Thursday, May 17, 2007

8 Random Things About Me

Milk & Two Sugars has tagged me with a blog meme. If you don't know, Wikipedia has lots to say about memes. I accept your tag, M&TS, so here are 8 (perhaps not-so) Random Things About Me.
  1. I am not a fan of social viruses, of which I consider blog memes to be one. I particularly despise those emails that you get with a soppy story about how someone's life was magically improved by reading a poem and forwarding it to 5 other people.
  2. I make it a point never to forward those emails onto anybody, and perhaps I have been cursed and will be struck down in the next week by 5 different fatal diseases, and die 10 times over - but I don't believe it so I don't care. Therefore, I won't be tagging anybody else with this meme. If you are the kind of person who gets excited by this kind of thing then go knock yourself out and join in.
  3. When I get unsolicited phone calls from telemarketers I usually hand the phone to my incoherently babbling son.
  4. When the above 3-year old had his teeth out under GA, he was narky for about 4 hours and then was perfectly fine after a sleep. In fact, he never complained about any pain, and was eating normally that evening.
  5. I had my wisdom teeth removed under GA when I was studying at University. I was sore and bruised for 2 weeks.
  6. My lower lip is still a bit numb from the inferior alveolar nerve injury.
  7. I have a numb patch on my big toe.
  8. I get queasy thinking about doing ingrown toenails, but I'm fine when I'm actually scrubbed.
How's that, M&TS?


Milk & Two Sugars said...

Ha! A very Sheepish response, if I do say so. It really brings out the irony of your name.

I've always likened memes to the fill-in-the-blanks-about-yourself emails that were popular when I was a teenager (probably when you were an older teenager). Very self-absorbed, and often dull, but they do tell you more about the person who responds to them than if they'd never written a thing.

Besides, how else could I have worked ear wax into a post? I've been ruiminating on that one for weeks.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sheepish,

A question for you:

I asked my HMO3 today why he thinks women are more likely to develop a femoral hernia.

He said that it is because the process of childbirth weakens the posterior wall of the femoral canal.

I asked him to tell me an examination feature that would distinguish an incarcerated femoral hernia from a tender groin lymph node.

He said that a patient with an incarcerated femoral hernia would have signs of a bowel obstruction and that a hernia is reducible.

I am not on call tonight.

My question is:

How many alcoholic beverages should I consume tonight?