Today we are going to talk about 3 subjects that I want to catch up on. Don't worry they are not too serious. We are taking a break from the hospital tour for the weekend b/c there are a lot of pictures and its good to do those during the week. I hope everyone is doing well at home. It seems to be hot there finally and there has been good rain for the crops. I am really officially 1 month from being out of here and in Kuwait ready to go to Georgia. I will spend a week there with paperwork before I can come home. The weather here has been a little better 115-120 but today was a new sensation that is miserable. When the wind shifts to come out of the south it meant storm last time. The ocean is south of us and the desert is to the north. When the wind blows out of the north it feels like a hair dryer in your face. Now that it is 120's the wind out of the south means humidity. What we all noticed was that the metal CHU's we live in had a layer of moisture on the outside from the bottom up of about 1/3 of the way and the ground actually looks moist. It has given it a different level of miserable b/c it feels like home but with 20 more degrees. I really would prefer the hair dryer over the humidifier. Work has been slow with really no cases to schedule or cases to do. It has been quiet. Hopefully it stays that way.
Subject #1 is Dean's radish farm.
This is Dean with his new dirt from a package that I got from my office at home. They sent us a bag of dirt with some other assorted candy and things to make life easier. He has been blowing bubbles with our new bubble dispenser. The biggest thing that made him smile as big as I have seen him is this bag of dirt. He thanks everyone in the office as well as I. You can see that in the garden that he has made the dirt black now and we hope that the minor transplantation activity will keep them healthy. He has surrounded the area with picket fences and pelican's. This is too scare off the ants. The other thing you can't see is bottle of insecticide spray that I believe he has coated all avenues of travel into and out of his garden. I just to let you know here that those are flamingo's instead of pelican's. HE HE. Some body don't think I know the difference but they grow up in Pawnee City and talk like Larry the Cable Guy. Did you like my grammar there also. Classic verbose from the southeastern part of the state. Anyway we have accomplished a real garden feel here but are concerned that the lack of time will not yield a healthy crop.
The second subject today is of the show GLEE. They had the season finally of this show which I thought was rightly named Journey. I am going to go into my lecture mode here so listen carefully. If you remember all the points that I made for you to watch this show it will make sense. The first point is the music. They had the finals to go to nationals and they used a medley from the group Journey and it was awesome. Song's like "Don't Stop believen" were in it. My Lucas at home knows this song. I know this appeals to all of the basic 40+ age group at least but what is cool about Journey is that it's music transcends time. That was a deep analogy. There are groups that due this and the other is Queen. The other music on the show was from then. In particular the Bohemian Rhapsody. If you are in high school and are reading this you need to listen to it because this song will transcend time also. Then watch the movie Wayne's World to get the whole effect of the coolness of this song. What I love about this song is that anyone can sing it. As I am writing this I am listening to it b/c I can multitask. I learned that on this deployment. What is really cool about this song is because it is one of the funnest songs ever made that you can sing along to. I know funnest is not a word but I think it kind of works here. You can see yourself singing that Galileo part with your super high voice and low voice and . You can sing it with friends in multiple parts. You then completely rock out like those dudes from Wayne's World when the heavy metal part of the song comes on. What you do is shake your head back and forth as hard as you can until you make yourself sick or pass out. ------------------. Sorry just came to from doing that. Then at the end with all your friends with your arms around each other you sway back and forth in a big line and sing "nothing really matters to me." Cool huh. So if your homophobic or scared that you might like a show that is named glee then this should tell you it is pretty cool. The rest of the points that I made with it come to a great ending to season 1. The title of the show, Journey, not only signifies the music but the show. I will not give away the ending but it's purpose was to tell you about the journey. They made a great point in the fact that they had to place at Sectionals in order to keep the group alive. Whether they did that or not was irrelevant b/c what the kids of the group learned was tolerance for each other, working as a team, believing in each other, caring about each other despite there differences, and the fact that winning wasn't the most important thing. It was the journey to get there. The experiences they had, the friendships they developed, the whole process of working hard for a dream. There are different levels of talent out there for each one of us. We have abilities to succeed at some of them and not at others. If we are a part of team though gives you friendships and experiences that will last. The show teaches you that you don't have to be the main singer to be a part of a group. This is important through all aspects of life and work. From basketball teams to working in a clinic. We need people to succeed at each aspect of their job or activity. Give everything you can to make yourself successful and in turn will make your team successful. I know your thinking that this guy is weird for liking this show but I like it the most b/c it just doesn't make you laugh. It makes you think, laugh, and sing. Pretty cool.
The last subject is I got the gift from the clinic. Just wanted to show you a picture of one of them.
There is something about a big sucker like this that just makes you happy. You know why? I thought so, so I'm going to tell you my reason. It makes you feel like a kid again. I wouldn't say that my parents didn't ever buy me one of those when I was little and that is what makes me like them now. They probably did but if you are like me and I see one with my kids the first thing is you think that they will never eat all of it, The second is they are going to make a mess out of themselves, their cloths, and whatever vehicle/human/object that comes in contact with them. I was discouraged from getting them but now it just feels great to get one of these suckers and feel like a kid again. The other things that induce those feeling are cotton candy, snow cones, and singing Bohemian Rhapsody. They gave a little fan that you can put water in it so you can spray yourself when its hot. Just had to go to the bunker for what was suppose to be a possible threat but we are safe. The fan thing worked great. Thanks for all the gifts