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November 5, 2006 by BlueDev
Since I have, sort of, been getting the blogging bug back, I thought it might be worth an update post of sorts. It has been since immediately after the move that I wrote much in general about life, and since we are living it in its full glory, well, here you go.

-The physical aspect of moving the NH went well. The emotional aspect has been more trying. For me, I was able to pretty much adapt instantly. I was thrown, head deep, into my new life as an intern. I spent every day around awesome p...
September 29, 2006 by BlueDev
I try not to hate. It rarely does any good, and generally only hurts the hater. There are some exceptions (my bro, Capt. Underpants, can attest to some of my more vitriolic thoughts) though. Some things and/or people are entirely deserving of hate. Upon them, I wish only the worst. One example comes readily to mind:

Ignorant dill-holes who think they should dispense "medical" advice because they learned how to use a keyboard.

I hate them. I hate what they do. I hate the misinformati...
August 27, 2006 by BlueDev
-Wow, been a while.  I didn't even realize how long it had been.  Bad BlueDev.  Bad!

-The doctor-nurse relationship is one of the most fundamental, wonderfully helpful and potentially damning relationships out there.  Trust me.  It is a fascinating dynamic, one which I intend to explore in a future blog.  I suppose this is the teaser trailer.

-I love being a doctor (in training).  My knowledge is surely lacking in many areas, but I already feel I have lea...
August 7, 2006 by BlueDev
I wish I had a backbone.

If I did, I might actually let a few of the regulars here know what I really think and feel about them.  If I did, I wouldn't try so damn hard to be diplomatic in the way I present things.  In the end, I fear I just come off wishy-washy and weak.

I'm sick of it.

But I still don't know if I have the spine to just let it out, be honest, and name names.  I really, really want to, but am too weak.  Perhaps I can find a spare spine somewhere. ...
August 1, 2006 by BlueDev
Sally wrote an article last week about listing some of your favorites from this site.  I have to admit, I was, and am, truly humbled to read that there were a few people who listed me as either their favorite (thanks bro!) or their "most interesting".

In fact, NickyG prodded a little by pointing out the my blogging seems to come in spurts.  To that, I admit full culpability.  These days, I can attribute a lot of that to my schedule.

But not all.

So, I have decided to give...
July 26, 2006 by BlueDev
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July 22, 2006 by BlueDev
It is interesting. 

In the past, when my time here was very regular, I had a pretty good finger on the pulse of JU.  I knew who really got along with who, those who hated each other, those who loved to argue but were congenial at the end of the day, etc.

In short, I was pretty well informed when it came to the net soap operas that sprung up from time to time.

Lately, though, that is not really the case.  My diminished time spent here keeps me from reading all that much.&...
July 9, 2006 by BlueDev
We have all done it.  We have all cussed out those who are doing it.  And yet that doesn't stop us from doing it ourselves, once again, the next time.

We rubberneck.

There is a perverse attraction in observing wrecks.  For whatever the reason, we all want to see what happened.  Perhaps we have delusions of being helpful (because, yeah, by the time we actually get there, they have been just waiting for us and our special talents, right?), perhaps we are curious, or maybe...
June 26, 2006 by BlueDev
I survived.

In fact, it wasn't that bad.  Of course, I am lucky enough to start on a pretty light service.  Oh, and I haven't had call yet.  You know, that time when you are the first line call for a full half of the surgical patients in the hospital.  That's Thursday.

Nope, not too bad at all.  I ran around the floors, a truly confused animal.  Part chicken-with-its-head-cut-off and part deer-in-the-headlights, I was both aimless and frozen with fear.  B...
June 2, 2006 by BlueDev
Maybe I'm tired.  Maybe I'm just in a bad mood.  Either way, I have to ask the following:

What the hell is the deal with people who feel the need to forum bump every damn article they write?

Are you just so damn impatient you can't wait the minute or two it takes for the forum database to update and your article to show up?  I have never forum bumped one of my own articles, yet when I head to the forums I find every single one there, even if they have zero replies. ...
May 28, 2006 by BlueDev
My amazingly talented wife is singing in Carnegie Hall at this very moment.

She is up there with some members of the choral group she is a part of.  She was able to attend a Broadway show last night, went jogging this morning in Central Park, and looks like she will be able to go sailing tomorrow. 

Hopefully she is having a great time.  We figured this was a once in a lifetime experience, so we were glad she was able to go.  So it is just me and the kids.  And we ...
April 13, 2006 by BlueDev
-Writing so Dis Con Nec Ted. . .

A great song, by the way.  Understated, incredibly thunderous bass, and almost uncomfortably restrained vocals, it is one of my Rychian favorites.

-Back from Houston.  What an incredible experience.  It was life altering.  Okay, so I am full of crap.  It was awful.  Not in a really bad sort of awful way, just in a "I spent $1000, plus $500 in airfare, $160 in hotel and $35 for a car just so I could take this idiotic test?"...
March 25, 2006 by BlueDev
This shouldn't really come as a surprise, but I enjoy blogging.  I enjoy writing blogs and I really enjoy reading the blogs of others.  When I have the time, I enjoy surfing random blogs using such services as Blog Explosion or BlogMad.  I also avail myself of the traffic generating features of those services as well, but to be quite honest, that matters less to me than it used to.

For those unfamiliar with those services, you surf the blogs of people who have signed up and ear...
March 16, 2006 by BlueDev
*Note: Le me start off by saying this is not intended as a "suck-up" article.  I hope it doesn't appear that way, it is simply a comment on an observation I recently made and thought others who blog here may find interesting.

I am sure that we have all heard about how the auto-syndication of JoeUser is a benefit to us, the bloggers.  But I wonder if we really appreciate just how much that syndication throughout the community actually accomplishes.  I know I didn't until recentl...
March 15, 2006 by BlueDev
Far too often I sit down to compose a blog entry and then. . .


Just nothing.  My mind cramps, then freezes, then just goes to sleep.  It always seems that my best ideas come at the worst time to try to actually write them down.  But today I think I may have solved that.  I went for a walk.  Yep, a walk.  With a pen and a notebook in my pocket.

It was amazing.  Suddenly I had extra blood feeding my brain cells.  Suddenly they could functi...