February 2010 Archives

You’ll poke yer eye out….

Well, after the Tsunami alert was lifted, DS and DDL came over for cards and food. In a role reversal,  they brought US new toys–an new Wii Resort game with new controllers. They brought along their own controllers and we joined in a family game of bowling. Remember the movie “Christmas Story?”  Ralphie lusted after a Daisy BB gun, and all the adults brushed him off with the admonition “You’ll poke yer eyes out…” Well, Continue reading

Ok, small (well, maybe big…) rant here….

The announcer on MSNBC just noted that “the concern is that there is a large American population in the Hawaiian Islands….” …..um, last I knew, Hawaii IS one of the 50 US states….and so why is it a surprise that there is a large American population here……? Idjits.

Have I mentioned…..

…how much we love living here? I hated that dinosaur. The 52″ projection TV that DH bought for himself several years ago. It is huge, unwieldy, heavy and fugly. I PLEADED with him not to bring it to Hawaii. I lost the “discussion.” So I have ….perhaps not so subtly….been broaching the subject of a flat screen wall mounted tv. I casually wander through the electronics section at Wally World. I turn up the volume Continue reading

The other side of the tracks

In order to “diversify” myself, I have obtained privileges at another hospital, and this week was my first rotation there. I trained in county and VA hospitals. I have spent my career providing care at county hospitals. Always understaffed, underfunded and overutilized, the doctors and nurses and other staff work hard to provide care in sometimes trying circumstances. This new facility is NOT a county hospital. It is a very small, private facility in a Continue reading

Now THAT’s the way to watch the Superbowl

You know what it’s like at Superbowl time….it’s February. The wind is blowing, it’s cold and everyone sits in the basement or den and cheers on their team. Well, not everybody. We spent the day on the lanai at the home of friends in Puna.  Tv on the deck, pupu on the table, tradewinds blowing a gentle breeze…. Beats any other Superbowl party I’ve ever been to. Now, if only my team had won, too, Continue reading

Now, THAT’s the way to watch football!!

You know what it’s like at Superbowl time….it’s February. The wind is blowing, it’s cold and everyone sits in the basement or den and cheers on their team. Well, not everybody.  We spent the day on the lanai at the home of friends in Puna.  Tv on the deck, pupu on the table, tradewinds blowing a gentle breeze…. Beats any other Superbowl party I’ve ever been to. Now, if only my team had won, too, Continue reading