Sunday, March 25, 2012

And the answer is, "Don't Panic!"

My volunteering in the hospital keeps getting me closer to the Twilight Zone. I don't mean the Vampire one but the old TV show. I was waiting for the elevator. The door opens and a with child female type person is in a sort of wide eye panic. She looks at me and blurts out, "My water broke in the elevator are you a Doctor?" The baby turned out fine and I should be discharged myself tomorrow. Panic and heart attacks seem to have something in common.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Love Gone By.

I overheard a conversation among a few elderly women. One regretted not staying with a young man she dated in her earlier years and instead married someone else. The other women agreed and started talking about their romantic choices and life's partners. Finally one woman sighed and said, "Well they are all passed away now." Then another reflected, "Yes. We could have been collecting their pensions." It seems the men they married were still living. Such is love.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Nothing to do but wait.

My daughter is a High School teacher and it was the end of the school day. She passed an empty classroom and heard a crash like sound in the same room. She opened the door to find some students helping themselves to various items in this computer room. The got away so she immediately notified security and the principal. Not long after the students were identified and apprehended as they were waiting to board the school bus to take them home. All items were found and returned to the school. Since then all students now have a shorter wait for the buses at the end of a school day. You gotta love teenagers and the way they almost use their thinking abilities.

Monday, March 05, 2012


I am having trouble with my desktop keyboard. I have been going through a lot of keyboards lately. In fact I have bought 3 in the last 6 months. Putting the right pressure on the keys seem to be the problem. Too much pressure and I get nothing or a row of letters like eeeeeeeeeeeeee. To little and I get nothing.

My notebook and netbook does not seem to have this problem. My new desktop keyboard had a small disc in it to install the keyboard. My desktop has the CD/DVD player on the side. So the disc is inserted standing up. Yep. The disk fell out of the player and is now inside my computer. I opened up my computer and the disc is stuck underneath the player which I cannot seem to get at because the manufacturer welded the player instead of securing it with screws.

Any ideas on how to fix this without spending over $100, computer repair estimate, to just get the disc unstuck?

If not that is OK. I feel better just writing about it. So thanks for just reading.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Missed opportunity.

I wanted to have a leap year blog. That would mean I would say something every four years instead of my weekly, well sorta weekly thing. I don't have a lot of fans like the show "Sons of Anarchy." So I decided to just write what I write. Hopefully once in awhile I get a reader and a smile. In order to get that the more I try the better the odds that will happen. Plus a special thanks to the few visitors that visited. If I never got to say thanks that would be a missed opportunity which also made me smile.