Archive for January, 2010


But not in Oakland….

My little sister works for an office assigning doctors to do… something… I honestly have no idea. But today she sent out this email to her siblings because she wanted to share the funny; with her permission (and by removing identifying information) she said I could post it.


The background on this is this was written by one of my physicians and I have no idea HOW he comes up with this stuff. I have scheduled him a few times to work in our Oakland, Ca office and he had written me an email about how he would prefer to not work there anymore and included this paragraph to back up his point……..I think he made his point, don’t you 🙂

If you look favorably on my application to not work in Oakland, I will bring many attributes to my absence. First there is experience. I have a long, successful history of not going to Oakland. Then there is commitment. I am not just using an avoidance of Oakland as a stepping-stone to avoid other disagreeable places. I am into avoiding Oakland for the long run. I can always be counted on, come rain or come shine, to be elsewhere. There are many others who would like to be in the forget-Oakland position, but I should be considered the front-runner, because, even back in college, I made it a point to spend as much time as possible far from Oakland. I had this early insight because my father told me when I was on his knee “Son, you can do anything you want to do, be anything you want to be, and you can make this world a better place than you found it – – but not in Oakland.”

–Name of Doctor removed

The best part of this video is at 3:17 seconds.

It was announced today that Interplay and Masthead Studios confirmed the rumors of a Fallout MMO to be true. Not only that they slated a Beta time frame, sometime in 2012.

A game about post apocalyptic America, set in a year that’s supposed to bring on the apocalypse, the irony is to too great to pass up. I will laugh with joy if they decide to do the beta in January, and the release on Dec 21th 2012.  Not to mention there will be much giggling of me and several of the men of my office… I like that it would be much to the sounds of which will be similar to that of small school aged children of the female persuasion.

Read about it here

“Here” The text message said when I picked up my phone.

I gathered my belongings and headed out the door like I did everyday at that time. I exit through the fire escape. it’s closer to my desk, and it’s easier to get out to my wife who was waiting in the car in the parking lot by now. Today was like most days, this was routine. I exited the fire escape and left the building. Off to my left are  series of windows that have never had the blinds pulled up. I’m sure there is people in those offices but I’ve never seen anyone. Except for one. One window always had its blind pulled up. There was a dark haired fair skinned lady she had prominent cheeks and interesting eyes. It was her eyes alone that got me to pay attention.  They were dark, and normally I pay no heed to dark eyed women, but hers was different. I never could figure out why. She was there nearly every day sitting at her desk at this time, focusing so intently on her computer monitor working that I hardly think that she noticed me.

Today was different.

Today as I walked by her window I looked in as I always did to see tears in her eyes and running down her face. She looked up, saw me and hid her face. Sadness ripped through  me like a seamstress ripping out threads of a garment that is in need of repair. It was slow, pricking, but painful. This woman who wasn’t particularly attractive to me, not to say that she wasn’t attractive… Just that she wasn’t my type, was in pain, in tears.  And I felt for her. She hide her eyes then turned her head to the man in the standing in her door. He had a genuine look of sadness and upmost concern on his face. You could tell that the man cared deeply about what was troubling the mysterious woman at the desk.  A part of me wanted to know what was wrong. Seeing her face so happily focused on her work affected me in a way that I didn’t understand. Now seeing her in tears I realized it was a far more personal thing. A fleeting glance that I occasionally got was something I looked forward too.  Her eyes were one of the few in my office that looked at me non judgingly. I dress different, and have long hair. I don’t fit in the demographic of the society of the state that I lived in. Her eyes made it seem okay. Divorce was the first thought I had in my head when I saw those tears and the pain. Divorce was something so extremely common in the state that I lived in. Statistics stated that 65% of all couple’s divorce in the first 5-6 years.  Her eyes have not been the same since. Although her face has returned back to the highly focused that it once was, her eyes are filled with sorrow and sadness.

I hope this women, who I will likely never meet, nor know the name of, finds happiness again one day. I hope that somehow she knows that I wish her well.

Carol of the old ones

SOPRANO (LEAD) VOCAL

Look to the sky, way up on high
There in the night stars are now right.
Eons have passed: now then at last
Prison walls break, Old Ones awake!
They will return: mankind will learn
New kinds of fear when they are here.
They will reclaim all in their name;
Hopes turn to black when they come back.
Ignorant fools, mankind now rules
Where they ruled then: it’s theirs again

Stars brightly burning, boiling and churning
Bode a returning season of doom

Scary scary scary scary solstice
Very very very scary solstice

Up from the sea, from underground
Down from the sky, they’re all around
They will return: mankind will learn
New kinds of fear when they are here

Look to the sky, way up on high
There in the night stars are now right.
Eons have passed: now then at last
Prison walls break, Old Ones awake!
Madness will reign, terror and pain
Woes without end where they extend.
Ignorant fools, mankind now rules
Where they ruled then: it’s theirs again

Stars brightly burning, boiling and churning
Bode a returning season of doom

Scary scary scary scary solstice
Very very very scary solstice

Up from the sea, from underground
Down from the sky, they’re all around.

Fear

(Look to the sky, way up on high
There in the night stars now are right)

They will return.