So I just got back from picking up a prescription at Walgreens. But this was not to be an ordinary pharmacy run, because I had the honor of parking next to an honest to goodness Delorean DMC-12 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Lorean_DMC-12).
My generation grew up with Back to the Future (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_to_the_Future_trilogy), and I've always been a fan-boy, so every DMC I see is a real treat. The kicker was the cheesy-but-cool vanity plate: FLUXXED (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flux_capacitor)
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Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
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Everyone seems to have a passion in life.
For my father, it's hunting. My wife is desperately in love with the TV show Lost (http://abc.go.com/primetime/lost/index?pn=index). My 3 year old son is addicted to "choo-choos (http://brio.knex.com/customer/home.php?cat=375)." As for me, I tend to fluctuate between my interests. At times, I share choo-choo fever with my son. Other times, my green thumb kicks in and I'll spend hours on end working in the yard. Of course, I love gadgets and technology, but every few months I get tired of it and go back to basics.
But, I recently came to realize that my passion is flying. I would love nothing more than to have my own plane (http://www.newpiper.com/aircraft/meridian/) and be able to take off anytime and go anywhere (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Martin). Granted, I have personally never piloted a plane, nor do I have millions of dollars of disposable income to afford my own plane. But if I could, I would quit my job in a heartbeat (the job I love, by the way) to go to flight school (http://www.aviation.ou.edu/about.html), get my commercial pilot's license, and start my own charter service (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wings_(TV_series)) in the Caribbean or Gulf Coast. So, if any of you have a large amount of cash to donate to my cause, I'll gladly accept it.
Posted by Nick_FS at Monday, January 28, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
It has been a long week.
I've been tied up working on the report from the IMSH and running back and forth on campus. And both the kids have been sick. At least it's Friday. I'm looking forward to a weekend of lounging and playing Stick Arena (http://www.xgenstudios.com/play/stickarena), my latest time killer.
Something cool happened this week, though. I had sent Sumocat (http://sumocat.blogspot.com/) a note telling him that I was using Build 52 (http://www.markandtanya.us/scribbles/Build52v2.html) and how cool it was. The next day he mentioned my blog on his site, which was pretty neat. A few days later Gottabemobile (http://www.gottabemobile.com/) had a screenshot from my last blog entry:
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This is cool but now the world knows I can't draw :)
Thanks for the Shout Out!
Posted by Nick_FS at Friday, January 25, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I don't drink coffee. Not usually. I might have a cup on those few occasions that I was unable to sleep the night before, or a pre-bottled Frappuccino (http://www.starbucks.com/grocery/frappuccino.asp) when I need to stay up late. This amounts to maybe once a month at most. Well, all that changed with my trip to San Diego. I decided to get a small iced latte (http://www.starbucks.com/retail/nutrition_beverage_detail.asp?selProducts=%7B34D7DC79%2DD2E0%2D487E%2DA0D3%2DCE1EC7D83680%7D) while waiting for my plane. It was delicious! I did the same for my flight's second leg. Of course, the conference hotel had a Starbucks (www.starbucks.com) in the lobby, and I found myself drawn to it after every workshop. I enjoyed a few more lattes on my trip back, and found myself driving to the nearest Starbucks upon my return home. I haven’t been back in a few days, and I've noticed the world seems a bit bleaker. I'm afraid I'm hooked.
Posted by Nick_FS at Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Just for fun, I thought I would post my current project, a wrap-up report on my trip to the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare. I'm impressed that I can write that small on my tablet.Show/Hide Text
Well, Parker is sick again. He has some respiratory issue. Reactive Air way Dis (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/reactive-airway-disease/AN01420)ease, to be exact. At least, that's what the discharge sheet says. My wife told me the doctor never came in to discuss his diagnosis. In fact, I knew the diagnosis before she did because I looked at the discharge sheet before she did. It irritates me that the ER doc didn't talk to them. I can understand that they are busy, but it shouldn't be the patient's responsibility to hit the web to find out what "Reactive Airway Disease" is. (It's when a child cannot breathe well, btw. Not necessarily asthma, but similar. I'm hoping more acute than asthma as well.) I'm sure he'll be fine, he has his regular 3-year checkup in the morning, perhaps his doctor can fill us in.
Also, in totally unrelated news, I finally started using Sumocat's (http://sumocat.blogspot.com/) Build 52 (http://www.markandtanya.us/scribbles/Build52v2.html) for my Ink Blogging. I've known of it for some time, just never tried using it fit now. It's awesome!
Monday, January 14, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
- Moore, Oklahoma, United States
- I work at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center as a Simulation Technician for the College of Medicine's Clinical Skills and Simulation Center. I also blog in Ink, using OneNote, SnagIt, and Sumocat's Build52 when I need to add some links to ink.