Sunday, March 04, 2007

Crap, Crap, Crap

I finally have some time to write something for my blog and I don’t have a damn thing to say. I hate it when people don’t post regularly and I have become one of those people. Okay, anyone who has me Bloglined knows that I do post, I just pull the posts before anyone gets a chance to read them. Since I'm in the mood to blog, yet have nothing to say, I am going to write about what I have written and rejected as being not blogworthy. Something tells me this is another one of those 3 minute posts, i.e. I publish the post, wait three minutes, then remove it.

Cookies for Doctors -- This post was inspired by something I read on EchoDoc’s blog regarding an ungrateful patient. I wrote about how I felt like I didn’t show enough appreciation to my doctors. You know, some people are cookie people and some aren’t.

Five Pounds – This post didn’t even make it to the “Publish” button. I wrote about how I gained 5 pounds over the holidays and had been walking around hoping that the 5 pounds had been distributed evenly over my 5’7” frame and had not landed all on my ass. The point of the post was that last week I was back down to my fighting weight, yet no one had mentioned it. No one except a U.S. Marshall at the Federal Courthouse that I only see maybe once a week. I know, poor, poor pitiful me.

Men and Cabinet Doors – Another post that didn’t make it to “Publish”. This was a work rant asking why can't men ever close a cabinet (or closet or any other kind of) door. And why do they leave their Styrofoam coffee cups on the counter instead of just turning their lazy ass around and dropping it in the garbage can. They are standing right next to it!!!

Poop, Pus, Pee and Barf – Post where I attempt to answer the occasional question: Well, MA, if you’re so interested in all things medical, why don’t you get a job in the healthcare industry? (And no, you perv, I don’t have a “thing” for doctors, although I must say y’all look mighty cute in your scrubs.)

The Perfect Patient—After reading the medblogs, I learned that doctors don’t like all of their patients. Probably naïve of me to think that they did, but naïve is my middle name. Anyway, the competitor in me makes me want to be the perfect patient. So I wrote about the posts I had read and whether I was, or was not, the perfect patient. This post has some promise and I may actually do a little tweaking and publish it.

Where are all of the Funny Medblogs? – I wrote this when it seemed like every medblog I read was either serious, whiny, or sad and depressing. But then, that was my mood at the time, so I figured it was just the medblogs I was choosing to read. The last thing I want to do is be critical of other people's blogs when, well, look at this post.

Recipes and Medblogs—Enough said. Addendum: Recipes and medblogs are two of my favorite things to read. When a medblog includes recipes, I am in hog heaven.

Sorry, Wrong Blog – This was actually two different posts that I withdrew. I am always surprised when my blog comes up when people are googling medical terms. I do have a suggestion if anyone needs a topic to write about. STAPLES OR STITCHES? I get at least 20 hits a day for that question alone. “Atrophied testicle”, “I hate lawyers” and “butt pus” are also very popular. My favorite though was “nurse prostate nude stirrups”.

Request for Lawyer Jokes--I know. I was really, really struggling when I wrote this one. Although that post did start off with a great doctor/golf joke. I am considering posting a new lawyer joke on my sidebar everyday. Then I won't feel so guilty about people stopping by when I haven't posted anything new.

Hey Scalpel, It’s Snowing!—The title says it all; there is no accompanying post. We came close, but I was never able to hit the “Publish” button for this one.



jmb said...

OK, so I have to be quick before it's gone. But this time it will go with a little comment tail.
Now, I'll go read it leisurely!

Anonymous said...

They all sound like interesting posts - I wish you'd finish and publish them.

Re: Five Pounds - After hanging at 2 pounds heavier than my full term with twins (FTcT) weight for the last year I finally lost back to 2 above the prepregnancy weight. Then Halloween fell into Christmas and I'm back up to the FTcT weight, just in time for a coworker to say "are you losing weight?? AARRGGHH.

Re: Funny Blogs - read my husband's early stuff. Not much of it is medically based, but it is funny:

Lynn Price said...

Gee, and here I thought I was the only one who performed writus interruptus. Move over, Addicted, and pass me the Delete button.

Not Nurse Ratched said...

"Nurse prostate nude stirrups"? LOL! And I thought my blog was funny for being found through "how to tell people off." *snicker*

#1 Dinosaur said...

Your reluctance to let your posts stand is your perfectionism at work. Get over it. Leave every post up, "crap" and all -- just like the rest of us. You'll find a paradox at work: the more you post, the better your posts become. Blogs are supposed to be crap.

In NaNoWriMo terms, lose your inner editor.

Bo... said...

Regarding men and cabinet doors: what is it about some men where they won't hang a bath towel back up on the rack?

SeaSpray said...

I tried several times last nite to comment here and it wouldn't let me, but hey I'm here now. :)

MBA - you have to keep posting because we enjoy it. If nothing else, I can at least be repeatedly amused by your statement in your header, re: peepholes, etc. But, you DO write interesting things and we all like you.

Fat Doctor, you and health psych are the ones that welcomed me when I first started. You KNOW how often I questioned whether or not to continue and you cheered me on.


So, start writing when you have time - please. :)

Sid Schwab said...

As long as we're ragging on men, here's a thing that always bugged me (maybe I should post about it. Maybe I will. But here it is anyway): in the men's locker room, no matter which OR I've ever been in, scrubs and towels are left on the floor by a significant number of guys. I'm betting it's exclusively the docs, as opposed to techs, nurses, etc. I used to go around picking it up and putting it in the bags, because it embarrassed me to think of the housekeeping people having to do it. At one point I left a note on a bulletin board saying "Unless your wife or mother will be around soon, pick up your goddamn scrubs."

SeaSpray said...

Good for you Dr. S!

Am I right in assuming the bloody scrubs (and I mean that as the scrubs with blood on them) were NOT left on the floor?

I think they were being disrespectful in thinking that "someone else" will pick up their stuff.

Workers at all levels deserve respect. Treat others as YOU want to be treated.

Andy said...

I just stumbled onto your blog and have put it in my links to read again. Given the relationship (HA!) between those of us in the medical profession and attorneys, I would think there would be at least one post in you about the irony in your love of reading medblogs! Or one about the endless hope that medical professionals have that malpractice attorneys will read our blogs and see us as humans before they become involved in a malpractice case. Since I work in an ED, not a day goes by that I don't think about the risk involved in what I'm doing.

SeaSpray said...

I actually did like this week's apprentice. :)

View from the Trekant said...

I'm honored that you felt inspired to write about the cookies- I agree with the above - go ahead and post!

My own blog has been an exercise in taming perfectionism. Why can't I see major typos until an entry is posted? If I had to work as a proofreader, my family would starve!

Regards - Echo Doc

SeaSpray said...

Typos! Ditto Echo Doc! My worst offense being the iiiiiiiiiiiiiii's.

For years in personal e-mails, I allowed myself to become careless and stopped caring about correct punctuation, spelling etc. all the while saying to myself "it doesn't matter, I'm too busy, yadda, yadda, yadda." and I now have a huge amount of difficulty in not capitalizing my I's.

I recently read an article in reference to responding to job interview requests on line. it said that people need to scrutinize whatever they e-mail to a prospective employer because of the bad habits they have acquired while typing on line.

Patient Anonymous said...

Oh, post, post, post. Holy moly, you *know* my blog and ' think yours is crap?!?!?!

We all go through "blogging angst" and writers block and there's nothing wrong with not posting for a bit. Sometimes we can't all be as prolific as we want to be.

And yes, there's always been the "eternal question" of what might make a *good post* and what might garner comments. I've posted things that I thought people would comment on and nada. Then I post something that I think is totally ridiculous and people comment.

I really don't even understand my own blog half the time but well, obviously people are reading it out there so *shrug*

You just keep blogging away. You're fine.

Medblog Addict said...

Heh. Am I the world's most dastardly lurker?

SeaSpray said...

Ha!Ha! I saw that - too funny! :)

SeaSpray said...

And no - no not dastardly. We just know you ARE out there looking thru those peep holes and want you to come in and play more. :)