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Gender: Male
Hometown: Puyallup, Washington
Member since: 2001
Number of posts: 59,229

About Me

I truly believe that we will all live in peace and brotherhood someday. And so that I don't lose my faith in humanity, I will live my life as if that day had already happened.

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Friday Night Vodka Buzz. Ask me anything.

And gin. And rum. And tequila. And Grande Marniére. OKAY, IT’S A LONG ISLAND ICED TEA! DON’T JUDGE ME!

I love you all…

Friday Night Rum Buzz. Ask me anything.

Enjoying a Rum Collins tonight. I’ve really been enjoying ‘granddad’ cocktails lately. Those old coots in the 50’s knew what they were doing when it comes to mixed drinks.

I love you all…

Got our first positive COVID-19 test in clinic in months.

Yeah, repealing those mask mandates is really paying dividends!...

Saturday Night Lemon Vodka Buzz. Ask me anything.

Made myself a Lemon Drop. Don’t judge me.

I love you all…

Could I get some advice on transferring music files from an old iPod to a newer device?

I have an old legacy iPod (2006. Sheesh! Old). I have a ton of music on it, and the computer I stored the files on doesn't really work well anymore, and I no longer use it.

Anyway my 16 year-old iPod no longer plays very well on a playback dock (mine is an iHome), and not at all when hooked up to my car stereo.

First of all, it's not my car's software; I already had a tech support person ask me that. My other iPod plays very well in the car. The guy at Ubreakifix said it was likely the input/output-charging port. They could solder on a new one and put in a new battery for around $175.

They also said I could simply transfer the data from the old iPod to a newer one using a large-memory thumb drive. I tried something like that about ten years ago, and all my playlists ended up on the new device in reverse order.

Any idea how to do a simple data transfer? Thank you.

I'm finally off call. What a relief.

It was a light week; I only received five calls or so. Even though out-patient call is telemedicine only, and I don't have to get dressed and go somewhere, it's still a tough week to get through. You can never really relax, knowing a call could come at any time, often in the middle of the night.

And of course, one can't have a drink in order to unwind...

But I'm done now. I'll be hoisting a few tonight in the Lounge with my beloved Loungers. Hope to see you there...

I think my grandson's transgender boyfriend is starting to feel like part of the family.

He recently got a job, and arranged to have every Wednesday off, which is when Mrs. Aristus and I have our day off, as well. I think he wants to spend more time with us. I guess he likes living in a trans-friendly house.

I think I told you guys before how he is already calling me "Grandpa". (Of course, that just because my grandson does.)

Friday Night Vodka Buzz. Ask me anything.

Great week in clinic.

I love you all…

Any retail or former retail workers remember "The Back Room"?

You know, that magical place where you hid all the things customers really wanted from your store?

I used to work in a bookstore, you know, back when they had those things, and I can't count how many time when I would tell a customer we had no copies of the book he/she was looking for. They would ask "Well, can't you check in the back?'

"The Back"?

Where we keep the toilet, a little lunch table, and a water cooler that hasn't been serviced in eight months? What do you expect I'll find back there?

If we had the book you're looking for, don't you think I would sell it to you so you would go away from this place that is a portal to a magic Narnia that has every copy of every book ever printed?

As stressful a career as clinical medicine can be, I'm glad I escaped the retail gulag.

Friday Night Vodka Buzz. Ask me anything.

Busy, but excellent day in clinic today. Practiced good medicine today.

I love you all…
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