Saturday, October 4, 2008

Saturday Roundup

I think I'm caught up! Six o'freakin' thirty, and I'm finally caught up!

First I got caught up on AOL alerts. Those seem to be way down, which shows that we're all moving along and trying to get comfy in our new digs.

Next was getting caught up on everyone's Blogger entries, and it was great to see that people are starting to write more here and enjoy our new format. I think it's a lot of fun to play with the settings, and although I'm sure I'll be tweaking things for a while, I'm happy with things at the moment.

THEN it was catching up on emails. I had several from friends and I apologized for neglecting them while I dealt with this big mess with moving our blogs. It was great to hear from everyone, and it sounds like all is well. One is working on buying a house, one is planning on an election night party, and all are well!

And a big congratulations to my pal Jim, who successfully passed his
Medical Technology registry! I'm an MT, too, and you can read about our profession if you follow the link provided. Did you know that 80% of diagnoses come from laboratory results? Although we're trained in all departments of the lab, many of us focus on one area, and for the last 20 years of my career, I worked in Microbiology, because it was always the most interesting to me. Be sure to hug an MT today if you get a chance, and Jimi, I'm sending you a virtual hug! Jim got his MLT degree (a 2-year degree) several years ago, and he's been working full time and taking online courses to get his Bachelor's degree for the past couple of years. Why does it matter? Well, it gives you a broader depth of knowledge, for one thing. And with a four-year degree, you get more money. Right now, I'd guess that the latter trumps the former!

I've already received one big benefit from this switch to Blogger from AOL. I sent out a mass email telling almost everyone on my email list that my blog was moving. I was thrilled to hear from my friend Bruce in Indianapolis. He wrote back, "Hi Doll!" How can you not love that?! It was wonderful to hear from him. He lost his long-time partner a while back, but has just started to move on, get back into the dating scene, and is trying to rejoin the world in general. Bruce is also a wonderful writer, and I asked him if he's considered writing a blog...? I still remember his column about the infamous Dumpster Dive, and believe me, if he starts posting anything anywhere anytime, you'll find the link here. He's a peach.

Hope you're all having a wonderful Saturday! Notre Dame beat Stanford (and looked good doing it) and Illinois beat Michigan very decisively. Good day for our teams!


  1. (Crosses Eyes) Slowly but surely I'm catching up. Speaking of which drip, drip still going on. I said the hell with it put a bucket under it. sigh... let them do it Mon. I need a weekend without my house being invaded. I'm liking Blogger more and more as each day goes on. Glad your over on this side of the blogsphere with me dear friend. (Hugs)Indigo

  2. Glad your having a good Saturday and getting caught up on your e-mails etc, it takes a lot of time doesn't, your right about friends, I just got back intouch with an old school friend, it's been over 20 years since we last saw each, and were not so different a little older, but essentially the same.
    I like blogger, and once everyone gets used to the change it will be fine.


  3. It sounds as though you had a productive day. I've always forgot to tell you, one of my former close friends is a microbiology professor in London. I always think of her when I see you write about it. I hope your friend does start a journal, sounds like he would be interesting to read.

  4. I'm glad that you got caught up. It's hard to catch up once you get behind! Have a great evening!

  5. I'm getting there too.. noticed AOL is emptying out but for those still posting there opening the journals is painfully slow. Can't imagine what happened there but good thing I'm not trying blog there at that speed.

  6. Shalom Dear:
    Mark and I had a full day, but we wanted to stop by and say hi :)

  7. Congrats to Jim. What a great accomplishment :o)

    And, Go Illini, Go Irish LOL

  8. It was pretty quiet around here today. My mailbox was slow and (until tonight) not many entries to read. I was glad to get on and see a bunch. Have a good Sunday.
    Hugs, Joyce

  9. I'm moving along, but VERY SLOWLY... LOL!!! So it's no wonder you took so long reading blogs... you've got SIXTY followers, you're most likely reading most of those... SHEESH!!! LOL!!! People love you!!


  10. I'm slowly but surely finding my way around here; I like how I can go on my profile page and it shows me what blogs have been updated that I'm following;nice feature!

    in various forms or another (mainly secretarial/transcription) I've worked in medicine all my life; its such a fascinating field; I would imagine your field would be very interesting; funny how both of our professions use MT as their abbreviations :)

    congrats to Notre Dame!!

    have a great Sunday!


  11. I Love the message about friends!
    That is a great accomplishment for your friend,and how sweet it is to catch up with friends!It is a good day in sports, when your team wins.Before I part I would like to leave you with message: Once a friend finds out your secrets, they are a friend for life! HaHa


  12. Hi Beth, You are so newsy on your log/Journal. I love it. Thank you for your help. I took a nap and do feel better. Lucy

  13. Following you. I see lots of folks have you on their followers list. I think I've got way more than I can keep up with. lol But I'm always willing to make new friends. Love your blog title.

  14. I have to admit, I'm still getting used to having to come over to blogspot to catch up, but it's like anything else, a few weeks and it will be my new habit.


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