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T-shirt is a terrific idea! Poor little guy. He isn't used

Posted By: mlstoo on 2005-10-16
In Reply to: "the cone" - dog lover too!

to being so restricted. The cone is making his neck a little itchy and I have to get in there about every half hour to scratch his neck and ears. Normally he doesn't scratch much but I think it's bothering him. I keep telling myself "it will get better."

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That is a terrific idea for you Hayseed!
My hubby has a friend at work whose wife freelance writes for Delaware Today (a local magazine), but she basically writes a short one pager that appears on the very last page.  It usually is about something going on in her life, i.e., when they were looking to buy a home.  She has a way with words just like you.  You may want to even consider writing children's books.  You certainly have a gift.    
I think your son is TERRIFIC and

has accomplished A LOT through adversity.    And you are to be commended for your role in his accomplishments! 

Does the school know his background? Someone at the university should be able to direct you on how he can stay in school.

Whatever path he takes from here, I wish you both good luck and continued success!

I like the idea too, but do you know that the T-shirt probably have to be ordered from China or Taiwan
Tee shirt.....
I love any idea(s) we all can come up with.  Isn't it strange though, or is it just me, that the world has completely flip-flopped and even the T-shirts we wear are made in Taiwan, Phillippines, Korea, etc?  When did we lose all the control of this great country....oh yes...guess it must have been when I put my head in the sand and "refused to come out to play??"
TERRIFIC....thanks for that!!!

First Shirt?
Per a listing by "Deborah" on the job seeker's board, I'm just wondering...is "first shirt" a term that applies to a "lead" MT?  I recall in high school when the best performer of each part of our school orchestra was referred to as "first chair", so I naturally am thinking that this "first shirt" designation is just something that I had never before noticed??
First shirt
I do believe that would be first SHIFT, not shirt.
Absolutely terrific!
Go for it!
Terrific!...thanks so much for the info (sm)
and both posts.      I'm checking into everything now.
that's a terrific attitude
I think you have a great attitude about all you have been through. Instead of sitting around feeling sorry for yourself you appreciate what you *do* have. Good time of year for that reminder. :)
I was at King Fahad... it was terrific
Write me privately at shemah@shemahonline.com. I've got lots of info and tips for you on how to have a REALLY great year or two in Saudi Arabia! :) Don't worry, you can have FUN!
see inside, was one terrific person in life....sm
Actress Shelley Winters, 85; Blond Bombshell to Oscar Winner

By Adam Bernstein
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, January 15, 2006; C09

Shelley Winters, 85, a brassy actress and raconteur who appeared in more than 120 films and twice won the Academy Award for supporting performances, died Jan. 14 at a rehabilitation center in Beverly Hills, Calif. She had been hospitalized in October after suffering a heart attack.

Ms. Winters won her Oscars for "The Diary of Anne Frank" (1959), as the sloppy and nervous Mrs. Van Daan, and for "A Patch of Blue" (1965), in which she was one of the true screen vultures, mercilessly abusing her blind daughter (played by Elizabeth Hartman).

Her last Oscar nomination was for "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972), the much-lampooned all-star drama about an overturned luxury liner. Despite her girth, she played a former swimming champion who tries to take others to safety.

Acknowledging the film's rich potential for parody, she appeared on "The Flip Wilson Show" in a skit set in a fast-flooding laundromat. She led the cast in a daring escape through a washing-machine hatch.

At first a peroxide-dyed "blond bombshell," Ms. Winters was typecast for years as a gangster's moll and dance-hall dame. She once joked of her tendency to perish as a sinner or martyr, writing in a memoir: "I had been strangled by Ronald Colman, drowned by Montgomery Clift, stabbed and drowned by Robert Mitchum, shot by Jack Palance and by Rod Steiger in two different films and, oh yes, overdosed with heroin by Ricardo Montalban."

By the late 1950s, Ms. Winters had carved out a successful career in character parts -- the brash and frowzy secondary roles that she said would sustain her career as she aged.

She once called the role of Charlotte Haze, the mother of a teenage vamp in "Lolita" (1962), "one of the best performances I ever gave in any medium. She is dumb and cunning, silly, sad, sexy and bizarre, and totally American and human."

In her later years, Ms. Winters appeared on talk-show programs to detail her indulgences with the leading men of Hollywood's golden age.

She also wrote two kiss-and-tell memoirs, in which she counted among her amorous conquests Errol Flynn, William Holden (they had an annual Christmas Eve rendezvous), Sean Connery, Burt Lancaster and Marlon Brando.

She said Brando invited her to the set of "A Streetcar Named Desire," locked her in his trailer and began to simulate violent lovemaking by shaking the room, pounding the walls and screaming with delight.

Ms. Winters wrote that she found this silly, adding: "When I refused to yell loud enough for him, he whispered, 'You're not helping my image enough. For God's sake, you studied voice projection. Use it!' "

Shirley Schrift was born Aug. 18, 1920, in St. Louis and moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., when she was 9. One of the most stinging memories of her youth was seeing her father jailed for setting his men's store on fire to collect insurance money. Much later, he was exonerated, she said.

"I developed a whole fantasy world during my childhood," she wrote. "Reality was too unbearable. This ability to fantasize has been a powerful tool in my acting."

After winning local beauty contests, Ms. Winters left school to model dresses. She also was a nightclub dancer and appeared in summer stock.

She wrote of having more gumption than talent early on. During a nationwide scouting hunt to find the ideal Scarlett O'Hara for the film "Gone With the Wind," she told the casting agent with a Brooklyn accent, "Lawdy, folks, I'm the only goil to play Scarlett."

She won small parts on Broadway that led to a film contract with Columbia studios. When Columbia let her contract run out, she called Garson Kanin, a casual acquaintance then directing his play "Born Yesterday" on Broadway. She asked to be understudy to star Judy Holliday. Instead, Kanin told her to look up film director George Cukor, who was casting for the doomed waitress in a movie script Kanin had co-written.

The film was 1947's "A Double Life," and it would provide Ms. Winters with her first notable part. She played the mistress and unwitting Desdemona to a psychotic Shakespearean actor (Ronald Colman). Colman won the Oscar that year, and the film's overall acclaim brought much attention to Ms. Winters's talents.

Then under a long contract at Universal studios, she was rushed into a series of forgettable musicals and gangster melodramas. Periodically, she grabbed better assignments as a freelancer. Among her notable work was playing Myrtle Wilson in "The Great Gatsby" (1949) with Alan Ladd, and a hostage who develops romantic feelings for thug John Garfield in "He Ran All the Way" (1951).

Ms. Winters wanted badly to do a big-budget picture, and she devoted her time to pursuing one of the most sought-after roles in Hollywood: a mousy factory worker impregnated by social-climber Montgomery Clift in "A Place in the Sun."

Desperate to prove her ability beyond what she called blond bombshell publicity, Ms. Winters showed up for her first meeting with director George Stevens looking so meek and pathetic that he didn't recognize her.

He was so pleased with her immersion in the character that he offered her the role immediately. Ms. Winters, who received her first Oscar nomination in the part, later called Stevens the best director she had known. They worked again on "The Diary of Anne Frank," when she recalled Stevens playing the song "Purple People Eater" to loosen up the cast after tense scenes.

By the mid-1950s, she was veering into scene-stealing secondary roles, such as the secretary and mistress to Paul Douglas in "Executive Suite" (1954); a trampy actress who gets murdered in "The Big Knife" (1955), starring Jack Palance; and a widow who falls victim to a murderous preacher, played by Robert Mitchum, in "The Night of the Hunter" (1955).

"Mitchum, who was and is famous for playing jokes and kidding around on the set, was contained and serious throughout the filming," she later wrote. "Charles Laughton directed the film slowly and carefully. And we knew when we saw the first rushes that we were part of something classic and timeless. 'Night of the Hunter' is probably the most thoughtful and reserved performance I ever gave."

Ms. Winters studied acting with Laughton but also was a follower of the "Method," a naturalistic performance style in which actors plumb their own lives for motivation.

When her studio contract expired, Ms. Winters revived her stage career. She won praise as a heroin addict's wife in Michael V. Gazzo's drama "A Hatful of Rain" (1955).

Critic Brooks Atkinson wrote of Ms. Winters in the New York Times: "She is simple, aware of all that is going on around her, good-humored and full of compassion and decision when the last scene comes around. She had the taste as well as the craft for a lucid and disarming character portrait."

Also in the Broadway cast were Ben Gazzara and her third husband, Anthony Franciosa, of whom she later wrote: "If there had been an Olympic sex team that year, Tony would have been the champion." They later divorced.

Ms. Winters began writing short plays, culminating in a series of one-acts produced off Broadway in 1970 under the title "One Night Stands of a Noisy Passenger." In the cast was a young Robert DE Niro, who also played her drug-addicted son in Roger Corman's film "Bloody Mama" (1970).

Many of her later roles were Jewish-mother parts, from "Next Stop, Greenwich Village" (1976) to "The Delta Force" (1986). Her last film was the Italian farce "La Bomba" (1999), which reunited her with her second husband, the Italian stage and film actor Vittorio Gassman. She said they divorced in 1954 after she discovered him romancing his 16-year-old Ophelia in a production of "Hamlet."

Her first marriage, to a Chicago textile salesman named Mack P. Mayer, also ended in divorce.

Survivors include a daughter from her second marriage.

 2006 The Washington Post Company




TERRIFIC POST!!.....thanks for taking the time

I got the cool T-shirt! Thank you, Sheri. It was a pleasure to participate. SM

I commend you on making the world a better place!

Can buy scrubs anywhere and then take them to a local T-shirt/banner monogramming place. nm
Woops, meant to say the jeans and t-shirt are fine for CHURCH...
In a time where holey jeans and a t-shirt that has some vulgar words printed on it, I'd say YES
We're at 19 1/2 years, and this week he already backed brownies and ironed a shirt for me!
poor, poor management
Line count stealing, no help, rude management, you name it SS has it if it is bad!!!!!!! Run, run, save your life.
Poor MT
Hi, Friend! Why do you assume all MTs are ladies? Isn't that a bit sexist? That aside, you should be the one who sets your rates. Do so in a very businesslike way. If they can't (or won't) afford you services, move on to someone who can. Good luck! Tom
Your Poor Son
I'm sorry that your son has to endure so much pain after what his father decided to try. I hope he doesn't have any further problems. My daughter had a very large plantar wart last year and had to get it burned off at the doctor's office. Thankfully it hasn't recurred. My neighbor's young daughter just had one and because of her age, the doctor told her to put duct tape on it. I thought it sounded really crazy, but it worked. It brought it right up to the surface after about a week. She would use an emory board to file off the dead skin around it and then she applied the one of those medicated pads on it for a few days and it popped right off.
All I can say is THAT'S SCARRY and POOR YOU!

Poor communication
I think it is very interesting and would make wonder why she was fired. Sounds to me like someone with poor management skills, who was communicating bad information as they were not happy in their job.

I have been typing operative reports on the DQS for over a year now. My office has never treated me like I am a "dime a dozen".
I agree with you on here, but why pay someone less because they are poor
than you pay someone that works for Public works. Why not give them a job at Public Works?

It's easier said than done.

If you think they are getting a lot on handouts, think again. They only get Tanif (if they have kids and dont get child support), food stamps up to I think 300 to 350 bucks (my family comsumes more), Medicaid (again if they have children), public housing (who in their right mind would want to live there).

These people are not living a life of the wealth. It is so little that they would want to go out and get a job.

I agree with you about making them work, but you cant give them slave wages either.
poor yuckster
you know why she had to become an MT don't you?  She couldn't get hired working outside of her home because for one, employers refused to make the chairs customized to fit her fanny (too expensive) and also, the endless, sporadic combustion of her pimples was way to off putting to the public (bad for business).  So, she had to become an MT and work in the safety of her home. 
Poor Thing
Can you imagine waking up in the middle of the night with him curled up on your pillow, nose to nose with you??? Guess we shouldn't speak badly of the dead but since they embraced his ugliness I guess it's okay. 
Oh, do I ever know how it feels to be poor at SM

Christmas. We had those years several times. But don't hock your wedding band. I know you were just kidding, right? Don't lose your priorities. If you have to, just TELL them. Really.

2-4 will make ya poor.

Your poor kids will be MTs for sure....they will have to be!
Poor girl is right
I would hate to have to go without chocolate.
My poor mouse...
I'm surprised it's still going, as much as I use it out of frustration.  I find myself grabbing it and patting it VERY HARD on the pad over and over and over again, all while saying something to the tune of, "WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM?"
Poor Katie
i bet after hours of labor not being allowed to go to a hospital and with a sock or something stuffed in her mouth to keep her quiet, Mrs. Cruise might be ready to realize that her husband, no matter how rich and famous, is a total wackadoodle!  If she had any sense she would go find a good divorce lawyer and get out of there.
poor little kittie--sm
I am a cat lover too and my heart just aches for this one. Has Parveau (?) virus been ruled out??? I will pray for the little kitties health. take care.
Poor baby . .
It it's from nerves try chamomile tea with honey.  I think Celestial Seasonings Sleepy Time tea has chamomile.  Maybe you could look into something homeopathic like Calms or Bach Flower Remedy like Rescue Remedy. 
You Poor Thing!

Rough day for you.  I think we all have been there.  

Make some time for yourself.  QUICK!!  If you can't take a whole day off, take 1/2 a day.  If that won't work....take an hour.  But do something for YOU.  You deserve it.  You need to recharge.

Good Luck.

You poor thing. sm

Dictators like that make me so angry I want to smack 'em! 

It's probably a good thing most of us don't have direct contact with the dictators.  You've heard of road rage?  If we could get our hands on some of these worst-of-the-worst dictators there might be a new term:  MT rage!  (Or maybe *going MT* instead of *going postal.*)  LOL

I'm kidding, of course.  I'm not really suggesting violence.  But I do sometimes wish I could at least get to tell them off in person, instead of doing it at home at my desk, where they can't hear me.    

Hope the rest of your day is better. 

Ah, so! Poor doc. Reminds me of one of my...sm
docs who butchers the English language. I called him on repeatedly spelling a term incorrectly (course rather than coarse) and he relied "I was a pre-vet major, not an English major!"

Sorry about the misunderstanding!
Poor grammar
I once had a doctor describing a patient on pain medications. She was wondering if it was safe to stay on them because she planned on becoming pregnant. Well, my doctor said "because she wants to have a kid." I typed because she wants to have a child. Kid? Okay did you really attend med school?
Ooh - your poor tummy!
That's a lot of acid to mix with an aspirin-containing product! Ouchy.
poor grammar
ARGHHHHHH!!! How can these kids spend thousands of dollars on college and med school and not be able to pronounce what the heck they are talking about? Left ventricular hypertrophy just became "verticlar". I can't even spell out how arthropathy came out. These aren't ESLs - these are good old American kids. Even seasoned docs often can't speak. How about isheemia? It isn't a speech impediment, either. They can't pronounce drugs, let alone spell them. The more I am around these folks, the more I believe in witch doctors, at least they can dance and chant at the same time. I still love this job but the quality (and I believe IQ) of some of the people going into medicine is sinking like the Titanic. I'm going to Starbucks. I need something besides Maxwell House this morning.
poor grammar
All of the accounts that I work on (major hospitals - no clinic notes) are verbatim accounts but complain if we don't correct the grammar. My company says, verbatim is verbatim. Talk to your inept and lazy dictators. And how about the females who dictate like they are practicing for phone sex? Spare me the breathiness toots. It may work on your colleagues but doesn't cut ________ with me. I've been doing this for 25 years and I can absolutely tell you the quality has gone down, down, down over the years and you can't blame no child left behind. Blame lazy students. Put the blame where it belongs. The first time a doctor tells me "I be fine" I'm outta there!!!
How sad for your poor dogs.
bark, I know something is going on. I would never, never, never put one of those on my babies. I consider that animal abuse. I feel sorry for your animals. Why don't you try one and see how you like it.  You might have more compassion for your poor dogs.
Poor vision
That is funny!!!!
Poor dictators
I don't think the company gives a darn about how difficult some of these dictators are - it seems like they are so afraid of losing an account that they will not ask for anything that would help us.

Boy, am I having a bad day!
poor thing to really believe that is right

Doctors say and write lots of things that are not proper which is why Joint Commission adopted the Pharmacists' recommendation of dangerous abbreviations.  It comes down to patient care, not trying to prove a point that a doctor or two write something that way.  For the same reason it is dangerous to write Valium 5 1 daily, I will not use the two exposed numerals together in D5 0.25 normal saline. 

Phyllis, if you are alive, thank you for educating me about normal saline and how to use it properly 15 years ago.

Poor hardworking mostly minority?
You are so wrong.    He may not have grasped the vastness of the situation, but I don't think anybody else did either.   I think they do now.   I wondered when people would get around to blaming the response on race.  You're a little slow.
Pray for these poor people.
Up to 20 Dead in Fire Aboard Evacuees' Bus
By SHEILA FLYNN, Associated Press Writer

Friday, September 23, 2005
(09-23) 06:01 PDT Wilmer, Texas (AP) --

A bus carrying elderly evacuees from Hurricane Rita caught fire early Friday on a gridlocked highway near Dallas, killing as many as 20 people, authorities said.

"Deputies were unable to get everyone off the bus," spokesman Don Peritz said. "We believe it's going to be closer to 20 fatalities.

The bus, carrying about 45 people, was engulfed with flames, causing a 17-mile backup on Interstate 45, already heavily congested with evacuees from the Gulf Coast. The bus was reduced to a blackened, burned-out shell, surrounded by numerous police cars and ambulances.

There were indications that oxygen used by elderly evacuees could have had a role in the fire, Peritz said. There were a series of explosions, apparently from the oxygen equipment, he said.

"The early indications are this is a mechanical issue. The driver did survive the accident," Peritz said. "It's my understanding he went back on the bus several times to try to evacuate people."

Interstate 45 stretches more than 250 miles from Galveston through Houston to Dallas. The crash site is roughly 17 miles southeast of downtown Dallas.

URL: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/n/a/2005/09/23/national/a054557D10.DTL
2005 Associated Press
Also, eating like a poor person
is not always a bad thing. I do need to lose some weight. :0)
Poor kid. You sound like a very caring mom. (sm)

Maybe a few months to get himself feeling better (antidepressants?) and you keeping him up in his studies will be enough to get him back on his feet and feeling better about school.  I bet the school would be willing to help you with this (maybe even have a tutor come to the house a few times a week) if you speak to the right people.

Good luck to you, mom! 

Poor thing, you have my sympathy. sm

Marcaine, though, is just an anesthetic.  It numbs the area so the tendon can "relax."  When my tendinitis was at its worst, the tendon swelled and compressed the ulnar nerve, causing numbness in my ring and little fingers -- it was like trying to type with a ham!  LOL

I wish I knew a good way to describe the exercises my doctor gave to me.  He said the mark of a good surgeon was one who doesn't want to do surgery, and I agree.  My first flareup was about 10 years ago, and I haven't been "knifed" yet.  

Maybe there are some examples online of stretching exercises.   Good luck to you!   

Ya'll want to see a sight? Get a look at this poor

guy! OMG!