I’ve been meaning to do this for a while, and tonight’s a good night for it. I’m listening to my 90’s Pop station on Pandora and I’m going to blog about the next 10 songs that come on. Because you care.
I’ll come right out and say it: I let my son watch TV. It isn’t all that much unless I’m sick or desperate for a break, and it’s almost entirely PBS. It’s still more than my idealistic self thought I would let him watch – but then again, it is also less than I watched before he was old enough to notice there was a TV. So there’s that. Our schedule fits up against OPB’s so nicely that I have all the shows in my Netflix queue and play them in order on weekends. It’s not crucial that it happen every day or anything; it’s just the average morning.
The 3D ultrasound was invented in 1984. Viagra, which works by inhibiting a single enzyme, was introduced in 1998. The first MRI of sexual intercourse was in 1999. The Human Genome Project, the mapping of 20,000-25,000 genes and providing a full map of human DNA reached completion in 2003. Surely we have a fairly good handle on something as basic as human anatomy, right? So, when do you think the first full 3-D scan of the clitoris happened?
Mission Objectives: Dress self and apply appropriate cosmetics. Do something to at least manage hair. Dress child. Grab diaper bag and make it to the bus so we can go to toddler story time at the library. Time allotted: 45 minutes.
I’ve written before about our extended group of friends – our “framily” – and how close we all are. We’re a wide-ranging and well-traveled bunch, so like any family there are branches we don’t see as often. And on one of those branches of our framily tree is a Treefrog. Her real name is Gail and, although I haven’t had the chance to get to know her as well as I’d like, I have greatly enjoyed every chance I’ve had to sit and chat with her. She is kind, giving, loving, honest, smart and funny – all the things I think are most important in a friend. She’s such a good friend that she was in the final steps to donate one of her kidneys to another friend of hers. It was during the associated testing that doctors discovered a large mass in her stomach and recommended immediate major surgery to remove it.
One thing that’s been really nice about being diagnosed with ADHD is that I have strategies and medications to deal with some of the roadblocks my brain throws up. It is giving me an opportunity to work on skills I never thought I could improve.