Monday, March 10, 2008

Life before the internet...

I am constantly thankful that I am practicing medicine in the year 2008. I don't know what I would do without being able to look up studies, medication doses, etc on a very frequent basis. I use it for so much else too- patient handouts, images to show patients what an ear infection looks like, etc. Today, I used it for something else. In igoogle, I added a translation link where I saw someone today in Arabic via typing in my question in English and it spitting it out in Arabic. Honestly, I couldn't get through my day without it. Thanks, Al Gore- too bad he's not running for president.

Friday, March 7, 2008

My reading habits...

Emma has been devouring books lately. It's crazy how many books she is reading and how much she is enjoying them. The other day she completed one that I was told that I absolutely must read. Mostly Em has been reading some pretty great literature so I'm not sure how she decided this was the book that was best for me. But, I put down this really great work of fiction (The Girls) even though I should be reading the book for book club (Jewel by Bret Lott) to read this

Surprisingly, it's not as bad as it looks. I might need to read the rest of the series.

Calling all readers...

OK... so our family has some major dental issues. Em has had 2 crowns and 1 extraction and isn't even done first grade. She was born with minimal enamel on her teeth and it looks like will be visiting the dentist regularly for the rest of her life. And poor Jack had to have a cavity filled the other day in his front teeth- he was a super trooper and handled it great. Now, I know it's the dentist's job to encourage good oral hygiene but she always seems so surprised that we don't floss our kids daily. We brush the kids' teeth at least daily- maybe we don't do it long enough but definitely a daily tooth brushing family. Try to do twice a day. And now are trying to be a daily flossing family. Do you all (whoever you all might be) really floss your kids' teeth every day?

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Why didn't I think of this...

There are so many of you that would love to have these, I had to let you all know about them. "So many" meaning, my sister and my dad, and since that's at least 50% (if not higher) of the population reading this blog, that can be translated as "so many". Who wouldn't love to be carrying these around in your wallet and put them on various morons' windshields?

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Happy, happy....

Happy year of the frog!
"The Association of Zoos and Aquariums is highlighting 2008 as the Year of the Frog to mark a major conservation effort to address the amphibian extinction crisis. The Year of the Frog is also meant to engage the public in amphibian conservation and to raise funds for AZA amphibian conservation efforts into the future."