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Alfie
Friday, June 12, 2015      4 comments

I've been trying for hours to get into Spark People - lovely night at work, no really sick people left in the Emergency Department (took 2 up just about midnight). Perfect time to play on line, but NOOO! Got tired of reading my Emails and other ... Read more
Caffiene!
Friday, June 12, 2015      8 comments

I'm a caffiend - caffeine fiend. Generally not a problem, and I try to cut down when I'm off duty. Last night was my first 12-hr for the week. But, I'd gotten off Sunday morning, dragged the pups out for a 1 hour walk, slept a few hours, then we... Read more
Love Me Tender
Wednesday, June 10, 2015      5 comments

Love Me Tender is creditied to Elvis Presley and Vera Matson in 1956. Apparently, Elvis had some sort of contractual agreement that he would write (or get credit for writing) a certain percentage of songs every year. Ken Darby wrote the lyrics a... Read more
Folsom Prison Blues
Tuesday, June 09, 2015      9 comments

Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash, 1955. It combines elements from prison and railroad songs, two popular folk styles. It became one of Cash's signature songs. In 1968, he played a concert at Folsom Prison itself. ... Read more
Blue Suede Shoes
Monday, June 08, 2015      10 comments

My buddy Bex & I loved, loved, loved the Million Dollar Quartet musical! Sam Phillips started Sun Records in 1952 - among his early clients were Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Sam wrangled the quartet together on ... Read more
The Girl from Ipanema
Saturday, June 06, 2015      7 comments

Not officially summer yet (it's the 21st of June), but getting warmer every day. I'm having to walk the pups in the mornings (missed yesterday because I wasn't feeling well, but plan to walk them this morning before I sleep). On my days off, I h... Read more
Urgent
Friday, June 05, 2015      8 comments

Not feeling well - belly cramps and rumbles before I was supposed to go in. Called off for the first 4 hours and medicated myself with Bentyl (for the cramps). Got into work, and it was one of the magic nights when we had more staff than patient... Read more
Let Your Love Flow
Thursday, June 04, 2015      7 comments

I was listening to the Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) this morning, "My Music, Country Pop Legends". When I was growing up, if you had asked me if I liked country music, I'd have said "no!". Listening to this show, however, I realized how man... Read more
Small Town
Wednesday, June 03, 2015      7 comments

Small Town By John Mellencamp, 1985 Well I was born in a small town And I live in a small town Probably die in a small town Oh, those small ... Read more
I Am a Town
Tuesday, June 02, 2015      6 comments

After touring the USA, I thought we should slow down and get off the Interstates and major cities. Here's to the little towns and byways! I Am a T... Read more
Washington, District of Columbia
Sunday, May 31, 2015      8 comments

How can I finish the tour of the US without including Washington, District of Columbia? It is the seat of the US government, the capital of the US. Not a state, it was deliberately created to be under Federal jurisdiction of Congress. In 1973, t... Read more
Wyoming
Saturday, May 30, 2015      9 comments

End of the line, Wyoming, 50th alphabetically, the 44th to join the union. It's also the least populated state.The capital and largest city is Cheyenne. State nicknames: Equality State, Cowboy State, and Big Wyoming. The "Equality State" comes f... Read more
Wisconsin
Friday, May 29, 2015      5 comments

Wisconsin, the Badger State or America's Dairyland, joined the union as the 30th state, 49th alphabetically. The capital city is Madison, largest city Milwaukee. WI has earned its moniker as America's Dairyland - it produces a quarter of America... Read more
West Virginia
Thursday, May 28, 2015      8 comments

West Virginia became the 35th state to enter the United States, when it broke away from the Confederate state of Virginia to become a Union state in 1863. The capital and largest city is Charleston. Aphabetically, it's 48th. ... Read more
Washington State
Wednesday, May 27, 2015      8 comments

Officially The State of Washington, It's most often called Washington state to distinguish it from Washington, D.C. (District of Columbia) It was named after George Washington - the only state to be named after a President. It had been called th... Read more

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