Tuesday, August 28

Did You Catch This?

Last night's (this morning's?) lunar eclipse was definitely worth the droopy eyes today. It came on, and left, relatively rapidly, but totality lasted quite a long time here on the left coast. During this phase, the subtle changes in coloring and "texture" were an absolutely amazing thing to observe. I'm so thankful for the opportunity to have witnessed this event, but it's gonna take a mighty large cup of coffee to get me started today.

Thursday, August 16

Thursday Laugh

Sometimes it's not what they say, but it is how they say it ...

A lawyer arrived home late after a very trying day at work. He has spent his day trying to get a stay of execution for a client who was due to be hanged at midnight for murder. His last minute plea for clemency to the governor had failed and he was feeling worn out and depressed, as he felt certain that the man had been framed for the murder he had been convicted of committing.

As soon as he walked through the door at home, his wife started on him about, "What time of night is this to be getting home? Where have you been? Dinner is cold and I'm not reheating it for you!"

She went on and on and on.

Too shattered to play his usual role in this familiar ritual, he poured himself a shot of whiskey and headed off for a long, shower, pursued by the predictable sarcastic remarks as he dragged himself up the stairs.

While he was in the shower, the phone rang. The wife answered and was told that her husband's client, James Wright, had been granted a stay of execution -- Wright would not be hanged tonight.

Finally realizing what a terrible day he must have had, she decided to go upstairs and give him the good news...

As she opened the bathroom door, she was greeted by the sight of her husband, bent over naked, drying his legs and feet.

"They're not hanging Wright tonight," she said.

To which he whirled around and screamed, "FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, WOMAN, DON'T YOU EVER STOP!?"

Thanks to Christie for this one...

Sunday, August 5

But Not My Belly!

Yet another of Miz Minka's quizzes. I don't know where she finds them all, but some are kinda fun...

Your Brain is Yellow

Of all the brain types, yours is the most intellectual.

You crave mental stimulation, and your thoughts tend to very complex.

Your thoughts tend to be innovative and cutting edge, though many people don't understand them.

You tend to spend a lot of time thinking about science, architecture, and communication.

Friday, August 3


If you've ever said that cops don't care about people, only writing tickets, go read this.

If you've ever wondered why EMTs waste resources on "lost causes", go read this.

If you've ever complained about the wait in an Emergency Room, go read this.

Followed a link on Miz Minka's blog that eventually led to this amazingly powerful trilogy. Same story told by three people, all of whom were deeply involved in the incident as it occurred. I would suspect that their involvement continues to this day. Go read this...

Part 1: http://maypeacebewithyou.blogspot.com/2007/07/perspectives.html

Part 2: http://ambulancedriverfiles.blogspot.com/2007/07/perspectives.html

Part 3: http://justme30453.blogspot.com/2007/07/perspectives.html