Friday, February 26, 2016

That moment when...

That moment when you're in the middle of scanning 40 pages worth of labs for a patient, and the battery in the wireless mouse dies. #fanabla

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

'Splain This To Me

An announcement was made over the PA of the Regional Rail train: "The first car on this train is the designated Quiet Car". 

So why were the train's speakers blasting this particular datum at a volume that would've drowned out a jet engine?

Monday, February 22, 2016

Baxter's Big Day

RARF! I'm Baxter, the big tough dog. I'm sneaking onto my Mom's computer when she's not looking, so I can write this post about my day.

I'm a big boy. I'm part Chihuahua and part Corgi, and you know how big I am? Almost as big as a CAT, and cats are HUGE!

Today, I protected the house. It started when Daddy stayed home from work. Then late in the morning, he made me go in my crate. That's unusual, since I normally only sleep in there at night, but Daddy said so, so I went in.

And right after that, there was a knock on the door. So of course I barked Big Tough Barks. And Daddy opened the door and STRANGERS walked in! Two of them! Like they owned the place! So I gave them even bigger, tougher Big Tough Barks, and Big Tough Growls, too.

But that's not the most shocking part. Those two Strangers, they actually TOOK OUR REFRIGERATOR! Can you believe the nerve? They had to wheel it right past my crate to get it out the door, so I gave them my biggest, toughest Big Tough Barks to tell them, "You put that fridge right back where you found it! Right back, do you hear?"

Well, you bet I scared them. I scared those Strangers so much that instead of putting the old fridge back, they immediately brought in a bigger, better, shiny brand new refrigerator instead! And I mean IMMEDIATELY! How do you like THAT? All because I'm big and tough and I told them off like a good guard dog should.

Then after they put the big new shiny fridge in, the Strangers went away. I sure scared them good! That's what they get for trying to steal refrigerators. I bet they'll never try THAT again!

So now we have a big new fridge, and I am Very Proud Of Myself.

Baxter the Brave

Friday, February 05, 2016

The Bipolar Vortex

Last winter, we heard about the Polar Vortex repeatedly, a weather pattern that drove temperatures down to record lows. We dealt with lots of Polar Vortices during the course of the winter last year.

This year, it's more like a Bipolar Vortex. Two days ago, the temperatures were above 60F. Today, it's freaking snowing. And sticking (at least on lawns and cars, as I write). What in the blue blazes is going on with the weather this year? This is the most bizarre winter weather I've ever seen.

I just hope it doesn't goof up SEPTA too badly. With luck, this snow will quit long before the workday ends.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

'Splain to me...

'Splain to me how a dermatology clinic uses restroom soap that causes dry hands.

Yeah, I know, the larger medical system is in charge of these purchases, not the individual clinics. I still find it amusingly ironic. Pass the moisturizer.