Thursday, May 6, 2010

Teenagers on Meds and Other Randomness

Little Girl had a wonderful reaction to the Versed yesterday. It is also called the "I don't give a care" drug for a reason. It sent her into giggling spasms. She kept trying to lift her head, and laughing, and talking about being a bobble head.

The nurse just laughed along, saying that teens on this stuff are the most fun. The day before, she had been with a patient who kept talking, saying things like, "Today is Tuesday," and just laughing like he had said the most wittily brilliant thing. She said everyone else just had to laugh listening to him.

If only all medical care could be that much fun.

Talking about teens, why is it that, as soon as I get the dishwasher started, one of mine shows up with half a dozen more dirty items? Why is it they do not need my attention during the commercials, but only during the time when the radio host is speaking? (The same goes for husbands, too, of course.) Why is it they can operate any techno gadget on the planet, but can't operate a refrigerator door to close it?

And a general shout to the universe why -- why is it I run out of kitten formula the day before my shift at the shelter, necessitating an extra trip up there?

Today is

Beverage Day

Eyvind Kelve, Norse Calendar (pagan martyr)

Joseph Brackett Day -- Shakers

National Crepe Suzette Day

National Day of Prayer

National Day of Reason

National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

National Tourist Appreciation Day

National Nurses Day

No Diet Day

No Homework Day (So you can have time off to be with mom, right?)

Shepherd's and Herdsman's Day, Bulgaria

Tin Hau Festival, Hong Kong (celebration of the goddess Mazu)

Anniversaries Today:

Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey (the first televised royal wedding), 1960

Birthdays Today:

George Clooney, 1961
Tom Bergeron, 1955
Tony Blair, 1953
Bob Seger, 1945
Willie Mays, 1931
Orson Welles, 1915
Stewart Granger, 1913
Rudolph Valentino, 1895
Gaston Leroux, 1868
Sigmund Freud, 1856
Robert E. Peary, 1856
Maximilian Robespierre, 1758

Today in History:

Spanish and German Imperial troops sack Rome, which many consider the end of the Renaissance, 1527
Mogol emperor Babur defeats the Afghans and Bengals, 1529
Henry VIII orders that English Bibles be placed in every church, 1536
Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles, 1682
The first African-American Masonic Lodge (African # 459) forms Prince Hall, Boston, 1787
John Deere produces the first steel plow, 1833
James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald, 1835
Dr John Gorrie patents a "refrigeration machine", 1851
Linus Yale patents the Yale lock, 1851
Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Sioux surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska, 1877
The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris, 1889
George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII, 1910
The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed, 1937
John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath, 1940
Bob Hope performs his first USO show, 1941
Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes, 1954
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel, 1994
Chaiten Volcano erupts in Chile, forcing the evacuation of more than 4,500 people, 2008


  1. Your mention of Versed.. did you see the two videos I included with Wednesday's post? Each of kids post dental surgery.. still high on some meds. You might get a kick out of it considering your Little Bobble head. :)

  2. I did see those, thanks. They were funny.

  3. And a general shout to the universe why -- why is it I run out of kitten formula the day before my shift at the shelter, necessitating an extra trip up there?

    You might want to consider the possibility that the universe does things like this because it makes the universe laugh like a teenage bobble-head. Just a thought.

  4. I agree, Merry.

    The universe has quite a warped sense of humor.


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