"Murphy was an optimist!"
From the mouths of babes May 29, 2011 10:02 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Evan, Family, From the mouths of babes, Of Being Dad
After poking and probing for a splinter in Evan’s foot, he teary eyed hugs his mother.
Me: "Can I get in on this hug?"
Evan, 6 years old: "No. You made it hurt."
Today’s Shopping List May 28, 2011 12:24 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
Want to guess what I’m doing today?
- mower bolt
- bush hog
- lawn mower
- two bicycle helmets
- propane gas
- a rat
How to tell you aren’t as young as you used to be May 26, 2011 5:40 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
While donating blood, you ask, "So, do I get a prostate exam with this?"
I’ve had several people explain the difference between prostrate and prostate and the typo has been corrected. I also now understand why when I ask for a prostrate massage, I get a back rub.
Update: For the record, I didn’t really ask if a prostate examine was included. I did ask if they performed a PSA blood test. Medic does PSA tests once a year during their September blood drive.
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Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland. The PSA test measures the level of PSA in the blood. The doctor takes a blood sample, and the amount of PSA is measured in a laboratory. Because PSA is produced by the body and can be used to detect disease, it is sometimes called a biological marker or a tumor marker.
It is normal for men to have a low level of PSA in their blood; however, prostate cancer or benign (not cancerous) conditions can increase a man’s PSA level.
DomesticPsychology.com url shortener May 25, 2011 9:48 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Cathy, Daily Life, Family, Sex, Technology, Touchy Subjects
I’m a strong believer in owning your content. URL shorteners like http://bit.ly/ and http://3.ly/ bother me in that if the business changes or goes under, your short links die. http://3.ly for instance has been acquired or changed to http://qr.net which I still feel was a bad business move. If the business becomes unethical, they could sell your short links to redirect your traffic elsewhere. So, just like I believe you should view Facebook and Twitter as temporary places for content (much like a bulletin board on a college campus) and instead host your own site like http://domesticpsychology.com/blog/ (much more like a library or museum…and yes I know Twitter gets archived at the Library of Congress), I believe you should own your own url shortener.
Anyhow, to live by my own words, I thought I’d buy Cathy a domain for her own url shortener for DomesticPsychology.com. My first thought was http://dp.me After two cups of coffee, I rethought that one. I’d say I am not sure Cathy would want to direct people to http://dp.me but then again I haven’t ever broached the subject 🙂add a comment
Egad! Another one of driving age. May 24, 2011 10:44 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Family, Noah, Of Being Dad
Happy Birthday Noah! You’ve grown altogether too quickly.add a comment
And all this time I thought I was an American May 23, 2011 4:00 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Health, Holiday, Mental
Apparently, I’m European!
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"Americans maximize their… [happiness] by working, and Europeans maximize their [happiness] through leisure," he found.
Study: Christians feel guilty after sex May 23, 2011 10:29 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Religion / Spirituality, Sex, Touchy Subjects
BoingBoing summarized the UK’s MailOnline article Atheists have ‘better sex lives than followers of religion who are plagued with guilt’ in a BoingBoing article titled Study: Christians feel guilty after sex. BoingBoing writer Rob Beschizza gave my inner middle-schooler a chuckle when he wrote:
Mormons came the hardest
Subtle and I’d say deliberately written. I want to know how they measured this!add a comment
Who Watches Who May 21, 2011 9:33 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Of Interest, TV / Movies
Based upon the commercials airing with tonight’s Doctor Who, the audience is wealthy, sad, old people with pooping problems seeking to connect with their ancestors and they have dogs.2comments
Now this is good politics! May 20, 2011 11:39 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Politics, Touchy Subjects, United States, World Politics
Can you imagine how great the US Congress would be if they modeled themselves after the Ukrainians? CSPAN would become profitable! They could consult with the WWF.
Note of record: At the time of my first viewing of this video, only 58 people had watched it.add a comment
Announcement May 18, 2011 8:45 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
Today, I’m busy.add a comment
Seen in Washington DC May 17, 2011 4:29 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Humor
Here’s an animated Cathy:
How do you spell stress in four letters? May 16, 2011 12:36 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Health, Mental
D-O-U-Gadd a comment
From the mouths of babes May 16, 2011 10:49 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Cathy, Daily Life, Family, From the mouths of babes
Cathy via SMS: "Y didn’t the cat puke everywhere BEFORE u left?"add a comment
Veg-o-rama is closed May 13, 2011 3:55 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Announcements, Knoxville, Of Interest
Knoxville is hard on restaurants. Seems like we close them as fast as new ones open. Today I tried to take a friend to Veg-o-rama for lunch only to find the door locked (had to ask myself if today was Monday) and a KUB door tag blowing down the street. If you’ve never had the displeasure of receiving a KUB door tag, it’s basically a notice that if you don’t pay your bill by 5pm that your utilities will be turned off. The Time Warp Tearoom says they’ve been locked up for about two weeks.
To the best of my knowledge, Veg-o-rama was Knoxville’s only true vegetarian restaurant and introduced me to a variety of delicious entrees I presumed not achievable in a vegetarian dish. From their website:
Welcome to Veg-O-Rama, Knoxville, Tennessee’s only full-service vegetarian restaurant and bar. Our eclectic menu features daily specials based on as much local and organic produce as we can source. We also feature regular menu items like the Veggie Burger, Chili Dogs, and the Getting-to-be-Famous Tofu Reuben that are available all the time.
Veg-o-rama was staffed by wonderful, friendly people. The atmosphere was inviting and accommodated conversation between diners. Additionally, Veg-o-rama added to the developing character of Central Avenue which holds promise of developing into a quaint community. I hope they are simply going through a rough patch and reopen soon but I presume the worst. So, what are your favorite places to each vegetarian in Knoxville?7comments
Slow to learn May 12, 2011 2:19 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Cathy, Daily Life, Family, Of Being Dad
On your wife’s birthday, it is ill advised to quip, "getting older makes you snarky!"2comments