1. A sales rep came in and heard that one of our patients was named Jamie and said, "Hmm. That's unusual." Really? I looked back on our schedule and we've had a different Jamie coming in every single day this week. And clearly she did not grow up in Southern California in the 80s because you couldn't throw your jelly shoe 5 feet without hitting a Jamie on her blonde head (Fact 1: With the rare exception, all Jamies are blonde. Fact 2: I never actually owned a pair of jelly shoes.) There were at least 3 girls named Jamie at church just in my age group. And dozens at school. It would be like someone in about 10 years saying "Madison? You don't hear that one very often."
2. Last week our postman came into the office and said, "Today's my last day on the route, ladies. You'll be getting Crazy-Eyed Larry back." Rad! Who doesn't love a postman with crazy eyes?
3. It's so hot here that baby lizards are coming inside our office to cool down. One in an exam room and another in the x-ray room. He was no doubt trying to break into my Fortress of Solitude. And we just got word that one was found in the surgery up on the 4th floor. I like to imagine it took the elevator up.
4. This is my 501st post. Wooo! Some people would celebrate their 500th but some people are also better at noticing milestones when they occur. Typing that just made me think how odd it is that we put so much emphasis on 5s and 10s. You never hear of people going big for 51st anniversaries but give us a 50th and we bust out the balloons. But such is the world we live in. So let's show them all and go crazy over this 501st. Let's dance in the streets and erect statues and wave flags and throw confetti and raise our glasses of ginger ale to 501 more! At the very least I think we should all enjoy a refreshing Slurpee after work.