These are the thoughts of a cantankerous ol' gynecologist who remembers when things were a little different. I try to find a little humor in my life and the people I meet along the way. Come meet the characters in my world.

Friday, April 12, 2013

wisdom from twitter

one month's worth of twitterisms

The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others. - Sonya Friedman

You are not what you see in the mirror. You are what you feel in your heart.

This is who I am. Nobody said you had to like it.

Let them put all doctors in jail. Who will take care of you?

Encourage your kids because you have no idea what they are truly capable of. – Unknown

The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours. - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted. - GARRISON KEILLOR, Leaving Home

Will they reduce your student loans by 27.4% doctor?

Truly wonderful the mind of a child is. - YODA, Star Wars

He who teaches children learns more than they do. - German Proverb

There is nothing in the caterpillar that lets you know it's going to be a butterfly

Not being able to speak is not the same as not having anything to say.

We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already. - J.K. Rowling

Not to worry. A physician pretender will take care of your medical needs.

Healthcare is the only enterprise to claim to save money by increasing the number of middle men

Scott Gottlieb: The Doctor Will Not See You Now—He's Clocked Out - http://WSJ.com http://ht.ly/iZaj2 #doccupy

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Autistic children have many gifts

I'm back

I know I haven't posted for a long time.  Maybe eventually I will explain what happened.  Let's just say that I'm back.  I'll try to get my stuff together and start posting again soon.


Monday, May 21, 2012

Thought for the day: 5/21/12

Sometimes we expect more of others because we would be willing to do that much for them.


Wow! I have really found this helpful in building my muscle mass.

Cardiovascular Exercise

The older we get the more important it is to incorporate exercise into our daily routine. This is necessary to maintain cardiovascular health and maintain muscle mass.

If you're over 50, you might want to take it easy at first, then do more repetitions as you become more proficient and build stamina.
Warning: It may be too strenuous for some.

Always consult your doctor before starting any exercise program!



That's enough for the first day.

Great job.

Have a glass of wine.

(I’m feeling old today.  And most of you have seen this before.  Signed, the techno dinosaur)


Blog Problem – Techno Dinosaur?

If you heard many bad words from the lasermed household this last weekend, it was me.  I was unable to “log on” to the blog to post anything. 

I have no idea what the problem is.  I will see if computer geek can come show me what my problem is.  I’m sure I did something stupid. 

I will have to post from the office until it gets straightened out.


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Millions of Dollars of Scholarship Money

Yesterday was "step up day" at my children's high school. Those kids have really grown up!
Two of the triplets are graduating. My autistic child has chosen to continue at least another year as the "Mayor of " his high school. (ADA allows them to stay until they are 21. (Go Eagles!)
The principal listed all the scholarships that the class of 2012 had received. There are just over 300 graduating seniors. Not all of them are going on to higher education. Even so, there were literally MILLIONS of scholarship dollars awarded yesterday.
One state funded scholarship was about $1.5 MILLION dollars (over 4 years).
Sometimes our tax and other $$ do good work. Like sending laser's kids to college.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Graduation Approaches

Graduation Approaches

It’s getting to be time for my kids to graduate from high school.  I’m not sure any parent is ever ready for this.  Today is move up day and scholarship ceremony.  I think I already talked about Honor Society.  I will probably do some posting about the stuff they did as little kids.  It has been coming up a lot lately.  Be prepared.

Mr. Impatient, being in Special Education, has decided to extend his High School education for a while.  So only Three Speed and Tall Guy are graduating.  That’s enough for one Mom and Dad.  They wore suits when they left the house this morning.  I’m excited to see what comes from this.  More later. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Gentle Thoughts for Today 5/15/12

Gentle Thoughts for Today 5/15/12

Birds of a feather flock together...and then shit on your car.

A penny saved is a government oversight.

The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then
your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends.

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a

He who hesitates is probably right.

Did you ever notice: The Roman numerals for forty (40) are XL?

If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to

The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's
really in trouble.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day Thought

Sugar Content of Foods

Today’s Interesting E-Mail 5-14-12

Sugar Content of Foods

Someone spent a lot of time taking these pictures.  Each one shows how much sugar is in the item in the photo. 

4.2 grams = 1 teaspoon of sugar = 1 cube!

 This is an interesting concept.  It would make a great science project for school.  It’s also a great visual for anyone who is trying to cut down on sugar.  Here are some more:

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Follow up: Big Companies Behaving Badly

Or: Comcast, Where Are You?

Several weeks ago, I posted a rant about Comcast and the difficulty I was having with their customer service department.  I received a reply from someone apparently in the national office.

It took me a while to get back to this person. 

Evidently using the e-mail address he left me gets the same sort of answers that I got when I called my local Comcast office. 


It has been a week. 

Comcast, Where Are You?

That might work. 

Leave me an address I can use.