Obladi oblada-Life goes on

Friday, February 25, 2005

Some people have too much time on their hands.....I think there are more important things to worry about!

TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) -- Animal rights activists are disgusted by a new candy from Kraft Foods Inc. that's shaped like critters run over by cars -- complete with tire treads.

The fruity-flavored Trolli Road Kill Gummi Candy -- in shapes of partly flattened snakes, chickens and squirrels -- fosters cruelty toward animals, according to the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

"It sends the wrong message to children, that it's OK to harm animals. And that's the wrong message, especially from a so-called wholesome corporation like Kraft," said society spokesman Matthew Stanton.

The society is considering petition drives, boycotts and letter-writing campaigns to get the candy pulled from the market, Stanton said.

After receiving a complaint from the NJSPCA Wednesday, Kraft officials pulled an animated advertisement from Trolli's Web site that featured car headlights and animals.

No other decisions on changes have been made, said Kraft spokesman Larry Baumann.

"If you look across the Gummi category we certainly have many products that are offbeat, and that's what we were doing in this case," Baumann said. "We didn't mean to offend anyone."

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Just sending a blessing to all the servicemen and servicewoman serving our country. Today's ER episode reminded me about the gravityof their jobs. Mr. Bush, please send them home!
All is settled in at the new place! I love it! In other happenings today, I had a neoplasia lab, which was pretty cool. I actually got to hold lots of different types of tumors in my hand. The funny story for the day is, upon looking at a pair of lungs and windpipe, a girl in my group asked if the patient died. The instructor said, "Well, we are looking their organs....so what do you think?" Isn't it a bit scary that that student is going to be a doctor? I will be sure to warn you when she graduates.

Friday, February 18, 2005

I will be moving this weekend. My internet will not be back up till Wednesday, so nothing new till then. Have a great weekend!

Monday, February 14, 2005

Happy Valentine's Day to my sweetheart!
I love you Keith!

Sunday, February 13, 2005

To up-date my previous post:

Much of the marvel of medicine has to do with discovery. Mapping the human genome, the complete sequence of DNA, gave scientists a blueprint for building a person, making it the No. 1 medical story, according to a distinguished panel CNN gathered to rank the top 25 medical stories of the past quarter-century.
I am preparing for my move now. The moving part sucks, but looking back through old things is quite fun. I came across an autobiography that I wrote in 7th grade today. It is amazing how much has NOT changed in 8 years.... I still like the same things (pizza, Taco Bell, TV), hate the same things (being late, smokers) and have similar aspirations for my life (becoming a doctor (at the time I was also considering becoming a teacher) and having a family). One always looks back and thinks how much things have changed, but really just age and responsibilites change, what we want in life and the things that make us happy/sad never really change. Just something to ponder for the day!

Friday, February 11, 2005

The 12 types of medical students

I am not sure what type I am, but I can see an example of each in my class!

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Saw a great bumper sticker today: Republicans for Voldemort.

The Comic Strip that inspired it (acquired via a Google search, I love Google)

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Top medical stories
CNN will release the No. 1 medical story on February 13

2. Stem cells
3. Cloning
5. Living liver transplant
6. Self-contained artificial heart
7. Prozac
8. Seatbelt laws
9. Overweight America
10. Body mass index
11. Phen-Fen
12. Low-carb diet
13. Cosmetic surgery boom
14. Gene therapy
15. Anthrax attack
16. West Nile/SARS
17. Prescription drug advertising
18. Tobacco settlement
19. Silicone breast implant settlement
20. Reproductive surgery
21. Laser-eye surgery
22. Mad cow
23. ADHD
24. Tylenol tampering
25. Viagra

Tuesday, February 01, 2005