Okay, that took three minutes. Today I went to a class on interpreting 12-lead ekgs, which was very interesting, even though 99% of our patients needing them can be summed up as Atrial Fibrillation. However, they paid me and fed me lunch. Then I came home and took a nap in the sunshine, which was wonderful because it was not freezing cold in my house! \o/ Yesterday it was. Yesterday it was 65 degrees and I thought I was going to die. Brrr, wtf, Wisconsin.
I suspect sadness in my future, say about two, three months from now. Just a premonition.
Okay, I want to vent about something that has been a pea under my mattress for a while now. It's completely ridiculous, but I'm going there anyway. "Begging the question" is not a euphemism for a question that really, really needs to be asked. It is one of the logical fallacies, sometimes known as "circular reasoning." It's like saying... abortion is wrong because it's a sin! The conclusion is based on assuming the premise is true. Now, I know that "begging the question" has come into popular usage as a way to call attention to an issue, but... it's wrong! Popular usage is wrong! And stupid! It doesn't even make sense. Why beg, if it's so important? Also, if your point is so important, why phrase it in such a way as to evoke a logical fallacy?? Way to bulk up your credibility, there.
I could go on, but why. Man, I can't even mount a good rant today. Still, I see that usage in the media all the time and it drives me bonkers. Sometimes the tea even sloshes out of my cup and spills all over my dress robes. It is most vexing.
Livejournal, does anybody out there need some dailywear contact lenses? Acuvue Advances with Hydroclear, good for dry eyes? I have four boxes, two -2.50 and two -2.75. I just don't wear them anymore, particularly since my latest scrip involved bifocalage. :-(
Let me know, and I will send them on!
Also, if you haven't read it yet, Written by the Victors by cesperanza. WOW. It's... it's got references. And a bibliography. *wibble*
She makes me want to watch SGA again.