Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sunny and hot with internet outages.

What started out as a seemingly productive day
has come to an abrupt halt. 
To be fair, I suppose it depends on my definition of productive.
Thursdays are one of my "long" days, where I usually work for 7½ hours
I do medical transcription and it simply cannot be done without
an internet connection. 
So, for every blip in the connectivity, I get some laundry folded, or the bed made, or part of a scrapbook page done, or an iced coffee made, or a few lines of a blog written.
Productive, but not earning much money that way!
I think the Internet Gods that control my connection
are in bed with the weather man.
Every type of extreme, although that's not really the word given the extreme weather conditions that have plagued the world lately, but I can't think of a better word,
So, every type of odd weather,
that's not the word either.
If its unusually cold, hot, windy, rainy, snowy
We have outages.
Today it's about 30 I would guestimate (no idea what that is in Fahrenheit, sorry guys)
Not overly unbearable hot, but, hot for us with nary a cloud in the sky.
So, I am cursing my lack of production, hoping that my supervisor believes me
(maybe I should send her a link to this blog!).
Usually our weather can be summed up as this:
"Sunny and hot with some clouds and periods of coldness and rain with maybe some wind and a chance of frost or snow with possibly some lightening, repeat every 20 minutes."
That's when I can count on Mr Internet God to perform!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hail to the Prince!

Prince George

While the world, well, some of us anyway,
eagerly anticipated the newest royal birth
(I was sure it would be a girl)
and then the name game
I was remembering the last two princes' births
I don't really remember William's, though I do remember his parents' wedding
But I vividly remember the announcement of the name of his sibling, Harry.
I thought to myself, "What a stupid name for a prince, or a baby in general, Harry."
I didn't realize at the time that it was a form of Henry. 
And even now, I question the judgement of the name, given the notoriety of King Henry VIII.
But now, 29 years later, who could think of Prince Harry as anything other than a Harry?
In this world of monikers such as Hopper, Apple, Kyd, Maddox, Blue and Fuchsia
(Google celeb's baby names!)
We could be assured that he would at least have a traditional name.
I was really hoping that it would not be Edward,
As King Edwards, historically, did not do well.
King Edward III died in battle
King Edward IV died as a fairly young man of some illness
King Edward V was one of the two lost princes in the tower, at 13 years of age he and his brother Richard having gone into the Tower of London and never were seen again,
their fate unknown to this day.
And King Edward VIII abdicating the throne for love, though that's probably not a bad trade-off, though it did wreak havoc.
So, we have a Georgie, named after his great, great grandfather no doubt.
Whether he will one day be King remains to be seen
in the greater scheme of things
whether he will be happy, that's all that any parent could wish for.
Prince William

Prince Harry

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Say what????

I don't necessarily think that I am what used to be called "prudish"
but when I go to the doctor to get a refill of my prescriptions
and it is a doctor I have never seen before filling in at a walk in clinic
I don't really expect one of the first things for him to ask me
after seeing what meds I take
"how is your sex life and your libido?"
"ummmm,,,,fine" I say hesitatingly
He advises me that
"you know vibration can help with that."
I'm wondering if he was thinking the same thing I was thinking
or if he had something else in mind entirely.
Whatever happened to a little bit of discretion???
Maybe I should have asked if he had any free samples.