Monday, October 14, 2013

There Are Two Kinds (Types) of People Quotations

There are two types or kinds of people quotes:  (many are anonymous and some are mine)   This list will be expanded periodically.
  • There are two types of people:  Women who are obsessed with shoes, and men.
  • There are two types of people:  Human-like monkeys,  and monkey-like humans.  
  • The two types of single people:  Those who are looking for sex, and those who are looking for love.
  • The two types of insomniacs:  Those that sleep while awake, and those who are tired all the time. 
  • There are two kinds of people:  Those that greet you in a public toilet.... 
  • There are two kinds of people: Those with modest goals,  and those that fart a lot. 
  • There are two kinds of idiot - those who know they are stupid,  and those who don't.  -Anon
  • There are basically two types of people - people who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.  -- Mark Twain
  • There are two kinds of people: Those who believe there are two kinds of people,  and those who don't   - Robert Benchley
  • There are two types of people - , good and bad. The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more."  - Woody Allen 
  • There are two types of people - those who come into a room and say, "Well, here I am!" and those who come in and say, "Ah, there you are."   - Frederick L. Collins 
  • There are two types of people: lazy people and stupid people.  Stupid people are too dumb to be lazy - lazy people find creative ways to be lazy.   -- Anon
  • There are only two kinds of people   - there are those who wake up in the morning and say, "Good morning, Lord," and there are those who wake up in the morning and say, "Good Lord, it's morning." - Anon  
  • There are two types of people  : those who leave a mark, and others who just leave a stain.
  • There are two types of people  : those who have the ability to assemble furniture and those who do not."  
  • There are two types of people, those that give us pleasure when they arrive and other that give you pleasure when they leave.
  • There are two types of people who complain about paying their income tax......
  • There are two kinds of people  : Those who are good with words, and those who are... thingy
  • There are two kinds of people  : those who talk about having sex, and those who are having sex.
  • There are two kinds of people:  those who get my jokes....
  • There are two kinds of people: people who like their jobs, and people who don't work here anymore..
  • There are two kinds of people: those who can stay focused, and hey, what's that...
  • There are two kinds of people: Those who can't count to two...
  • There are two types of people:  Those that eat fast,  and the hungry.
  • There are people -  people who try to be cryptic by leaving out stuff...
  • There are two types of people in the world: people who will ask directions and men.
  • There are two kinds of people:  Those who fear God,   and those who fear humans.  
  • There are two types of people:  Those who admit they pee in the shower,  and liars. 
  • You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.   - Clint Eastwood as Blondie
  • There are two kinds of people in the world, my friend: Those with a rope around the neck, and the people who have the job of doing the cutting.  Tuco... 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Religions of the World - Shit

A random collection of religion quotes from various web sites.  
  • Sikhism:   I serve good shit
  • Satanism:   Hot, deep shit
  • Jainism:  I can handle shit..
  • Zoroastrianism:   Let there be shit
  • Agnosticism:  Shit??
  • Taoism: Shit Happens 
  • Hinduism: This shit happened before
  • Islam: If shit happens, take a Hostage
  • Buddism: If Shit happens, is it really shit?
  • 7th Day Adventist: Shit happens on Saturday
  • Protestantism: Shit won’t happen if I work harder
  • Catholicism: If Shit Happens, I deserve it
  • Jehovah’s Witness: Knock, knock, “Shit happens”
  • Judaism: Why does shit always happen to me?
  • Hare Krishna: Shit Happens Rama Rama Ding Dong
  • Atheism: No shit
  • T.V. Evangelism: Send more shit
  • Rastafarianism: Let’s smoke this shit
The end.  :)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Roasting Nuts At Home

Roasting nuts at home is a great step up in flavor and texture from store-bought roasted nuts.  It's pretty easy to do but there are a few things to avoid.   The main risks are time and temperature:   too long or at too high.     I
Pistachios - roasted today at home
roast my nuts (yes, I know)  at 350 F  ( 175 C) for 15 minutes at most.   Pre-heat the oven and place the nuts,  one layer thick,  on a baking pan.   Roast for about 7 minutes and then open oven and stir the nuts to roll them - you can also rotate the whole pan for more even heating.   Now comes the critical point -   continue roasting but smell,  look and listen to your nuts.  :)   Peeking often is OK -  it's better to get then out a bit early if you are unsure.   Sampling hot nuts is dangerous (in all domains).   When ready,  pull the pan out and place in a cool dry spot - try not to melt furniture or burn yourself.   After they have cooled to room temperature - place them in an airtight container.   Bon appetit.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Queen's Day 2013 In the Netherlands

Queen's Day in the Netherlands, or Koninginnedag, is here.  This will be the last one for quite a while.  In a few hours,  a new king will be invested.  Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, will become king. Next year, there will be a King's Day.  It will normally be celebrated on his birthday unless it's a Sunday.


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 14th Edition

In single volume, hard cover form (ISBN 0070202915 ), the 14th edition of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine Copyright 1998 is a classic.  I really like the beginning of the Introduction..

 The practice of medicine combines both science and art.  The role of science in medicine is clear. Science-based technology is the foundation for the solution to many clinical problems; the dazzling advances in biochemical methodology and in biophysical imaging techniques that allow access to the remotest recesses of the body are the products of science.  So too are the therapeutic maneuvers that increasingly are a major part of clinical practice.  Yet skill in the most sophisticated application of laboratory technology and the use of the latest therapeutic modality alone does not make a good physician.
 The ability to extract from a mass of contradictory physical signs, and from the crowded computer printouts of laboratory data, those items that are of crucial clinical significance, to know in a difficult case to "treat" or to "watch", to determine when a clinical clue is worth pursuing or when to dismiss it as a "red herring," and to estimate in any given patient whether a proposed treatment entails a greater risk that the disease -  all are involved in the decisions decisions that the clinician, skilled in the practice of medicine, must make many times each day. This combination of of medical knowledge, intuition, and judgement defines the art of medicine.  It is as necessary to the practice of medicine  as is a sound scientific base. > The editors of the first edition of this book articulated what is expected of the physician in words that... still ring true.
No greater opportunity, responsibility or obligation can fall to the lot of a  human being than to become a physician. In the care of the suffering she needs the technical skill, scientific knowledge, and human understanding.  She who uses these with courage, with humility, and with wisdom will provide a unique service for her fellow human, and will build and enduring edifice of character for herself.  The physician should ask of her destiny no more than this; she should be content with no less.
Tact, sympathy and understanding are expected of the physician, for the patient is no mere collection of symptoms, signs, disordered functions, damaged organs, and disturbed emotions.  The patient is human, fearful, and hopeful, seeking relief, help and reassurance. To the physician, as to the anthropologist, nothing human is strange or repulsive. The misanthrope may become a smart diagnostician of organic disease, but can scarcely hope to succeed as a physician.  The true physician has a Shakespearean breadth of interest in the wise and the foolish, the proud and the humble, the stoic hero and the whining rogue.  The physician cares for people.
I found this book in the laundry room.  Paper versions are for sale online for almost nothing.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Caffeine: Traditional Sources - Plants

Caffeine is the most used drug on the planet.. (see Wikipedia link for details).   This post is related to where, and how much,   caffeine is in plant sources. 

  • Coffee -   The plants are called Coffea Arabica  and Coffea Canephora .   Cheaper, easier to cultivate,   robusta coffee comes from the Canephora varieties and has almost twice the caffeine of arabica.   Espresso blends contain significant amounts of robusta beans.  Concentrations of caffeine are usually quoted in percentage of dry bean weight.   Using 2% as an average -  one scoop of coffee (about 12 gm) would have  240 mg of caffeine.   The amount extracted from drip methods could be about half. 
  •  Tea -  Camellia Sinensis .  The leaves contain an average of 3% caffeine by dry weight.  
  • Maté -   Ilex paraguariensis   and Ilex Guayusa.  This South American plant has leaves which contain about 1% caffeine.
  •  Guarana -  Paullinia cupana .  The seeds of this Amazonian climber contain about 2% caffeine.
  •  Cola (Kola) -  Kola Nut  from Cola Acuminata . The nuts/fruits  contain about 2% caffeine.

Tenth Anniversary of Surgery

It's been ten years since cancer surgery.  I have new camera. :)