I had my annual physical today, complete with blood work.
me: (as blood starts to flow into little tube) Is that the right color for blood?
me: What would you do if you saw blood come out of someone that was blue or green? Would you call the FBI and tell them that you had an alien?
nurse: (without looking up) No.
I think I would like my nurse to have a little sense of humor. A little ability to smile.
Or maybe not. Maybe your health is one of the areas that you don’t want any joking. I remember a visit to the OB-GYN in my early twenties. It was only the second time that I had ever been to see the OB-GYN and during the previous year’s visit, he had found a small “fibrous” mass in my breast. “Nothing to worry about” he assured me. The next year, when he found it again, he asked me about it — “did we find this last year?” “yes”, I said. “Well,” he said, chuckling, “it must not have been serious, or you’d be dead by now.” That was not a sense of humor. That was bad taste.
Maybe this nurse has an excellent sense of humor and she just didn’t think that I was funny.
I don’t actually have much to say. I just wanted to share some short videos (1 min or less) that I watch whenever I need a pick-me-up, whenever I need to smile. And who doesn’t need those little attitude boosters every now and then?
I love this sooo much. The description says that Tucker wasn’t trained to do this (which may or may not be true) but that he just does this everyday on his own. I love to think that this dog just feels the need to express his artistic side. If you really want to smile, read some of the viewer comments.
When I get frustrated, I tell myself “Keep Swimming.” Dorie may have sung this, but my friend, Wendy, sent me this clip (*waves* Hi, Wendy), so I also think about her whenever I watch this. And she is my example of pure energy–she is a dynamo. That image also makes me smile (and giggle). It may be dog paddling some days, but I’m swimming, damn it.
This is a video of my niece, Cali, dancing. She had just gotten a new toy bear that sings “The Pina Colada Song”. She is so happy and so free in dancing and expressing her joy. It is just all about living in that moment for her. My heart is gladdened when I see this. And why shouldn’t it be? It’s a bear and “The Pina Colada Song”!! If it were a parrot, say, and “The Pina Colada Song”, eh, I probably wouldn’t dance. That’s not that worthy of bootie-shaking. But a bearandpina coladas — worth getting on the dance floor every time!
Feel free to add my videos to your arsenal of favorites. Or let me know what your favorites are for putting on a smile.