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Apr. 12th, 2007

I was going to post something, but I forgot. Hmmm, anyway...it's been a slow week. One of our docs is out of the office this week, so we scheduled lightly. Yesterday, no patients and no patients this afternoon, so I may take a half day today. It's nice having chill downtime now and then.

I don't normally make a fuss when a celebrity dies, but like many on my FL(apparently), I felt really sad, or at least really moved hearing about Kurt Vonnegut's death. What a strange way to go too, though fitting for a very strange man. I found Welcome to the Monkey House in a pile of my mom's books when I was about 12 or 13 and to this day vivd pictures of those stories pop into my mind on a weekly, if not daily basis, especially the title story and Harrison Bergeron. It wasn't until I was in my 20's that I read more of his books and found out how deep the rabbit hole went. Anyway, RIP Kurt, you were awesome.

My patient smells like mothballs.

Oooh, tomorrow is Friday the 13th! OOoooOOOOooOoOOOoOOOoOOOOoO!!!!


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Apr. 12th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)
I read all the Vonnegut books I've read when I was pretty much too young to understand them. All but Welcome to the Monkey House, which remained a favorite that I could re-read over and over again regardless of age. The title story was probably the one I re-read most often, too. It has been some years since I've read it, but I still remember many of the stories vividly. I think that, despite my usual tastes, I liked the stories in it so well because they were NOT his usual science fiction. He just nailed something about the human condition, and although he was not optimistic, he was compassionate.


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