments

apologies to Paul Simon (Fifty Ways to leave Your Lover, 1975) The problem is not just in your head She said to me Weight loss is not easy even Taken logically Spark People can help you in your journey To be free There must be f... Read more
Mr. Bojangles
Saturday, July 30, 2011      5 comments

Originally written and performed by Jerry Jeff Walker in 1968. I remember the cover by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 1970 (not to be confused with the itteh bitteh kitteh committeh) ... Read more
Piano Man
Saturday, July 30, 2011      6 comments

Wow - after I got off work last night at midnight, I tried to watch a little TV - fell asleep before the end of the "Investigative Reports" (so, was she guilty?). Woke up a few minutes later and tried to read a bit. Dropped the Kindle into my la... Read more
I'm a Princess
Friday, July 29, 2011      2 comments

I'm doing a 4 hour shift tonight, then getting off at midnight to make up for the 8 hours I did the other night when I was called in. We call this the "Princess shift" - drifting along happily, knowing it will be over soon. Not in charge, but do... Read more
Banana Boat Song
Thursday, July 28, 2011      6 comments

If you've read some of my other blogs, you probably know I tend to get a song in my head that pings off something someone else said. One of the things we do for our intoxicated patients is to give them what we call a "Banana bag" (It's yellow be... Read more
I Don't Wanna Go to Work
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      4 comments

While I was waiting for a Spark buddy to call me back so we could try to fix my constantly freezing up computer, I got a call from work - didn't check to see who was calling (first mistake!). They're short, so I have to go in @ midnight. Shoot -... Read more
Crashing Computers
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      4 comments

I'm humming in frustration to the tune of "Waltzing Matilda" - Crashing computers, crashing comupters, I'm gonna smash my computer tonight ..." Both my laptop and deskto... Read more
Backaches
Sunday, July 24, 2011      8 comments

Argh! I've been getting these odd backaches occasionally when I'm trying ot go to sleep -seems to be pressure at the spine between my shoulderblades. Couldn't get to sleep this morning before noon - finally gave up, called in for 4 hours sick le... Read more
DON'T LET THE RAIN COME DOWN (Crooked Little Man)
Friday, July 22, 2011      6 comments

Last year, it stormed so hard that a lot of people in town (Albuquerque) developed holes in their roofs. The winds blew off part of my siding (soffit?) . The roofers had a banner year! Hopefully, it won't be that bad this year. We're already a ... Read more
Carlos Santana and the Rains
Thursday, July 21, 2011      7 comments

Yesterday was Carlos Santana's 64th birthday. My home computers kept freezing up (someday, I'll remember that they don't heal themselves - they need to see the PC Dr). Got to work last evening and, once again, it was a very busy evening. Why don... Read more
Summer Breeze
Tuesday, July 19, 2011      8 comments

I was humming to myself, singing in my head "Summer rain, makes me feel fine ... dum, dee, dum, dum" while I was out shopping today. Good thing I wasn't saying it out loud, because, when I Googled for the lyrics, the song I was thinking of is "S... Read more
Hot Hot Hot
Monday, July 18, 2011      9 comments

It's hot, hot, hot! When I walk the pups in the morning, we're seeking every scrap of shade. I've been walking routes that take me to Sonic restaurants - I'll get the unsweetened tea, (maybe a grilled chicken sandwich), small tater tots, and a c... Read more
I'm Only Sleeping
Monday, July 18, 2011      7 comments

Urgh - got home yesterday morning after 4 busy, hectic, frustrating nights at work. Stayed awake until sometime after 1400 (2P). Had my alarms set for 2100 (9P on the cellphone) and 2200 (10P on my watch). Cracked an eye and turned both of them ... Read more
Running around at work
Saturday, July 16, 2011      5 comments

Once again, hectic at work. This is partially caused by the recent renovations. After 6 months, the "improved" intake area for the Emergency Department is semi-completed. We're knocking off the rough edges and trying to make it work. My theory i... Read more
Electronics Hate Me
Friday, July 15, 2011      5 comments

I have been trying for several hours (between triaging patients) to get onto Spark People, update my nutrition and fitness, etc. Sucker keeps freezing up. The wireless connecitons says "very strong". Even the work side of the computer keeps free... Read more

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