November 28, 2006, 9:05 am

A Cup of Joe, A Stream of Consciousness…It’s Grand Rounds!


Honey, if I needed surgery and my surgeon was a top notch doc, they could do my surgery NAKED, and WITH the cigar.

As long as they wore gloves.

Of course, I would never know as I’d be under anesthesia.

Maybe I could bribe an OR nurse to take a picture.

This could be a problem for male surgeons, though.

ORs tend to be chilly places.

“Shrinkage” could be an issue.

I’m just sayin’.


I used that ad to illustrate this post announcing the new Grand Rounds edition because a couple of posts this week deal with “What Not To Wear” on the job!

Our host this week, Dr. R.W. Donnell at Notes From Dr. RW manages to pull together some very diverse submissions into one very entertaining post.

When you are having fun reading what the submissions are, you know it’s got to be a great Grand Rounds.

Thanks to Dr. R.W. for his inclusion of the Emergiblog burn-out post, and you can imagine my surprise to find my interview with Dr. Kavokin submitted as an entry. I did not pay him, I swear! Thanks Dr. K!


One more reminder: don’t forget to send your Change of Shift submission to at gmail dot com or submit via Blog Carnival. It’s not too late, and don’t feel bad because I will be writing my CoS post later today!



I have been tagged.

By the infamous Dr. Anonymous, no less!

So here, by overwhelming public demand are my five favorite Christmas songs, not necessarily in order of preference, which can change on any given day.

1. The entire soundtrack from “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. All of it. Every note.

2. Merry Christmas (War is Over) by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Great song, and absolutely made for singing in a Christmas pageant, but in all my years I have never heard a class take it on. I guess it is too political, especially these days, but I just like the song. Makes me get a lump in my throat. In fact, almost all Christmas songs make me teary. Very embarrasing in public.

3. Oh, Holy Night. This song needs to be sung by Steve Perry, former Journey lead singer. If that ever happens, I will die a happy woman. Until that happens, I’ll settle for Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, but I don’t see that happening either. Robin just put out a CD of Christmas music and that wasn’t on it. Robin, I need to have a talk with you. Call me.

4. Aspenglow. By John Denver. His “Rocky Mountain Christmas” album has been a staple of my family’s holiday since it was first released on vinyl. Of course that same album has “Please Daddy, Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas” on it, but hey! None of us are perfect.

5. Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives. The minute I hear it I want to run out to the mall and spend all my money on Hallmark ornaments. How can you hear it and sit still!

Okay, I’m supposed to tag five people but I’ll go one better. I know you now have a list in YOUR head after reading my list. Put a blurb in your next post. Tell us what YOUR fav five festive songs are!


  • Too Fat, SN

    November 28, 2006 at 9:19 am

    Ha! NPR just did a story on the history of the music soundtrack to Charlie Brown Christmas this morning. The CBS folks back in the 1960’s did not agree with the jazz music and almost prevented the show from airing. You might be able to find it on their website.

    I too am a John Denver fan.

    Like the new look.

    Too Fat, SN

  • Dr. A

    November 28, 2006 at 7:38 pm

    Thanks for playing along with the meme. I saw John Denver quoted in another blog, but not for that song – it was for 12 days of Christmas with the Muppets! How funny is that?

    Plus, you just had to get a Journey reference in there, huh? Don’t get me wrong, I still have my cassette collection of Journey (remember cassettes? HA!)

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