Chick Publications (I'm not linking to it.) has apps for iPhone and Android devices. Wow.
Friday, October 18, 2013
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I found this template to be useful when seeing new medical providers. If you have a number of prescription meds, or you use over-the-counter medications on a regular basis, this can help doctors get a lot of information right away.
Click to download the template.
Extruded by GDad at 9/19/2013 10:12:00 AM
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Monday, August 19, 2013
This is a concept they were teaching us about the pull of the rational mind and the pull of the emotional mind acting against our best interests by trying to get us to act in the past and the future, whereas the wise mind pulls the best from both and lets us be in the present.
Extruded by GDad at 8/19/2013 06:30:00 AM
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
The Coffee Hen arrives on the later end of the Acceptable Window for Flexible Corporate Schedules. I arrive very early in the morning, so I usually have a pot of coffee ready to be poured by 6:45, and my last cup around 8:00. The coffee maker has a timer or something that shuts it off after so much time so that it doesn't burn out or burn the coffee or something. Generally, this means that my last cup is within the "on" part of the cycle, and Coffee Hen's first cup is in the "off" part of the cycle.
She instructed me today that I needed to shut off and turn back on the coffee maker before she gets in so that her cup of coffee is hot. Keep in mind that I have purchased the last four cans of coffee and the last two boxes of filters, and that I make the first pot of coffee almost every morning and clean out the pot, because the afternoon drinkers do not.
Extruded by GDad at 6/25/2013 10:35:00 AM
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Son had his graduation party with best friend Daniel on Saturday. Daniel's 11-year-old sister approached me.
Sister: I know what the theme will be for MY graduation party.
GDad: Really? What will it be?
Sister: Zebras. Zebras that sparkle.
GDad: How about unicorns?
Sister: Ugh. I HATE unicorns.
GDad: Well, you could take a unicorn, saw off its horn, and paint black stripes on it.
Sister: [eyes wide open, and in a very creepy voice] YEESSSSSSS.
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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Monday, June 3, 2013
I was at a Subway restaurant the other day. One of the sandwich artists was making my sandwich up until the cheese part. She gave it to the next artist, who put it in the oven at my request. The oven dinged, and Artist 2 put the sandwich back on the preparation tray.
"The sandwich isn't toasted," said I.
Artist 2 stared at the creation, pondering this seeming ontological impossibility.
"You need to press and hold the button," said Artist 1. "Sheesh, I tell people this all the time, and they never believe me."
"We should just call you Cassandra," I quipped.
"Why? Do you know her?" she asked, pointing at Artist 2, whose nametag read "Cassie."
"Oh never mind. Before you were born."
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Previously on GDad's Dreamscape...
We took a trip to Europe. At some point, Son and I made it to Germany, but GPop had decided to visit someplace else. I was driving on a German road (nicht die Autobahn), and for some reason, the brakes on the car didn't work. I slammed into the rear of the car in front of me at a light, and then more cars slammed into my back. Fortunately, nobody was injured, and all of the cars were nominally driveable, so everyone sort of meandered off without any fuss, which made the police (die Polizei) investigation very difficult.
Then we went to a scale model of Mad King Ludwig's famous Neuschwanstein Castle, which had been done up in pink stone with attached animatronic birds. Some American tourists were taking posed pictures in little alcoves throughout the gardens.
Extruded by GDad at 5/28/2013 07:56:00 AM
Friday, May 24, 2013
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I read too many political blogs.
Why do I say that, you ask?
Because when I got a Playbill from a show we saw yesterday, I was reading through the Who's Who, and there was a mention of one of the actor's roles in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I was skimming, and only saw the last two words on a line by themselves. I read them as Technicolor Democrat.
Extruded by GDad at 5/20/2013 08:01:00 AM
Friday, May 17, 2013
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
and Washington, D.C.
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Friday, May 10, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
I woke myself up laughing at my dream.
In the dream, GPop and I were sitting on the grass in a park, and an old acquaintance, David, walked up and joined us. He had a big rash on his face, and he looked distressed. He asked us, "Do I have a fever?"
GPop reached his fingers over and put two of them almost in David's nostrils, then said, "I think you have Bieber fever."
I looked at David and said, "I think you have the fever for the flavor of a Pringles!" I noticed a snack bar next to me and grabbed the nearest Pringles can. I squeezed it while pointing it toward David. The lid popped off the can, and David's head disappeared in a puff of smoke, leaving the neck of his shirt open.
I thought this was so funny that I woke myself up laughing.
Extruded by GDad at 5/02/2013 08:51:00 AM
Monday, April 29, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
I was in a meeting discussing issues that would probably make normal people die of boredom. A director of strategic planning was talking about an upcoming project and said that we were going to try to roll out a pilot program for this project so that we could assess the feasibility of the solution, but she didn't like the word "pilot."
With a completely deadpan affect, I suggested "limited scope production implementation." She liked that. I died a little on the inside.
Perhaps I should consider using my powers for good.
Extruded by GDad at 4/26/2013 07:17:00 AM
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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Friday, April 19, 2013
Remember that flash-in-the-pan political nonentity, Joe the Plumber? He is known in real life as Samuel Wurzelbacher. In any case, his name is attached to some TEA Party web site where a bunch of angry and reactionary people post screeds about how kids should turn down their music and how darker people should stay off the streets so us nice pale folks don't have to think about them. Someone put my name on a list to receive his daily digest e-mail.
Yesterday, Joe the Plumber's digest had the usual effluvia, but I clicked on one or two of the links, because this helps me predict what nonsense I will hear from the usual suspects at upcoming family gatherings. The content of the article is not really important, either for the purposes of my observation or in general, but the thing that amused me was that Joe the Plumber misspelled his own name in his sign-off.
Extruded by GDad at 4/19/2013 07:32:00 AM
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
My experience with music directors is that they have a predilection for bad puns.
GDad: ...and if anyone needs a ride up to the recording session, I'll be leaving from Downtown between 8:00 and 8:15. Just meet me at the walkway.
Director: The covered walkway? The car pool tunnel?
Extruded by GDad at 4/10/2013 07:31:00 AM
Monday, April 8, 2013
We have informative lunch presentations once in a while. They're called "brown bags," in that you are supposed to bring your own lunch. This week's brown bag is being sponsored by the corporate health group, and it's about the importance of colonoscopies as part of an overall health picture.
A colonoscopy brown bag.
Extruded by GDad at 4/08/2013 08:41:00 AM
Thursday, April 4, 2013
We were in sunny Florida. More on that to follow.
Last night, however, I had a long dream involving getting completely lost in a multipart parking garage that had gates, blockades, and those spikes that keep people from going out the wrong way. I ended up having to video my search to the exit with my phone held over my shoulder so I could see whence I came rather than where I was going on my way out. I like that I was thinking about that even in my dream.
Extruded by GDad at 4/04/2013 07:08:00 AM
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Two nights ago, I dreamed that I was being pursued through the campus of Mega Corporation One by a malevolent cyborg. It had extensible arms and legs, but because it was part organism, every time it used its extending powers, it started to leak blood from the mechanics. I don't know if it was supposed to harm me or just harass me.
Later I dreamed that my car was severely damaged while in a parking garage, and my insurance refused to pay for damages.
Last night, I dreamed that I was somehow trapped on the balcony in the Vatican where the pope would be introduced. I tried to get away, but the exits were all blocked. The cardinals were leading the new papal cocoon up to the balcony so the new pope could emerge.
Extruded by GDad at 3/14/2013 07:44:00 AM
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
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Monday, March 11, 2013
I was just on the phone setting up a concert for our Corporate Choir, and the activities director at the retirement home in question wondered if I knew her cousin who works at Mega Corporation One. I asked what this cousin's name was, and had to stifle any audible reaction when she said that her married name was (I'm guessing at the spelling) "Hymenbush."
I wonder if her other cousins are Connie and Anna Lingas.
Extruded by GDad at 3/11/2013 11:01:00 AM
Saturday, March 9, 2013
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Tuesday, March 5, 2013
I had a dream that the corporate powers re-carpeted our floor while I was at lunch. In the same effort, they added a special bathroom just for managers, and then took the sides and top off the elevators, leaving us with just a dark open platform that didn't quite meet real-life OSHA standards.
When I tried to find someone to raise concerns about this, I was soundly rebuffed.
Extruded by GDad at 3/05/2013 07:11:00 AM
Monday, March 4, 2013
Our team has decided that we'll confuse our boss by coming up with folksy sayings that are utter nonsense so that Boss will get confused when trying to figure them out.
"That's like putting masking tape on a horse blanket."
"That's about as useful as butter in a tornado."
"You might as well try to teach opera to an octopus."
A coworker just got a 1978 moped (mo-ped, not past tense of mope) working. He and I decided that we will start saying, "About as useful as a flux capacitor on a moped."
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Friday, February 15, 2013
There's a saying: "Never read the bottom half of the internet." It means that when you read content, avoid the comments, if you want to maintain your sanity and avoid blood pressure medication.
It is interesting to me how in this very divisive political climate, the people who want to criticize our elected officials can drop an anti-[Barack Obama|Hillary Clinton|Joe Biden|etc.] comment into pretty much any thread on any topic. I was just reading a news story about how Tiffany & Co. is suing Costco, alleging that there are counterfeit Tiffany engagement rings for sale at the discount warehouse chain. A commenter in the thread below the story wrote, "Fake Tiffany diamonds at Costco and a fake President in the White House? What is this world coming to!" Ignoring the erroneous punctuation for a moment, how on Earth does this non sequitir have anything to do with the topic at hand?
Extruded by GDad at 2/15/2013 07:17:00 AM
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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Friday, February 8, 2013
The other day, Son and I were talking about whether we should bother watching the alternate ending on a movie we had recently watched on DVD. He said, "We could always look it up on the YouTube."
I responded, "Did you just say, 'THE YOUTUBE?'"
He blushed and accused me of making him old.
Extruded by GDad at 2/08/2013 07:22:00 AM
Thursday, February 7, 2013
I had a dream last night that I was in a very large fight with my good friend, Marcot Ravenswatch. Marcot and I were not behaving in a stellar fashion, tempers got heated, and then it turned into a yelling match. I have no idea where this came from, but I hope that Dream!Marcot will forgive Dream!GDad for being a dill-hole.
Extruded by GDad at 2/07/2013 07:00:00 AM
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I have been rereading Isaac Asimov's Robot, Empire, and Foundation books. It's probably been over twenty-five years since I last read them. I'm watching to see if Asimov is
- A progressive feminist,
- A raging misogynist,
- A product of his time, or
- Some other thing.
Extruded by GDad at 1/16/2013 02:15:00 PM
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
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Friday, January 4, 2013
I expected Son and Daniel to be at home 20 minutes ago. Daniel's home seems to be a wireless dead zone for Sprint. Son was unresponsive, but finally Daniel responded via text.
Daniel: Sorry it took so long. My mom made me take a shower.
GDad: Your mom is my hero.
Extruded by GDad at 1/04/2013 05:17:00 PM