Monday, October 31, 2005


Everyone has weird tics or pet peeves or OCD type behavior. I have a cousin who freaks out when other people's hair touch her. My daughter lays out her fruit snacks on the table and lines them up according to color before she eats them.

Me? I cannot stand drinking cold beverages out of mugs, nor can I stand watching people who do so. Mugs are for hot beverages, glasses are for cold beverages. It's like eating pizza in a bowl. Eating cereal on a plate. Drinking hot coffee in a glass. You get the idea.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

boob tube

I have a newborn baby which means getting up in the wee hours of the night and morning. To stay awake during feedings I watch TV (so I don't fall asleep and drop the baby, which I've had too many close calls).

Thanks to my off hours channel surfing, I've made the following discoveries:

1. There is a Girls Gone Wild Island in which Girls Gone Wild participate in the Girls Gone Wild Games. They do say that girls who play sports have better self esteem... though I'm not sure slithering across a large oiled tube while wearing a bikini counts as sport.

2. "Adult Swim" on Cartoon Network! I can't wait for
The Boondocks to start on 11/6.

3. FoodNetwork signs off at 5:00 AM for "paid programming" - very disappointing.

Friday, October 21, 2005

ER Doc in training

I watch ER twice a day, three times a day on Thursdays. TNT airs reruns of ER twice a day at 10 AM and 11 AM. This is what watching every episode of ER for the past 12 years has taught me:

  • GSW - gun shot wound
  • MVA - motor vehicle accident
  • DNR - do not resuscitate
  • AMA - against medical advice
  • You give compazine when a patient is nauseous
  • CT scan and CAT scan are the same things
  • PE - pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs, this is what Lucy died of)
  • MI - myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  • Central Line - an IV that goes to one of the major veins close to the heart, usually given (in "ER") when they can't get an IV into the arm; I think only Doctors can put in a central line
  • Basic tests to order are a CBC, Chem7, lytes and pulse ox
  • If a patient is not breathing well on their own, they'll need to be intubated (but they'll need to be unconscious first)
  • Exlap - exploratory laparotomy surgery, usually performed when they don't know exactly what is wrong and they "explore" via surgery to find out
  • And ER's never had a hotter doctor than Doug Ross (But Grey's Anatomy Dr. McDreamy is a nice substitution

Wednesday, October 19, 2005


If I had to choose one store where I had to do all my shopping for the rest of my life, it would be Costco. Love Costco. I love any store where you can buy a TV, clothes, DVDs, toys, office supplies, books, a pumpkin pie big enough to feed 20 people, plus they FEED YOU FOR FREE. Sample ladies rock!!!

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Dr. McDreamy

Patrick Dempsey, like a fine wine, gets better with age. He is the #1 reason why Grey's Anatomy is my favorite show. Gotta love a man that looks that good in scrubs.