Friday, November 20, 2009

A Question:

Why did I need an incision that required six stitches (six on the outside, 3 on the inside) to remove a freckle?

Monday, November 16, 2009

You picked a fine time

I got some freckles removed today (since my mom had melanoma, dermatologists remove any suspicious freckles or moles right away just in case). The only music they had was Kenny Rogers, on random. "Lucille" played three times during the short procedure. While I was getting dressed, I saw they left the freckles in the vials that are going to be sent to the lab.

If you want to see the full-sized version of the photo, you can click this tiny photo of the vials.

(One of my favorite episodes of Reno 911! stars Kenny Rogers).

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Your Retinas Look Like Space

After bugging my optometrist in California 3 weeks in a row, I finally got a copy of the digital retinal scans of my eyes.

They're from 2004, but since I've been studying optics, I wanted to see them again.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Not walking long enough

I saw a Chihuahua walking on a leash a couple days ago that was so fat that I thought they invented a new dog breed: a mini Bulldog.

I grew up with a Chihuahua that was 19 lbs when she should have weighed 10 lbs or 11 lbs, and she was probably about half as fat as this dog.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

After Halloween, you don't expect to see Halloweenia

The last couple days, I've been startled a few times by the Halloween severed fake hand that my cats have been playing with.

Yesterday, I threw away the trash at work, and there was a full-sized, stuffed, Halloween body complete with scary Halloween mask-face in the dumpster, face up. I was too startled/scared to think of taking a photo.

Staged photo of Dinah and her severed hand.

Monday, November 02, 2009

I really am defensive about my bone density

My poem "Bone Scan" is in the newest issue of Wicked Alice!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Video of Me Reading My Poems "Alternative Medicine" and "The Suitor" at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival

Kris took these videos of me reading at the festival.