Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Chick Flicks for Call Nights

PBS series Downton Abbey
A walk to remember
While you were Sleeping
Return to Me
Never Been Kissed
Ever After
Wedding Planner
Just Like Heaven
Leap Year
Letters to Juliet
Julie and Julia, Killers
Couples Retreat
You Again
The Help
Midnight in Paris
Crazy Stupid Love
BBC made a newer version of Emma (I think in 2009)
Sweet Home Alabama
The Blind Side
The Wedding Date
She's Out of My League
Princess Bride
Love Actually
The Devil Wears Prada
Shakespeare in Love
The Big Year
13 going on 30
Pride and prejudice A&E version
High School Musicals
Bring it On
Life is Beautiful
Moulin Rouge
Romeo and Juliet
Sleepless in Seattle
Mona Lisa Smile
Fools Rush in
Can't Hardly Wait
Blue Crush
An Education
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
The really old version of Yours, Mine and Ours
Just Go with it
That Thing You Do
Waiting for Forever
Benny and June
Mama Mia

Please add any more you can think of in the comments!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Excerpt from novel Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand 1957

“I quit when medicine was placed under State control some years ago,” said Dr. Hendricks. “Do you know what it takes to perform a brain operation? Do you know the kind of skill it demands, and the years of passionate, merciless, excruciating devotion that go to acquire that skill? That was what I could not place at the disposal of men whose sole qualification to rule me was their capacity to spout the fraudulent generalities that got them elected to the privilege of enforcing their wishes at the point of a gun. I would not let them dictate the purpose for which my years of study had been spent, or the conditions of my work, or my choice of patients, or the amount of my reward. I observed that in all the discussions that preceded the enslavement of medicine, men discussed everything—except the desires of the doctors. Men considered only the ‘welfare’ of the patients, with no thought for those who were to provide it. That a doctor should have any right, desire or choice in the matter, was regarded as irrelevant selfishness; his is not to choose, they said, but ‘to serve.’ That a man’s willing to work under compulsion is too dangerous a brute to entrust with a job in the stockyards—never occurred to those who proposed to help the sick by making life impossible for the healthy. I have often wondered at the smugness at which people assert their right to enslave me, to control my work, to force my will, to violate my conscience, to stifle my mind—yet what is it they expect to depend on, when they lie on an operating table under my hands? Their moral code has taught them to believe that it is safe to rely on the virtue of their victims. Well, that is the virtue I have withdrawn. Let them discover the kind of doctors that their system will now produce. Let them discover, in the operating rooms and hospital wards, that it is not safe to place their lives in the hands of a man they have throttled. It is not safe, if he is the sort of man who resents it—and still less safe, if he is the sort who doesn’t.”

Thursday, February 2, 2012

8 months

And I will no longer technically be a resident's wife. But is being a fellows wife any different? I'm guessing not, so I'll consider myself a resident's wife for another YEAR and 8 months. Right now we are on an away rotation with DrH. It's interesting how little I realize I need when I'm away from all of my belongings. I took all the kids out of school and we are trying to do all their work from our little apartment here. They are beginning to bounce off the walls. Arrgggg!!!!