Posted on 2008.07.07 at 00:25
Fuck the Certain Price of Goods (干货计价处 / 乾[幹]貨計價處) = A translation of "Dry Goods Pricing Department" on a sign at supermarket in China. The merger of the traditional character for "dry" (乾) and the character meaning "to do" (幹), also commonly used to denote the vulgarity "fuck," into one single simplified character (干) [dry] likely led to this confusion.  The characters comprising the word for "pricing" or "valuation" (计价 / 計價) can be translated separately as "certain" (计 / 計) and "price" (价 / 價).
Posted on 2008.04.01 at 04:42
10. Plica semilunaris
You may not know it, but you have a third eyelid. Pull open the two more noticeable eyelids and take a look -- it's located right in the corner by the tear duct. This small third eyelid is left over from what's known as a "nictitating membrane," which is still present in full form in some animals including chickens, lizards and sharks.
9. Body hair
No doubt we were once hairier. Up until about 3 million years ago, we were covered with body hair. But by the time Homo erectus arrived, the ability to sweat meant we could shed our woolly ways.
Doctors don't really know much about sinuses -- only that we have a lot of them. Possibilities for their function range from insulating our eyes to changing the pitch and tone of our voice.
Adenoids trap bacteria, but they're also prone to swelling and infection. Just ask any 7-year-old. Luckily, our adenoids shrink with age and are often removed, along with ...
Also prone to swelling and infection. If you still have them when you reach your 30s, it's almost an accomplishment.
More useful as a game-winning Scrabble word than as part of the anatomy, the coccyx or tailbone, is made up of several fused vertebrae left over from the olden days when we had tails.
4. Arrector pili
When we were hairier (see No. 9), the arrector pili made the hairs stand on end when we needed to appear bigger and scarier. Now, it just gives us goose bumps.
3. Wisdom teeth
Back in the day, when we ate mammoth meat off the bone and didn't floss afterward, our teeth tended to fall out. Therefore, when those reserve molars, aka "wisdom teeth," came in, they were welcomed. Nowadays, fluoride and dental plans have made them just a huge pain.
Darwin claimed the appendix was useful for digestion during our early plant-eating years; it's dwindled down to little since we started eating more digestible foods.
1. Male nipples
Posted on 2008.03.20 at 01:16
Current Mood: depressed
Current Music: Hung my Head- Johnny Cash
Hey friends. I haven't updated my livejournal in a coons age. So it is almost a year working in Detroit at Henry Ford Hospital. It has been stressful working in the cardiac icu. People dying left and right is not fun. I am still nervous sometime going to work. With someone's live in your hand you don't really want them to crook. I have had to shock couple of my patients so far none of my patients have died on my shift. I will not allow it, too much paper work. They can crash but they will not burn. I will keep them pumping with vasopressors.
Valentines day was crazy. I worked during the day and it was fine but throughout the night 5 passed. It was the most in one day for our unit. I come back the next morning and there were more empty beds then when I left the night before. Now I am working night shift it is more calm. I can actually listen to some music on my ipod while working, of course I only use one head phone in my non dominate ear. So when someone is going into V-tach I will hear the alarms.
Today I have been productive trying to get my investments on track. I started 403b plan and also a stock trade online. I will invest 1grand into something not yet know, I am still researching. Telecommunication is a big sector along with biochem/pharma and semiconductors. I can't wait to do some live trading. I am going to start small investing in smaller priced share and try some higher shares. I also started a long term investment through mutual funds.
I also finished my taxes. I am not happy paying the state of Michigan 200 some dollars. I got some money back from the feds hopefully more if W. Bush tax cut is true. So in May I took 3 days vacation time off. But how I scheduled my work I don't have to work for 2 weeks. Basically I worked the scheduling system. You normally have to work 3 days a week, So I scheduled 3 in a row the first week, Sun, Mon Tues. The second week I took my vacation time 3 days. the third week I scheduled myself to work the end of the week Thurs, Fri, Sat. Therefore ending up with almost 2 weeks not having to work. They probably will call me in to work like they always do, but I will decline.
I can't wait for the madness in March. People are insane day walkers. I now hate the light working on the midnight shift since beginning of March. GO STATE.
Posted on 2008.02.28 at 20:55
Jim this song sorta relates to you.