Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
and I'm addicted. I've got several friends now and we just play, play, play, Scrabbling for days. I know it's a distraction from life, but I figure it's a good brain exercise. Alzheimer's prevention.
Posted by Lisa at 7:06 AM
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Posted by Lisa at 7:45 PM
Heading up in the elevator this afternoon with the OB from down the hall, just back from his across the street jog from the hospital, I asked, "Any new babies today?"
"Yep," he said, smiling, "just ten minutes ago."
Posted by Lisa at 7:03 PM
It's been a banner year for changing the laws to make voting more difficult. Here, read this. Here's one more example of how some people just don't want some of us to vote. Except for today. Today, Perry filed a lawsuit in Virginia since he didn't get enough signatures to make it on the primaries ballot. He wants to change the rules to make Virginia more like the other states, giving him a little more edge since he didn't follow the rules the first time around. So much for states rights. This, from a guy that a few months ago wanted Texas to secede.
Posted by Lisa at 6:41 PM
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Bag Ladies - Lucky Number 7 and the new rubber chicken for interviews
I traded the most stunning, spectacularly shiny Winter Solstice crystal I've ever seen for this,
We never got around to the book. Poor Wes Moore and the other Wes Moore, we may never read about you two.
Boots, beer and a bonfire...
Posted by Lisa at 11:14 PM
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Posted by Lisa at 2:15 PM
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Posted by Lisa at 8:50 PM
Friday, December 16, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
war's over. Our amazing troops that worked so hard are coming home - well, 4,000 fewer of them that went. We went to "liberate" but ended up killing over 100,000 people and since that's not enough to win hearts and minds, we built a $750 million dollar embassy, just so everybody knows that we're never, ever leaving.
Posted by Lisa at 9:16 AM
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
But today I picked up and I could hear the patient smiling. Hi Lisa! She wanted to tell me all about her new insurance plan. One of the Medicare Advantage plans. Zero premium. Zero copay. Good drug coverage. I kept waiting for the complaint, but it never came. I thought about how we've helped this lady over the years, spending hours hunting down deals on procedures and meds, just to get her through to the next month, weaving her though the health care maze and how hard it must have been for her to ask for help. On my way out tonight I ran into some more patients, an older couple handing over their new 2012 cards for us to scan. They were happy, too. Less expensive. More coverage. Smiling as they spoke about insurance. Unheard of for the past decade. Little by little, we're seeing some changes this year. I got a free Mammogram instead of dipping into my massive deductible. Seniors saved an average of $500 this year on medication costs. Patients got physicals without a copay. This week the Department of Health and Human Services ruled that insurance companies need to spend 80% of the premiums they bring in on actual patient care. Not on marketing. Not on lobbyists. Not on some twenty-year-old in Bangalore denying an MRI while playing Angry Birds. Actual patient care. Imagine that.
I may start answering the phone more often.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Oohhh...so shiny!! I have to throw my Movie Madness peeps a little eye candy every now and then, right? The bar was oh so low to begin with and it just got worse from there. Cliche-filled, moronic, predictable attempt to separate a bunch of people from seven dollars. The gang cried tears of joy from laughing so hard at the absurdity and tried to remember all the sappy one-liners to throw at each other at a later date. Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one!
Posted by Lisa at 2:48 PM
Saturday, December 10, 2011
The Ho Ho Hos just couldn't seem to get through the holidays without a little touchy feely from Santa,
heading to the North Pole for our annual Carefree Celebration, where it's good to be Queen,
for a spot of holiday tea and scones and getting into a little trouble with the Big Guy himself.
Posted by Lisa at 5:54 PM