Saturday, November 25, 2006

Oh yeah...this is soooo going on the blog

Well my loyal reader(s), I decided to go on vacation.

A much needed vacation mind you because as soon as I breathe a sigh of relief at work, the cycle starts over again. So when I get back, I have lots of fun stuff top deal with.

So I am now on the first leg of my trip. Yes, first leg. First leg because I was supposed to already be at my destination last night at 9pm but unfortunately, the plane that I was on had some technical difficulty and its now 6:15am and I'm stuck in an airport for another 6 1/2 hours. Yay me!

Since I have all this time to kill, I'll probably be back later today to post about my adventure from yesterday. And..AND! I have a digital camera so I'll (eventually) be able to post some pictures.

See ya later - I have to get some zzz's.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Its like a car crash - I...can't...stop...looking

I know, I know but I'm so facinated by certain medical things. Not for the squirmish.

Baby with heart outside body has surgery

Naseem Hasni underwent surgery to put his heart inside his chest hours after being delivered by Caesarean section Oct. 31 at Holtz Children's Hospital. He remained in critical but stable condition Wednesday.

"He's not going to be able to play certain kinds of sports where a blow to the sternum to you and me wouldn't be a problem, but in him it would be. So I think some competitive sports are going to be out," said Dr. Eliot Rosenkranz, a cardiothoracic surgeon, "but he's going to be able to participate in other sorts of activities."

He added: "Certainly the goal is as normal a childhood as he can achieve."

Before the surgery, Naseem's heart looked like a peeled plum sitting atop his pink chest, with the aorta diving back underneath the skin. Nevertheless, the heart was beating away normally.

During the six-hour operation, surgeons first wrapped Naseem's heart in Gore-Tex, then a layer of his own skin, to substitute for his missing pericardium, the sac that encloses the heart. The heart was then slowly eased inside his chest.

The baby was born with an extremely rare congenital defect, ectopia cordis, in which the heart grows outside the body and the chest wall and sternum fail to develop. The defect was spotted in an ultrasound exam in late September after the mother, Michelle Hasni, 33, began feeling unusual movement from the baby.

"He was having hiccups, but it was constantly and it was every day. I wasn't sure what the movement was," the Miami woman said.

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Friday, November 17, 2006


Oh the lengths people will go to make a few bucks.

With PlayStation 3 systems fetching thousands of dollars on eBay and gamers across the country lining up to purchase Sony's $500 and $600 consoles, some unscrupulous people are seeing the launch as a quick way to make a buck at someone else's expense.

The Sacremento Bee is reporting that "at least four" PS3 systems were stolen along with several Xbox 360s from an Elk Grove, California, GameStop by a pair of armed men Thursday morning. Elk Grove police responded by notifying local retailers and nearby police departments of the theft, and advising those lining up for the system not to do so alone, and not to bring cash.
Meanwhile, Eugene, Oregon's KMTR News is reporting that three men who had been camped out in front of a Circuit City waiting for the Friday launch of the PlayStation 3 were
robbed early Thursday morning.

According to the station's report, the three had left the line temporarily, and were stopped by a pair of masked men as they passed a nearby Target. The two men led the trio behind the store and mugged them. Police used mall surveillance tapes to retrace the robbers' steps after the crime, and were able to recover some stolen goods, including a wallet.

GEEZ! (source)

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Playin' Catch Up

My true nature comes out with this blog sometimes - the procrastinator in me that is.

I've missed the following events to blog on:
Kings Game
Jake's 5th Birthday
Britney and Kevin
LOST fall finale

Here we go with the quick recap

I dressed like the owner of the company.

Yes, I know you dont get it - well maybe for the few coworkers that have started to read my blog will relive my infamous glory.

The funny thing about this costume was that I went to Jake's school for his costume parade and know very few parents because of the times I pick up/drop off Jacob.

So I tried to make conversation and be cordial - but they kept giving me a look. Well during the parade one of the mom's I do know, Gayle, came over and we started talking about the kids and costumes. And I made a comment about how the parents were giving me looks. She then says, "Well, maybe they dont realize you are wearing a costume. They probably think you are like a Pat or something." Seriously the thought never crossed my mind until she mentioned it. She laughed her ass off and I just got in my car and drove to work, where later that day mind you I won 1st prize for Best Look-A-Like costume. YAY ME!

Kings Game:
Anna oh Anna - that girl came through for me like never before. She called me to be her "date" for the Pittsburgh game last week at the last minute. Luckily Jake's dad was able to watch Jake that night for what turned out to be one of the greatest things I've ever done. GLASS SEATS BITCHES! Oh yeah - not only did we have glass seats at the game, our little neighbor buddy ended up rubbing his nipple on the glass and got the attention (and dare I say affection) of the Penguin's goalie. I almost slid out of my chair laughing so hard. Look at the picture below - you see the last guy above the Toyota emblem on the far right? Yeah, I'm sitting right next to him.

Jake's 5th Birthday
He's 5. I wrote him a very endearing note on his birthday card and since he's an avid reader now - he chose to read it out loud. I cried, then my friend cried, then my mom cried, then Jake looked at me and smiled. Now I'm tearing up again - DAMMIT!

Britney and Kevin
I swear - the moment I heard I was actually giddy. Divorce isnt pretty but I'm happy for her.

LOST fall finale
That was it?!!? SERIOUSLY!!?? I wanted more! I needed more to keep my interest until February 07! At least we have Heroes.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Time for a vote!

Is this picture of an 80's icon - The Monchichi - dirty?

I am using this as my IM at work and my coworker swears that it looks like the Monchichi has a penis in its mouth. I am not COCHINA!