Butt dialing

, , Monday, February 23, 2009 1 comments

I wonder what my butt would say if it called Margaret. It would probably make some sort of joke like, "You stink!" Maybe it wouldn't call her, maybe it would text instead with a message like, "Pffft." Or maybe it would call and say nothing, then text the message, "SBD; get it?"

Cool Video

Friday, February 20, 2009 1 comments

Steven Hamilton from The Day Is Over (2004) from Elliot Van Orman Productions on Vimeo.

On Stage

, , Thursday, February 19, 2009 0 comments

Some managers at work went to a business conference at Disney World a couple of years ago. They brought back a concept of "on stage" versus "back stage." My usual role at the hospital is pretty "back stage" since patients are not typically aware of much of my activities. But my recent roll as a patient has put me squarely "on stage."

Margaret dropped me off "on stage" this morning for a follow-up appointment with my orthopedic surgeon. I had time afterwards to visit various departments and catch up on the latest news from work. While I waited for Margaret to drive up to the door I noticed a little dog walking on top of red car. She was accompanying another "on stage" performer (i.e. patient/visitor) and I tried (but failed) to get her picture on top of the car. Here's the one I did get, though. Pretty cute.

Expiration Date

, Monday, February 9, 2009 0 comments

Elizabeth noticed this expiration date on a box of crackers. It's a flavor that she doesn't like, and just wants to get done with the box so she can have some normal Cheez-Its. They'll be around for a good long while if she doesn't finish them, though. Or if the Apocalypse comes in the next 1000 years, at least the roaches will still have something fresh to eat. They'll have to keep an eye on the calendar - once June 1, 3009 gets here these things are going to be nasty!

John Muir Trail

Sunday, February 8, 2009 0 comments

I spent a couple of really fun days on this trail a few years ago during a break in an anesthesia conference. I'd love to go back and do the whole trail.

High Sierra HD - Backpacking the John Muir Trail from Pete Bell on Vimeo.