The Happy In My Halloween

Today was a happy in my Halloween.

I managed to arrange for transfer for one of my patients.  It is always good to get people back to home hospital, but it is especially good when it also makes my day start off well.

I presented Morbidity and Mortality rounds today and people actually kind of participated.

It is Friday half day, which means an afternoon of lectures, which is tough at the best of times, but especially on Fridays.  This week, I was supposed to have Radiobiology from 4-5, which is the most potent form of educational torture there is.  Unfortunately, our instructor went home sick with the flu.  Fortunately, that meant we didn’t have that lecture and although it has to be rescheduled, I was glad to not sit through it at 4 on Friday.

Also in Friday half day, the radiologist who taught us an awesome head and neck lecture brought us Halloween candy.  And not just any Halloween candy… The good stuff with peanuts in it that can kill people but tastes soooooo good.

I realized in said head and neck lecture that I am finally beginning to figure out head and neck and knew things in the lecture.  It was an exciting “ah ha” moment for me.  And thank goodness it is starting to come together because I have a treatment planning exam this week and it is yet again on head and neck (the universe or at least my staff seem to hate me on this front).

Patrick and his class went on a field trip today and had a good party afterwards (complete with cookies he made last night).  I was impressed at his craftiness and ability to get through Halloween with a classroom full of third graders.

We went to a Mexican restaurant tonight for supper where I got to feed my most recent craving… Spicy chilli.  I love a good burrito.

It is Jeter’s “birthday.”  The anniversary of when we inherited him two years ago.  He threw up on the carpet for us when we got home from work and is now happily carrying around his new “birthday” replacement feather on a stick.

We are settling in for a night of watching Charlie Brown and other relevant specials while waiting for the kids that never come to our apartment. It is to bed early tonight for band and a day full of studying, house cleaning and a potential games night!

Happy Halloween!

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Crick in the neck and Earworms

We had a fantastic weekend at home.

I, just before leaving moved my head wrong while yawning and now am having epic right sided neck spasms that have rendered me incapable of moving my head in very may directions and in a surprising amount of pain.  Quite surprising, in fact.

Image from i.chzbgr.com.

I couldn’t help drive home.  I am bitter because I had things I wanted to get done, but I am stuck sitting on the couch staring straight ahead because everything makes me move my head and right now stretching things out and doing passive range of motion is not an option.  And I am back to work tomorrow (hooray for days off with sunshine).

I actually had a blog topic to write about too… But it feels too touchy feely to actually take the time to write about today.  I don’t think I am there yet.  I know things seem to be superficial and light and fluffy lately, but that is where I feel the writing needs to be at this point to feel okay about things.

Today’s prompt with the Daily Post is entitled “Earworm” and asks what song is stuck in your head or on repeat these days?  I like prompts on days when I don’t feel like writing about what I have been thinking about.  They help.

It is funny.  Our cat had ear mites when we got him.  A lot of ear mites.  So, not when I hear earworm, I think of his poor ears when they were full of mites and needing drops.

Back to music and figurative earworms…

Image from pleiotropy.fieldofscience.com.

First of all, Patrick and I have had a vast discussion about how almost every song Taylor Swift has put out recently has been as annoying as all get out.  The most recent release is okay, but the last few have been dreadful.  Some people should just not try to be pop stars (okay, almost all).  And it seems that whenever we are going somewhere or doing something, the song “I Knew You Were Trouble When You Walked In” comes on and gets stuck in one of our heads and we then suck the other one in to our misery.

The irritating songs are the true earworms because they seem to eat away at you musically.

I will not add a clip of a YouTube video from the true earworm that is the aforementioned song.

A song that has been on repeat a lot for me in my head and on my iPhone and on the radio is “Carry On” by Fun. For the right reasons, too.  I think I like it because it has been a rough few weeks for me, so it has some sort of deeper emo meaning, but also it is strangely uplifiting too.

That one I will let you listen to, if you choose.

What are some of your earworms of the good variety or the brain sucking variety?