Aerden (aerden) wrote,

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You Are Bold And Brave

But daring? Not usually.

You tend to like to take calculated risks.

So while you may not be base jumping any time soon...

You are up for whatever's new and (a little) exciting!

That's actually pretty accurate. Neat!

Work: The last day at the Lighthouse was amazingly good, except for having to leave. (g) There was enough work! Patsy and I were both kept busy all day; usually, it's been one of us or the other, lately. Maybe things are actually picking up.

Medical Transcription Word of the Day: biphosphonates - A class of drugs used to treat bone cancer, osteoporosis, and hypercalcemia. Brand names include Aredia, Fosamax, and Zometa. Biphosphonates work by targeting parts of bone which contain high concentrations of osteoclasts (cells which destroy old bone). The biphosphonates balanced the levels between osteo clasts and osteoblasts, which create new bone. Bone cancer cells give off chemicals which induce the osteoclasts to work harder. This causes more calcium than usual to be absorbed into the bloodstream and weakens bone.

Dinner Together? Same Restaurant? Mark and I decided to see separtate movies, tonight. He wanted to see robots, and I wanted to see Hitch. Hitch was lots of fun! I strongly recommend that you all go see it; it's very funny, and it says some true things about relationships while also being very amusing. :) It stars Will Smith.

We had dinner at The Black-Eyed Pea, and even though I ate the grilled chicken Caesar salad, I am still stuffed!

Legally-Sanctioned Murder: Terry Shiavo's situation is appalling. I can't believe they ordered her feeding tube removed--again.

I would not want to be kept alive on a ventilator, if I were brain-dead. But this woman's not on a ventilator, and she appears to be showing signs of having some self-awareness. Therefore, I think it's tantamount to murder, to remove her feeding tube. I also think it's just plain cowardly.

If you're going to murder someone, at least have the balls to be up-front about it, and do it with a weapon. At least it would be a swift death, rather than making the person die of thirst and starvation. And maybe, if the judge who ordered this had had to put a bullet through the woman's head himself, he might have thought twice before issuing this order. Instead, he was able to simply tell the medical people to do it for him--even though part of their professional ethic is to first, do no harm. I'm sure they were thrilled at being forced to do this judge's dirty work.

Okay, realistically, they probably asked for volunteers, but still....

morsefan also has commentary on this, more intelligent than my own, I suspect.

Mood with regard to this topic: appalled and disgusted

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