the future of ghost world

July 22, 2009

lostandallalone no more?
this blog is about to turn 5, which is about 50 in blog years. which means that:

a) i’m old

and

b) i must really like doing this.

i have been flirting with the idea of a name change for quite some time now, and i think that the 5 year milestone might be the right time. when i started typing away on blogspot (out of boredom . . . and maybe i felt a little bit lost and all alone as well) nearly 5 years ago, i had no idea that the moniker that i randomly pulled out of thin air while sulking away at my laptop in lumberton, NC would stick with me for the next half decade.

obviously, a lot has changed since then, and this site has evolved as well. i am still not 100% decided on what i might want to rename it — it’s a lot of pressure knowing that the next edition is likely to stick around for another 5! but i would like some input on whether you think i should change it or not. after all, you all — the readers! — are the ones who would have to make the effort to change your bookmark/reader, and i would be really sad if i lost a lot of you to these inconveniences. you are a huge part of what makes this fun for me, and i appreciate every comment i get (yes, even the harsh ones sometimes)!

so please cast your vote and help me decide.

is a 5th blog-birthday makeover in order?(polls)

pumping it up
speaking of sulking, i was a bit of a mess yesterday. clinic sucked the life out of me for various reasons, and i am sad to say that i handled it with essentially zero mindfulness or grace. but it’s over; i survived, and all i can do is re-align myself this morning and try to do better. because CALL #6 is here, like it or not.

i did manage to eke out a good teaching session with my students and intern before heading out — and i think they really were engaged and into it. i made up a fake case an used it as an opportunity to go over blood gases, lab results, and basically step-by-step thinking about how to evaluate a sick baby in the ER (since i’ve had to do it plenty of times!). i did pimp but was very low-pressure about it — maybe even a little too nice, just giving the answers away if there was enough silence. next time i think i’ll throw out the “look that up and teach me later” trick that you readers mentioned — thank you for all the tips!

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7.21.09

workout: 5 miles easy in the AM. i need to recalibrate my polar because i changed the battery and now all the sudden it thinks i’m as fast as jess or susan. HA I WISH!

doin’ time: i arrived home from the aforementioned rough clinic day and announced that i needed some serious pampering, meaning that i was not setting foot in the kitchen. we headed to nearby weathervane for a nice dinner that wasn’t too expensive or too much — just right for a weeknight.
glass of california sauvignon blanc, served with rustic seedy bread (my favorite part of the meal!)

salad topped with salmon, fruit, and a yogurt dressing. i didn’t finish this giant piece of fish and instead topped my meal off with a kids-sized peanut butter frozen yogurt cone from TCBY. not quite loyo, but it was good (and on the way home).