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Stop what you’re doing and watch

September 7, 2010

Suddenly Sunday (with Pixar Undies!)

June 28, 2009

Sunday evening at the end of a weekend on call. Highlights of today include sitting with my wife on the couch eating Orange Sherbet. Man, that stuff is good. I have always considered Mint Chocolate Chip to be the flavor of summer, but am beginning to reconsider  sherbet (either lime or orange) as a worthy rival. We got Parker a swing off of Craigslist for $12. I’ll politely ask Jen to post some pictures of the joy that will ensue.

In Tampa (obviously) and even here in Nashville, there are Wal-Mart stores that have a hispanic clientele and are thus more Spanish-friendly. That has nothing to do with the purchases we made, but hopefully it helps paint a picture. We went to the little boy’s underwear aisle where we let li’l A pick out a new pack of underpants. Not old enough for Transformers and frankly he doesn’t know anything about them. The Sesame Street undies were too expensive. Jen didn’t like the Cars set, so it came down to Thomas and Pixar. He already has the Thomas and Friends 4-pack, so we got the Pixar undies 7-pack including: Lightning McQueen x2, Buzz Lightyear x2, Wall-E, Mr. Incredible with Dash (perfect for racing stripes), and Nemo.  These are not available on, but I cannot imagine that you’d really be interested in seeing the packaging (pun intended).

To get back to the topic of a previous post, Jen and I spent $60 going to see Star Trek a few weeks ago. It breaks down as follows: $16 tickets, $35 babysitter, $4 movie food. Okay, maybe that’s $55, but it seemed like $60. Maybe we payed the babysitter more. The point is, it is hard for us to get out and see movies these days. thankfully it was an enjoyable experience for both of us. I always remember my dad taking me to see Star Trek movies on the big screen. I knew that this movie was in production prior to his passing away and would have driven down to Oxford to watch it with him.

Of note, tonight is call # 107 out of 108 total for this academic year. Below is a happy neutrophil.



June 3, 2009

So, I have not had a chance to update this in a while. Recent things that I have desired to discuss include:

1. Why we spent $60 going to see Star Trek

2. Parker is walking

3. Avery took swimming lessons

4. I like Cherry Coke

5. So You Think You Can Dance is on

If any of those topics sound interesting, please let me know and I’ll gladly expound upon them. Thanks.

Drinking From the Fire Hydrant

June 30, 2008

Ever get that feeling that you’re just going to “freshen up” under Niagra Falls, roast weenies next to the space shuttle, or take care of that fly with a hand grenade? Sorry I haven’t been so good about replying to comments or posting as much as I’d like. Get a load of this: when I’m on call, I will be taking calls from the Hematology/Oncology service, the Bone Marrow Transplant service, the ER, outside physicians, in-house consults, and families of existing patients that might have questions. Anyone else want to throw their name in the pot? Might as well have a mysterious red phone in the room that connects me to the Kremlin.

All that to say, I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed. On a good note, was able to go to Oxford over the weekend and see my dad. he is in good spirits and it was really good to spend some time with him. I must claim some success as he has now watched the first 3 seasons of Battlestar Galactica and has season 4 in his netflix queue whenever that might be released (aka not anytime soon). Have received a number of updates from Traveler, our north-bound Appalachian trail thru-hiker and will post these soon as well.

Later,   Avery

No Limits

June 7, 2008

Couple of things happened today which have culminated in this post.

1. Jen and I got new cell phones today after 3 years with our old phones. For the first time, I have a phone with a camera. Because of this, I must take pictures of people and have the photo appear whenever I get a call.

2. We finished Season 3 of Battlestar Galactica tonight. Wow. Great finish to a wild season. I’m going to have to wait for Season 4 on DVD, as I don’t currently nor will I own the SciFi channel any time soon. For the potential reader who is watching season 4 in real time, I will shoot you if you spoil anything.

So, here we are. I just spent 20 minutes scouring the internet for a Battlestar Galactica ringtone for my phone. There, I said it. Kinda like Val Kilmer as Doc Holiday in Tombstone says “My hypocrisy knows no bounds.” My nerdness knows no bounds. I found that the AT&T website only had the theme to the original series, which is fairly generic. There were a few other websites that offered themes, but I didn’t feel like paying $20 for one ringtone (there were hidden fees, I read the fine print).

Josh and I toyed around with assigning characters to some of my friends. The actual actor would show up instead of their picture when they called. Sorry to publicly include you in this Josh, but don’t worry, my readership is fairly low. I would obviously be approaching this as if I were old man Adama. I have reserved Apollo for Avery jr. whenever he gets a phone (don’t worry, this is years off). If anyone out there would like to make a case as to who you might be in Avery’s cellphone BSG line-up, please let me know. Should I make Jennifer be Laura Roslin? Who gets to be Starbuck? Very hard questions.

As another aside, this is at least the second post where I have included a Val Kilmer tag, probably a sign of how no one will read this.

Save Your Marriage!

April 4, 2008

Jen Reed forwarded this article to me today entitled ‘Battlestar Galactica’: Why It Might Save Your Marriage. I’ve been talking-up the series for a while and if you haven’t see it…



March 25, 2008

The behind-the-scenes marketing for the new Batman movie is remarkable. A lot of attention has been given to Heath Ledger’s performance in the upcoming film and rightly so, but I think there’s going to be a lot more than just Batman vs. Joker in this film. Click over to and see for yourself. A ‘grassroots’ campaign, complete with a touring campaign van that’s promotong Harvey Dent for DA of Gotham City. I don’t know if Two Face will make an actual appearance in the film, but they’re setting up the Batman franchise. For once, the characters are believable, and that goes a long way in ‘comic book’ movies.


BSG on Letterman

March 22, 2008

Thanks to Josh for supplying the link to this:

Almost finished with season 2.5 and have season 3 primed. I like it that they’re planning on finishing after 4 seasons. To me, that saves us from a series that lasts too long and overstays its welcome.

New Category

March 21, 2008

I have created a new category on the Blog today entitled Science Fiction. I have the feeling that this will be a highly-utilized category and want to get it kick-started. Was cruising over to to find some free on-line coverage of March Madness when, there before mine eyes something did appear. A small picture of Kirk and Spock with the words Star Trek: The Original Series. View Full Episodes. How could I not click on it?

Also included in the free series online include season one of MacGyver. I completely admit that these shows could have been free online for months, but I just found them today, so they’re new to me.

Like Christmas morning

March 18, 2008

According to, my copy of Battlestar Galactica Season 3 is somewhere between Lexington, KY and here. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if you’ve never watched this show, you’re not fully living (vicariously).