Archive for June, 2012

Spoiler Alert: SCREED!!! Or, On The Stupid, Cowlike, Self-Centered American Public And Their Take On The Health Care Law

Posted by Vicki on June 30th, 2012 under Attitude, being a doc, compassion, critique, screed
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I am a doctor, and, horror of horrors, I LOVE the fact that Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act was upheld by the Supreme Court, and, not only that, while my opinion of Chief Justice Roberts hasn’t changed a whole hell of a lot, he has definitely earned a point in his favor, not only because […]

The Fatness Of The Fittest: Exercising a little more is not an excuse to eat a lot more

Posted by Vicki on June 25th, 2012 under Big FAT Bunnies, Exercise, fitness, Weight Gain
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For a minute I actually thought all this exercise was causing more thermogenesis — I mean, there is no such thing as spontaneous energy, right?  As I recall, energy orignates, essentially, from the burning of matter.  Doesn’t the saying go, “matter is neither created nor destroyed?” That is, matter can morph into energy and vice […]

a sight for sore eyes

Posted by Vicki on June 21st, 2012 under Attitude, Uncategorized, venting
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My flight landed on time — at about 4:30 p.m.  The last leg of the trip, from Detroit to Pittsburgh, took 39 minutes.  No glitches with baggage claim, finding my car (stepping into the parking lot into the 90 degree heat was such a relief — I had been looking forward to returning to this […]

there’s no place like home

Posted by Vicki on June 19th, 2012 under Attitude, being a doc, Exercise, gluttony, venting, Weight Gain
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this post is not going to use upper case letters.  it is too much trouble.  here i am in beautiful san diego, in a beautiful room in a beautiful hotel, and all i can think of is that i can’t wait to go home tomorrow.  although i have to get up at 4:30 a.m., i […]

35,000 Steps

Posted by Vicki on June 18th, 2012 under Attitude, Exercise, fitness, weight management
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For real.  Yesterday, the day started with a four mile run along the bayfront promenade, alomg which others were biking, walking amd jogging or running at 6 am, like I was.  The promenade gets very crowded in the afternoons, but that early in the morning, it’s peaceful with the fog rolling in from the bay, […]

Wipe, Flush & Wash. In that order, please, ladies!

Posted by Vicki on June 17th, 2012 under Attitude, critique, unmitigated frustration
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I am burning the midnight oil, although here in San Diego (it’s cold here!  66 degrees when the plane touched the tarmac!)  it is only about 8:30 pm.  I started my day in Pittsburgh, 6 am their time (my time, actually) and now it is 11:30 my time and I am still going strong. In […]

The Halfway House

Posted by Vicki on June 9th, 2012 under Attitude, reflections in a golden eye
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I think it is time to confess:  I am the full-time resident of a halfway house, with my glass forever at the halfway mark.  I am a halfway kind of a girl.  Not that I do things halfway, because I most definitely do not.  When it comes to projects, my approach is one big cliche, […]

Time for a Full Time Personal Assistant, Cheap!

Posted by Vicki on June 3rd, 2012 under Attitude, being a doc, Exercise, fitness, Lifestyle, stress management
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I can’t let it bother me that for the first time in ages,  there were zero  ( count ’em) visitors to this site Thursday May 31.   Maybe it is because I did not post anything on Thursday, and that is my usual posting day, very reliably, with the exception of two days ago.  That […]