Tuesday, June 17, 2008

From:  FFFFound!

I do the same thing!
...from Postsecret

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Tri-State's Top 1,434 Physicians

New York Magazine's 2008 list of the best physicians, listed by specialty, in the tri-state area.

Who picks the doctors?
A New York City research and information company, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. publishes an annual guidebook titled Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, which lists those whom Castle Connolly has determined to be the top 10 percent of the region's physicians—more than 6,000 in all.

How does Castle Connolly decide which doctors are the best?
The firm conducts a peer-review survey. The idea is that medical professionals are best qualified to judge other medical professionals, and if one recommendation is good (think of your doctor referring you to a specialist), multiple recommendations are better.

The 20 best movie twists of all time

Spoiler Alert

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

NYC Bicyclists Get Their Own MapQuest

"The good old New York City Bike Map is about to face some stiff competition. On Sunday, three enterprising cyclists launched "Ride the City," a web site that finds the safest and most efficient routes for those on two wheels. Here's how it works."
Can't wait to get back into the city and find some cool routes.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Unpleasant surprise

Here I am on a Monday evening, marooned in a hospital room, dealing with the most unexpected of events; my mother has cancer.  What started out as lower back pain a few weeks back escalated into searing pain in the mid section, resulting in a visit to the emergency room 9 days ago.  Tests followed, and last Tuesday there was laproscopic surgery to take tissue samples.  Preliminary tests have shown cancer, definitely in the lymph nodes and possibly in other parts of the body as well.  The point of origin has yet to be determined.  Pathology reports will come back this week which will tell us the extent of the cancer spread, how far along it has progressed, and possibly a point of origin.  Then a protocol can be set up to treat the cancer with chemo-therapy.  There are too many lesions for surgical removal of the cancer. 
This is all happening to a woman who has never smoked, rarely drinks, eats mostly organic foods, always takes care of her body, and practices yoga daily.  The first thought that came to my mind when the surgeon told us after performing the laproscopy, that he suspected cancer, was what a fucked up world we live in that something like this is happening to such a good hearted, clean living person with no other medical problems.  This thing really snuck up on us.  I always suspected that something like this might happen, being that my mother has a close family history of cancer, her mother had breast and ovarian cancer, her sister is currently battling breast cancer, and her father's mother also had cancer.  I never pictured we would have to deal with this at such a young age (she is 59) and I never thought it would be so omnipresent in her body.
It took 3 days to come to the realization that this was something that we were going to fight no matter what.  We have supportive friends and family and that is a major help.  We will fight this.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

300 Calorie Food Picture Gallery

The calculated weights of food that equal 300 calories with pictures.  Look how just the slightest bit of mayo = 300 calories.
By the way, I don't believe in counting calories.  You should learn what your body needs and feed it properly based on your hunger.  Eat if you feel like eatin', kna'mean? 

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

New York Magazine - The Coffee Junkie’s Guide to Caffeine Addiction

We're hooked like never before. Is that bad?

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Audioslave - Like a stone