Thursday, March 20, 2008

Funny names

So at my new job (I work as a research director at Primary CHildren's Medical Center) I get to look at A LOT of kids charts. One thing I have really enjoyed are the odd/hilarious/sad/ peculiar names people name their kids. I feel for these kids I really do....sometimes parents are just asking for their kids to hate them later:

My favorite for the day is


NO JOKE! can you IMAGINE the jokes, innuendos, and all sorts of stuff kids will come up with......if i were this kid, i would refuse to ever go to math class

teacher "maximum, what is maximum allowance of volume of h20 in the jar?" \

He better be a poly sci major

Saturday, March 8, 2008

ABC tag

Here we go...
A- Attached or single: Depends on who's asking! attached...
B- Best Friend(s): Mike and Nicholas-right now I am lacking on female friends in SLC (dont worry lyndsi-you are always number one)
C-Cake or Pie: ALLERGIC TO BOTH-damn gluten!
D- Day of Choice: Saturday!
E- Essential Item: insulin pump, timbuk2bag
F- Favorite Color: love them all at different times...right now i am into burnt orange
G- Gummi Bears or Worms: BEARS!!  something about the worms freak me out....maybe cuz i used to experiment on worms
H- Hometown: St. George, UT
I -Indulgence(s):too many to list....soydream, chips and salsa, organic PB, long runs, outdoor equipment (mainly coats....i have about ten different parkas), books, good CDS (way into peter paul and bjorn right now)
J- January or July: Oh man, they are both good.  they are also both right toward the end of the season which makes you kind of sick of that season at the time....but i love them both
K-Kids: does my boyfriend count?  i have plants...thats kind of close
L-Life is incomplete without: diet coke, mike, and the outdoors
M- Marriage Date: April 24th, 2009!  hahahah- JUST KIDDING!  that would be news to the Mister
N- Number of Siblings: 6, good gravy my mom was a champ!  had us all natural too!
O- Oranges or Apples: not into fruit as much as veggies....but id say clementines, but if they are big oranges, then a weirdo
P- Phobias or Fears: Crickets!!!!  no joke-i find spiders fascinating, but i am scared to death of crickets....and being tickled to death...also not a joke, there is NOTHING funny about being tickled
Q- Quote(s): geez i dont know, there really isnt one i live ill go with an old favorite "its better to be a slug than a dead slug, right coach?"
R- Reason To Smile: It is getting warmer outside! i get to go skate skiing tomorrow, and next weekend i am in san horhey mt biking, then i go to SAN FRAN with work  :)  YAY!!
S- Season: spring and fall, the others are good too, but it is best running in spring in fall
T- Tag Six: whoever 
U- Unknown Fact About Me: I once got a pine needle stuck in my ear, i also once got my headdress stuck in the scenery during the korean ballet, hmm.....i have never been stung by a bee, i have three chronic disorders (with 7 kids it is inevitable that one would be defective), i once almost died when the hospital misdiagnosed appendicitis and sent me home on morphine....then they tried to kill me when i came back...long story really, and pretty gross at that (that is a lot more than just pick your favorite)
V- Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animal: i was a vegetarian for six years!  but try to be a vegetarian and are asking for cornmeal the rest of your life
W- Worst Habit: Picking my face (stupid zits).
X- X-Rays or Ultrasounds: hmm....they are both fine, what a dumb question though huh? WHO CARES?  i guess x is difficult...
Y- Your Favorite Food: chips and salsa....the hotter the better...with big chunks of veggies in them....and lots of garlic and cilantro
Z-Zodiac: Sagittarius....and i live up to it too!

Book Tag!

Grab the book nearest you. 
Go to page 123. 
Go to the 5th sentence on the page.
Type in the following 3 sentences.
The performance of the heart is measured in terms of cardiac output-or the rate at which the heart pumps blood into the arterial system.  Defined as heart rate times stroke volume from on ventricle, it averages 100 to 200 milliliters of blood per kilogram of mass per minute in birds.  A large proportion of the oxygenated cardiac output from the left ventricle goes directly to the legs for the purpose of heat loss.

from Ornithology:  second edition.  I wouldn't necessarily recommend this one to anyone....unless you love birds and science and are a big nerd (sadly i really enjoyed this text book and took this class for fun).  I tag Lyndsi and Crystal.