Monday, November 26, 2007

Better Than Crack

Nico will likely tell me that nobody uses crack anymore, and I should come up with a better title for this post. However, "Better Than Meth" just does not have the same ring to it...also, I have this suspicion that freebasing is still popular, but that it is just too expensive for the kids in her 'hood.

Back to the point, my Chrismukkah present to myself:

We stayed at several hotels in Italy that had these "one-touch" cappuccino machines. This one (made by Delonghi for Nespresso) will make espresso, espresso lungo, cappuccino, or latte with almost no effort. I'll post a full review at a later date. So far, I everything it has made me has been excellent, though the cappuccino comes out a little cold for my (American) taste.

(As an aside, I had to go to pharmacy school to figure out what freebasing actually meant. Later, when I get my customery withdrawal headache, I am going to freebase some naproxen. Shoot, freebase naproxen is prescription only.)

Sunday, November 25, 2007

The One With the Dancing Turkey

Alternate title was: "I told you not to stop the sleigh"

Nico made these Cornish game hens this year instead of turkey. So I get to thinking, what could be better than filming a Cornish game hen for my very first stop motion animation movie? You know, in the spirit of other holiday films such as A Pack of Gifts, Now. Unfortunately, if my digital camera is capable of shooting stop motion animation, I would have to read the manual to figure it out. Fortunately, I have the next best thing...if you are reading this at work, why not turn the volume up really loud?

In other Thanksgiving news, both of my parents made it over to join us for Cornish game hens. Here's my father (I believe making his first Takealotofdrugs appearance) at the Newport Back Bay.

I shot this picture on time delay (with a 6 inch tall tripod stationed on our fondue pot).

And finally, my dancing Cornish game hen right before I ate him. I know, I have become more of a failed vegetarian (rather than the struggling vegetarian that I tell people I am), but it is impossible to get Nicole to make a Tofurkey.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Tate, I cannot afford your usual and customary fee, but if you help me come up with a name for our new computer system, I will split the $250 prize with you. I would like a name that says: "This pharmacy computer system was not designed in 1981".

Win $$$ in our
"Name the Project" Contest
Announcing the RxExpress Replacement Project
Submit your ideas at the link below

The time has come! RxExpress ~ the software used today to support Mail Service Operations, Customer Service, Order and Inventory Management and Accounts Receivable for multiple mail service locations ~ is being replaced with a state-of-the-art system that will enhance users' day to day capabilities and be instrumental in supporting the rapid growth we expect to see in the future.

This project ensures Prescription Solutions is ready for our next level of growth within the PBM and Mail Service Operations and will give many of you who currently use RxExpress a more powerful tool to more easily perform your job functions.

All approvals for the launch have been secured and it's a "GO." But there is still one missing piece.

This crucial project doesn't have a name, and we need your help! Based on what we have told you about the new software enrichment, please send us your idea(s). Use your imagination to create a descriptive name and if your idea is chosen, you could win up to $250.

To submit your idea for a name, simply click on the link below to enter the naming contest. (If you create an acronym, please remember to spell it out.) In the subject line, please be sure to write "Name the Project". (Email submissions that do not include the words Name the Project will not be entered in the contest.) The contest will end November 30th.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

I am the greatest pharmacist in the world.

Some of you did not believe it when I told you that I am one of America's top pharmacists. So now I have come back with proof:

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Yes that's right, I correctly ascertained that 90 tablets of Nifediac CC is too much Nifediac CC to take in a single day. I did not even need the pharmacy computer system to alert me. That is how great I am.

And now, please excuse me. I must return to saving lives.

Friday, November 02, 2007

This just in:

All links pointing to dead blogs have been removed. For the purposes of this discussion, "dead" is defined as "no posts in the last 30 days". Sidearms, you were given a pass, as I am not sure what the computer situation is like in Baghdad (or wherever you are).

The rest of you: if you want your link back (and all the traffic that said link generates for you), feel free to make your case here.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Impossible Dream...

I have this hotmail account (if you are really smart, you might be able to guess my email address), that became so overrun with spam (6 or 7 years ago), that I stopped using it. I get somewhere around 30 or 40 pieces of spam per day that are not blocked by hotmail's spam filter. I have no idea how much ends up in my junk folder...probably a couple hundred emails a day.

Anyway, I am starting an aggressive "unsubscribe" program. I shall attempt to unsubscribe from every junk sender that makes it into my inbox for the rest of November. I'll let you know if the account is usable again sometime in December.