April 2007

We were painting PY and J house on Sunday. The radio was on and I kept hearing jokes about the freeway collapsing. I thought may be they were referring to the big collapse during the 89 earthquake.
Sure enough they were talking about early Sunday morning.
A section of Oakland’s busy MacArthur Maze that funnels traffic onto the Bay Bridge collapsed early Sunday morning after a speeding tanker truck hauling 8,600 gallons of gasoline hit a guardrail at 3:45 AM overturned and exploded into flames. It was reported that the flames from the blaze reached up to 200 feet high. It took firefighters about two hours to extinguish. Intense heat from the flames exceeded 2,750 degrees and caused the steel beams holding up the interchange from eastbound I-80 to eastbound Interstate 580 above to buckle and bolts holding the structure together to melt, causing a 250-yard section of the roadway to collapse onto the roadway below.
Miraculously there was only one person injured, it was the driver of the truck. He walked away from the accident hailed a taxi and went to the hospital to be treated for burns to his upper body.

My heart goes out to all the commuters that funnel through that area.


“No one could ever know me
No one could ever see me
Seems you’re the only one who knows
What it’s like to be me
Someone to face the day with
Make it through all the rest with
Someone I’ll always laugh with
Even at my worst I’m best with you, yeah…

Can you guess what song that is from ??? It is very popular…

I want to travel.  I want to go away and not come back for a few weeks.  I want to see the sun set with one of those fancy drinks with and umbrella in it.  I want to shop in stores I have never been in with a bunch of money in my pocket.  I want to sit and watch and band play music and enjoy the sound. I want to have a chocolate on my pillow when I ‘m ready to hit the sack.  I want to stay up late and watch some sappy movie in the hotel room and not have to worry about getting up to go anywhere in the next day.   I want to meet nice people and have a great conversation.  I want a nice man to notice me and make googlie eyes at me. I want my toes to feel warm in my flip-flops. I want a warm breeze to gentle blow thru my hair.  I want to eat the nicest food that I did not have to cook. I want to not have a care in the world.

Just writing all these things kind of makes me feel like I am on vacation.  I guess it is just a state of mind.  May be tomorrow when I go to work I can think of these things and be content


1. A day without sunshine is like night.

2. On the other hand, you have different fingers.

3. 42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.

4. 99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.

5. Remember, half the people you know are below average.

6. He who laughs last, thinks slowest.

7. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

8. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese

in the trap.

9. Support bacteria. They’re the only culture some people have.

10. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

11. Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.

12. If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.

13. How many of you believe in psycho-kinesis? Raise my hand.

14. OK, so what’s the speed of dark?

15. When everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.

16. Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.

17. How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges?

18. Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines

19. What happens if you get scared half to death, twice?

20. Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?

21. Inside every older person is a younger person wondering, “What the

hell happened?”

22. Just remember — if the world didn’t suck, we would all fall off.

23. Light travels faster than sound. That’s why some people appear

bright until you hear them speak.

24. Life isn’t like a box of chocolates, it’s more like a jar of

jalapenos. What you do today, might burn your butt tomorrow

Well, in another three weeks Big sis graduates from college.  I am so proud of her.  She worked her little butt off at Berkeley.  She is right in the middle of completing major reports and studying for finals.   The odd thing is she is really going to miss school.  Not so much the writing of reports or taking the test, but the learning and the rich and unusual culture of Berkeley.  She said she is going to soak up as much as she can in the next three weeks from her beloved Berkeley.  We went shopping for a cute little outfit to wear understand the cap and gown.  Big sis does not like to shop and especially for clothes for herself.  We have gone to several different stores to shop and have come up nothing.  Keep in mind, Big sis shops for months for one a pair of tennis shoes.  It has to be a low price and a good quality.  I admire Big sis for having the patience to search for months for something.  If I cannot find what I am looking for at the shops then I just give up or find a substitute with in a few days.
This will start a new chapter for Big sis and I am so excited for her. Like all Mamas they only want the best for their babies.

While watching the View it was announced that the reason the bees are all dying is because of cell phones. They can’t handle all the high pitches coming off cell phone rays and get confused easily passing out or not making it back home. It is called Colony Collapse Disorder and is spreading all over the world. I looked all over the place for information on the bees and cell phones and the results were very sparse. According to one article cell phones are the 3rd worst contributor to bees dying but it didn’t say what 1 and 2 were.

Now the question is would you give up your cell phone to save the bees well would you?

Medical fact;
When doctors measure blood pressure for the first time in a patient they should check both arms, as the readings may differ significantly.
This guideline isn’t followed everywhere. For example,
one case where a patient was being taken on and off his medication every couple of months simply because every time he visited the doctor, the reading was taken from a different arm.

Blood pressure also changes very quickly when taken on the same arm.  I once took a patient’s blood pressure when they first entered the exam room and charted the reading; the doctor walked in 1/2 hour later and took the patient’s blood pressure again, the reading was different.  This same doctor came out of the room and proceeds to tell me off, questioning my skills as a nurse.  I bit my tongue and thought you idiot blood pressures changes quickly.  You had that patient sitting in your exam room for 1/2 hour waiting.  What the bleep do you expect?  Now I think back on it 1/2-hour wait was not all that bad, at late when I go into to see the doctor I wait for 1 hour or more.

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