Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Deadlines are important in my line of work. Every document that comes in the front door is reviewed by the receptionist to determine whether it contains any deadlines. If it does, then a copy of the document goes to our calendaring paralegal, who enters the deadline(s) on the firm's electronic calendar. The original document goes to the appropriate attorney's secretary, who puts it on her calendar, then she gives the document to the attorney, who places the deadline(s) on the paper calendar that our malpractice insurance carrier requires each attorney to keep in addition to the electronic calendar. Most days, I am trying to meet a deadline or two. Of course, this being the law, there is occasionally a loophole. Sometimes you can ask opposing counsel and/or the court for an extension of time. I couldn't make the deadline for getting my questions to Dr. April, so now Dr. April isn't going to appear until May. But it's okay, the judge approved my motion for extension of time to publish the Dr. April post. Stay tuned.

Photo: I need to exercise, so I thought I would look at a picture of Andy Roddick.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Germs on My Keyboard

1,887,480How Many Germs Live On Your Keyboard?

That's equivalent to the number of germs on 377 toilet seats.

I really am starting to feel guilty posting stuff like this instead of writing. Don't yell at me in my comment section, JMB, I really am working on the Dr. April post and my "series" that I started working on last year. But now I have to go pour some Clorox on my keyboard.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Hint for Dr. April

It's probably just me, but every time I read this doctor's blog, it puts me in the mood to bake cookies.

Photo credit: This is one of the many beautiful photos at Carver's site

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Cat Blogging Without the Cat

Everyone with g-mail knows that Google hires people to read your e-mail, then those people come up with “useful information and relevant ads” to display in the sidebar of your g-mail pages. Last week, I e-mailed a friend about how spring was in the air and told him all about how we had watched three possums getting frisky in our backyard (yep, my e-mails are as interesting as my blog). For some reason, that e-mail brought on a lot of cat ads. Either that, or the person assigned to read my g-mail can read minds and knows that as soon as I get some extra time, I’m going to get us a kitten.

Anyway, I saw this ad for PalmMeow on my sidebar, and had to click on it. It is a cat retirement home "in an exclusive tropical resort located in sunny south Florida.” PalmMeow
. . . provides cat owners a beautiful home like environment in which their cats can get lots of love and attention as they live out their final years after their owner is no longer able to care for them. Life long planning ensures that a cat owner will know exactly where their cats will live, what services their pets will receive and that all their needs will be cared for through the placement of their cats at Palm Meow, Inc. It’s a home away from home where s/he can get lots of individualized attention, have a room or a cat condo all their own and enjoy a chance to go outdoors in a screened enclosed area.
My first thought was that’s crazy. But then after thinking about it, I realized that if I had money coming out the wazoo, I’d want to spend it on sending my cat to Florida after I died. I’ve already downloaded the application for when I get a cat. It’s never too early to start planning for your cat’s retirement, you know.

My Favorite Cat Videos

Friday, April 04, 2008


After my last post, I promised myself that I wouldn’t use the f-word unless it was really called for, and I wouldn’t post any more videos and/or quizzes until I wrote a few real posts. I really miss writing for my blog, plus I find it helps me be more creative in my writing at work, but I just can’t seem to find the time. Or, if I do have time, I’m just too tired to give it more than a half-ass effort, so I put off writing.

Having said all that, this post is full of videos and the f-word. Be forewarned, you will not find this video funny if:

1. You have high standards;
2. You are offended by the bleeping of the f-word;
3. You don’t know who Jimmy Kimmel is;
4. You don’t know who Sarah Silverman is;
5. You don’t know Jimmy and Sarah are a couple;
6. You don’t know who Matt Damon is;
7. You don’t know who Ben Afflect is;
8. You don’t know that Matt and Ben are a couple (of longtime friends);
9. You don’t know who Barack Obama is; and
10. You don’t know who Hillary Clinton is.
11. You don’t necessarily have to like these people to find this video funny, you just have to know a little of the background. But you know if something needs this much explanation and build up, it can't be that funny.
12. See how I have written a post about nothing so it makes it look like I am actually writing again for my blog.
13. I really am writing a series of posts, where I go back to my medblog addict roots, with a little attorney stuff thrown in. Really. I am. One day I will finish the series and actually post it.
14. Yes, I know there was no Dr. March. There will be a Dr. April.

Watch this first if you haven't seen "I'm f*ckin Matt Damon" or "I'm f*ckin Ben Affleck"

Then watch this.