Wednesday, January 16, 2008

You Know You're A Medblog Addict

Well, this is embarrassing. All of these are true.

You know you must be a medblog addict when:

You are planning a romantic weekend getaway to another state and wonder “If we were in an accident and had to be taken to the ER, would I see MonkeyGirl, ER Nursey, DisappearingJohn . . .?”

You blush and inappropriately laugh out loud in Court because you are reading one of TrenchDoc’s posts while you wait for your case to be called.

You hear something on the news and think “I wonder if Scalpel is going to blog about that?

You are in the mood to cook, but instead of looking in a cookbook or searching for a recipe online, you click on The Blog That Ate Manhattan.

Your secret crush on an ER doc changes from Dr. Kovak to Dr. X.

You look at the scar on your belly and think “If Dr. Schwab had done my chole, that scar would be about two inches shorter.”

You walk around the office all day wearing Diet Coke on the front of your blouse because you made the mistake of drinking while reading MDOD.

It’s 10:00 p.m., you’re at work, and all of your friends are pissed because you had to work late AGAIN and are missing ANOTHER celebration. Needing a break, you click on Doc’s Girl’s blog because you want to read a friendly voice.

You read that Charity Doc was on one of those ER shows on the Discovery Channel and ever since then, you have been trying to figure out which doctor is Charity.

And finally,

You feel a little down because another one of your favorite bloggers is calling it quits. I will miss you Amy at Hallway Four.


Carver said...

You made me laugh with this one. Glad I wasn't drinking my diet coke. Although I've cut back some on my medblog addiction, I do check back on what is cooking at The Blog that ate manhattan when I'm thinking about food. Cheers, Carver

Lynn Price said...

You walk around the office all day wearing Diet Coke on the front of your blouse because you made the mistake of drinking while reading MDOD.

I spilled half a sandwich on my pants while bending over and laughing. One of my editors had the temerity to ask if I'd been "laughing at the docs again." bitch.

Doc's Girl said...

Awww...shucks...:) (You are one of my friendly voice blogs, too. :))

Too funny, I just posted a list of my own--Signs of [Nerds] Getting Older about the bf and I. :) My favorite one is "seducing your boyfriend at 8pm so you can both be asleep by 11pm.: :-D :-D

MonkeyGirl said...

FWIW, I'd give you the good drugs.

And I have a crush on Dr. X, too.

Alex Stoker said...

Hmmm... I keep the good drugs for meself, but for you, MA, I might make an exception.

Ironically, I have a crush on Dr Kovac. Does that count?

Charity Doc said...

Yes, I was on two episodes on the Discovery Channel when they first started doing medical reality shows years back. I was also on a segment of CBS 48 Hours years ago as well. If you were watching CNN and Fox News during Hurricane Katrina you would've caught me volunteering in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. I was the straight talking, no BS guy who didn't sugarcoat the situation.

jmb said...

Only high, not severe? I think you are underestimating just a tad here.

Did you see Flea's interview at Eric Turkewitz's blog, here?

Doc's Girl said...

Ohhh...that was a good interview with Flea. :)

Medblog Addict said...

I've only read the part of the interview that I saw on Kevin, MD, but plan on reading the whole thing this weekend.

Y'all are so funny. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

If I ever go to the ER, I'm gonna ask everyone there if they are Monkeygirl, and if so, can I have the good drugs?

It's nice to know I'm not the only one crushing on the docs. But Shroom, Dr. Kovac???

Charity, you are going to have to give me a hint. Is the ER show still shown on Discovery, and what color scrubs should I be looking for?

SeaSpray said...

Great post MbA! I wish I could see those documentaries and try to figure out which doc is Charity doc too.

Off topic and I hope you don't mind but I linked to your Batshit crazy post in my current post explaining why I like Throckmortons and then Trenchy's post will be next.

Thank you Trenchy! :)

Sid Schwab said...

Two inches? Dude! Like how about five?

Alex Stoker said...

What? Kovac is a good looking guy...?

Medblog Addict said...

Thanks Sprout, of course you can link.

Shroom-I think I'm starting to get mixed signals from you. I plan on visiting your blog and leaving a special comment for you later, but first I need to kick Dr. Schwab's ass here in my comment section.

Medblog Addict said...

Dr. Schwab-I have something to say to you, but because I am a lurker and a wimp, I'm going to do it here rather than leave a comment on your blog or e-mail you.

I don't buy this writer's block crap for one minute. Admit it. It's a presidential election year and you are stepping out on us medblog readers. I'll bet you even have a "special" Blogger alias that you use for those slutty political blogs. You spend all day carousing with Hillary and Huck and then when it's time to write for your blog, all we hear is "I'm not in the mood to blog" "Not tonight, I have a headache" "Do it yourself, I'm too tired to blog"

We never said you couldn't play in other neighborhoods, but just remember, we still expect a little sumpin sumpin here in the med-blogosphere every once in a while. Thank you. Now get off your ass and write.

(oh yeah, I just said Hillary and Huck because it sounded funny. And let me know if you need some topics to write about. I've got all kinds of crazy questions for you. And I apologize about the tough love, but someone had to do it.)

Alex Stoker said...

Ah, c'mon MA, you know I'm only teasin'. Clearly, I only have eyes for you...
(Where's my special comment?)



Doc's Girl said...

I might have tagged you, MA...:)

jmb said...

MbA, are we getting a January doc this month? Just asking! Not a reminder, oh no. Already the 24th.

Alex Stoker said...

And without wishing to pile on the pressure... any update on your guide to BritMeds? Also, I've noticed a decidedly North American bias to your selection of calender docs...

Anonymous said...

Since I don't know where to send the lawyer jokes to, they go in the comments again. Found this one surfing the web tonight, and thought of you... (and this one's shorter!)

Two people were walking on the sidewalk, next to a cemetery. One of the stones was right next to the fence.

It gave the man's name, date of birth, date of death and under that it said,"Here lies a lawyer and an honest man."

One of the passers-by looked at the other and read what was on the stone.

The other one asked, "What? When did they start putting two people in the same grave?"

Doc's Girl said...

haha...good one, John. :)