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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

White coat syndrome, Tom's shoes, and Born to be Wild in 3D

Two favorite quotes of the week:

"We teach others how to treat us." Dr. Phil
"Keep your drink just give me the money." Pink

Ok-it's Wednesday and the week is almost half over.  I have one of my spring breaks next week so that will be pretty cool. Looking forward to having a few extra days off. Myriam leaves on Tuesday for a whole month. She will be on tour with Sister Spit promoting her new books. The trip sounds like it's gonna be super fun.

Let's see...Yesterday I was talking to my cousin Jackie and she told me about something called white coat syndrome. I had never heard of it before. It's actually quite fascinating. Basically it's when a patient goes to the Dr, and he or she is so nervous about being at the Dr. that his or her blood pressure shoots up--causing concern from the Dr.  It's like some kind of vicious cycle. Who knew?

Speaking of vicious cycles--I really want to support Tom's shoes but I'm concerned about how the shoes are made. For every pair of shoes you purchase Tom's a pair of shoes to a child in need. That's a cool concept but since they are made in China does that mean that the children working in the sweat shops there then have to work twice as hard?  It's madness. If anyone has further info about this--please let me know.

Fred Phelps has won his case in the Supreme Court. We all hate Fred Phelps and think he is a coward, but the 1st Amendment is a pretty amazing thing to keep protected. It's ironic that he pickets the funerals of soldiers that are fighting for his right to speak freely. All I can say about Fred Phelps is that there is a very special place in hell for him.

I usually jump on board with cool shows like years after they originally air. I've just discovered 30 Rock. Yes, I know that it's been on for 5 years--what can I say--I'm a late bloomer when it comes to pop culture. Anyways--I love 30 Rock. It's brilliant.

I found some peeps to watch Glee with. Yay for the reclamation of Glee. Next reclamation= Roscoe's. Who's in?

I've decided to limit my TV time to 10 hours per week. I really like to do so many other things but sometimes TV just sucks me in and before I know it, the day is gone. I think it's gonna be a cool thing.

I'm seeing a hypnotist next week. Very excited.

There is a new movie coming out about animal orphans and it's called Born to be Wild. Please check out the preview. I cannot wait to see it.

I begin my Tai Chi classes tomorrow. I already feel more focused and balanced.

I'm trying to eat better but McDonalds is having that damn Big Mac sale right now. I hate to admit it but, I love the big mac.

My friend Jamie (who is str8 btw) is going to Dinah Shore. I'm as gay as a picnic basket and have never been. Very odd indeed.

The Double Down at KFC is a Ghetto version of Chicken Cordon Bleu.

Going to my very first Soccer game EVER next Sunday with my friends Sammy and Erich. Sammy claims that the day will be life changing. I'm kinda pumped about it.

I try to read two books a week--I'm looking for suggestions for next week. Jackie, what are you reading right now?

That's it for now--gonna go skate for awhile, visit my friend Karen, and then teach at Chapman. Life is good.

Thanks for reading. I'm almost to 10,000 hits. I am a superhero indeed. Where are my cape and goggles?


  1. Did you watch FoodMatters? Add it to your 10 hours if you didn't watch it yet. I also recently discovered 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation. Thank God for Netflix! I just finished reading Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua and I'm currently reading Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and his wife, whose name escapes me. My neighborhood book club read Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro for last month. That was good too. Good to talk to you last night. You sound healthy! Love to you!
    PS - My blood pressure this morning was 127/80, thank you very much.

  2. The Mulberry Tree by Jude Deveraux is a very good book also. The very rich and the very poor. Someone I know have the White Coat syndrome? Good to see you so upbeat. Talk soon. Love ya

  3. Have fun at Tai Chi tomorrow!

    Tell me how it goes!

  4. i think you should read gang leader for a day... super good. and enjoy the tai chi... had to do it in rehab:) and its pretty cool

  5. wow...Roscoe's and Glee sounds like an awesome Tuesday for me...I'm in!!! Also, give Parks and Rec a whirl...also, Community. Hell that whole Thursday NBC lineup is awesome.

  6. You wrote about the ghetto cordon bleu :D

    I'm so happy