RNF XXIX

21 November, 2009
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Random Neuron Firings

Just about everyone is tired of jawing about the potentially criminal circumstances surrounding Michael Jackson’s death. Ready for some closure, I’d think — especially for his family.

But I read an article this morning on where Dr. Conrad Murray got the propofol that ultimately killed the singer, and once again I marveled at how anyone could actually receive that drug and function with any normalcy afterwards. FYI to those who have never had surgery: it takes you a LONG time to wake up after propofol. And when you first come to, the feeling is like no other.  One doesn’t just wake up, throw off the blanket and say, “Welp, time to start the day!” Rather, you feel like somebody laid a school bus on top of you. You can barely move or think; you struggle to form words. Sometimes you get sick to your stomach; other times, you just fade back into unconsciousness for another hour or so, and nothing that anybody might do would shake you awake. Propofol decides; not you.

So again, I have to wonder: why on earth would Jackson choose to use that drug to go to sleep? You don’t sleep with propofol…you black out. I think there’s a big diff.

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Oasis of the Seas - the world's largest cruise ship
Oasis of the Seas - the world's largest cruise ship

I just…I can’t…I mean…never. No way, no how. *shudder*

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Since Facebook added a status function, Twitter’s pretty much passé, although as a running headline service, I’d say it’s better.

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I am 99% finished with Christmas shopping for my family. No joke. Ozzum.

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Prof sent my thesis back — only minor corrections to make. The finish line is ever closer…

Have a fab weekend, fiends. I’m off.

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RD
RD
21 November, 2009 1:28 pm

Congrats on the thesis needing only minor revisions. I’m SO thrilled for you! I’d love to go for a cruise on the Oasis of the Seas, but I’m sure it’s way out of my price range!

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Meg
Meg
21 November, 2009 1:49 pm

Oasis of the Seas. Ha – I was on its sister, Radiance of the Seas :) Wow, was she purty!

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Greg
Greg
21 November, 2009 4:43 pm

Don’t worry about it tipping over! There is more of the ship UNDER the water plus stabilizers that prevent it from happening. Now in a high wind? Well, it might rock just a little bit!

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Will
Will
22 November, 2009 2:26 am

I use Facebook to keep up with friends. I use my twitter to keep up with any writers/artists/actors/personalities that I like.

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BoomR
BoomR
22 November, 2009 1:39 pm

CONGRATS on the paper, luv! I know you’ll knock it out of the ballpark!! And as for the “Oasis” – I’m with you… to me, that is TOO big (and TOO many people!!). I’ll stick with the one that we took last year to the Caribbean – the boat was only about 6 months old when we sailed last Feb: http://www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Eurodam Headed back to the southern Caribbean around Valentine’s Day & doing this itinerary – I can’t wait!!: http://www.hollandamerica.com/find-cruise-vacation/CruiseDetails.action?webItineraryIdForAudit=CSH907&noOfFlexibleMonths=1&sourceName=byRegion&flexibleMonths=false&directionCode=S&pageNumber=1&voyageCode=D971&destCode=C (sorry that link is so long!!) I’m off to dive into computer geek-dom & update some plug-ins & install some new… Read more »