Friday, November 27, 2015

November Notes, Day 27

"After Dinner Conversations"

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.  I went to a colleague's home for Thanksgiving given that I am away from home working in Sacramento for the holiday.  Her family was very nice, and we had a great time eating and drinking.  What I love best, though, are the after dinner conversations.

As physicians, and especially as ED physicians, we get asked all the time about TV shows and how close to reality are they.  We all laughed and shared experiences from our medical school and training and how there are some things you're only going to see on TV... such as that episode on "Grey's Anatomy" where they wear adult incontinence undergarments to surgery so that they don't have to step out and miss something.  This is something my surgical fellow residents and I never even considered.  You ate and drank to a certain schedule, and you made sure your bladder was empty prior to going into the OR.  Even bowel habits became regimented.

We also talked about current politics touching on the Belgium Crisis and cat memes, the refugee crisis and friends that are helping and their stories, and the legalization of marijuana in California and the problem with "trimigrants."  

There were the usual discussions about favorite TV shows, the benefits of Hulu and Roku versus satellite or cable.  What shows were currently available on Netflix and what recent movies were better than others.  We discussed music.  We touched on some decorating tips.  And, we had some nice discussions about travel and places we'd been and where we'd like to go next.

I could have talked all night...   

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