Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Weekly Wonderings #95

1. Do not ever believe the scheduling person when she tells you that the MRI on your elbow is "easy as pie."

2. Instead, believe the technician who administers MRIs when she tells you that procedure is "the most painful and difficult one to do."

3. Are ear buds plastic? And can we extend the cords all the way out of the MRI machine so that we can listen to, I don't know, Bruce Springsteen for the 47 minutes we're having the MRI done?

4. Have the manufacturers of MRIs ever considered having someone like, I don't know, Def Leppard, perform along with the sounds generated by the MRI so I can be deafened in a good way rather than a BAM-BAM-BAM-BAMBAMBAMBAM way?

5. Am I giving away good ideas that I should have patented in some primitive way before mentioning it to my three readers? (Hi, Joanne! Hey, Dana! Yo, Jenica!)

6. Memo to all: When you're asked to write down your email address, cursive might not be the best choice to use.

7. That is, unless you don't want to receive the middle school's weekly newsletter.

8. Regarding email addresses, might I suggest you set up a fairly "formal" email that automatically forwards to your regularly used one. Do you really want the school to send notes about your child's bad behavior to "Mamilicious" or "CrazyLee"?

9. Yeah, even though I swore not that long ago that I would not volunteer to help in any more lame-ass endeavors unless I was completely and utterly in charge, I am now doing the weekly email newsletter for Eldest's middle school.

10. I can offer only this in my defense: I said I'd do a six-week hitch as the editor close to a year ago. Time does really fly, eh?


cjm said...

I totally agree about #8. And I really hate MRIs. I had to have one done on my knee a few years ago and they stuck me in the machine with my head barely in the cone part. I've never been claustrophobic but I swear to all things holy, if they would have moved me in an inch more I would have hit that panic button. How do, um, large people fit in there?!

Maddy said...

Yes I know about signing up as a volunteer! Eek! And yes you're right you should have patented it before you spilled the beans.

Maggie May said...

MRI = suck. i'm sorry.

Mary Witzl said...

I feel exactly the same about MRIs. Personally, I wish they could make them with a hole for you to stick your arm out of so that you could squeeze someone's hand during the whole process. I was sure that the nurses who were supposed to be out there were off in some room, yakking, eating danishes and sipping coffee. Picturing that didn't help me a bit.

My sympathies about the newsletter. In Japan, they make parental volunteering heavy duty; PTA service is obligatory and even having a full time job is no excuse for not doing one's duty.

D... said...

Hey right back! ;) I think you are on to something with music being fed into an MRI. You might want to look into it. Anything to calm & relax someone has to be a good idea, right?

Having to endure an MRI, I hope you received good news afterward.

I think you'll be great as the middle school editor. Fun times! ;)

Not Afraid to Use It said...

I am totally in agreement on the email thing. What the hell? How do you expect anyone to take you seriously with these crazy email handles?

Not Afraid to Use It said...

Oh, and which 25 questions meme did you refer to on my blog? I've Googled it, and there are tons. :)

Jillie Bean (AKA Bubba's Sis) said...

What am I? Chopped liver? You better make that FOUR readers and give a shout-out to your favorite Miss America, Bubba's Sis!!!!


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