Saturday, May 31, 2008

I'm on call for this week (Friday 5pm to Friday 5pm). Four babies so far. A fairly quiet clinic this morning (8:30 to 1:30): only about 8 or 10 patients to see, mostly kids with colds, rashes, fevers. A few adults with upper respiratory stuff. A couple postive pregnancy tests. Labs and phone calls to answer. Hopefully it will be a quiet week.

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Last night Dean and I went to see the new Sex and the City movie. Though it was really no more than an extended version of the TV show, we both loved it. It was like seeing old friends, and catching up, and remembering why you liked them so much in the first place. The plot is pretty basic: Big and Carrie get together, Big and Carrie break up, Big and Carrie get back together, while all the other friends are in their ups and downs as well (though Charlotte is mostly up this movie), with a few surprising twists and turns along the way. All ends well (though it seems for a minute like it won't!). And there is a brief minute of frontal male (well, from the side) nudity. Oh for shame! I say: go see it!

(PS: Spoiler alert: read the comments of Erinn Bucklan, Meghan O'Rourke, Dana Stevens, and June Thomas discussing their takes on the movie at Slate.com here.)

(PPS: Oh yes, there are some poems in the movie!).

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I received news in the mail today the King County 4Culture has awarded me a $5000 grant to work on a series of poems about "The Expedition of the Vaccine." I am so excited! Maybe I will get out of the writing slump I have been in for a few months. Actually, not maybe, I will *have* to. But seriously, I can hardly wait to get going on them. This is just the kind of kick in the butt that I was needing.

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8 comments:

jeannine said...

Wow! Congrats Peter - that's great!

C. Dale said...

Congrats!

Kelli said...

yeah on the grant! Fantastic!

CONGRATS

Justin Evans said...

Great news, Peter. Money for writing---how innovative!

Collin said...

Congrats, Peter!

Joannie said...

Congratulations! Time to write!

Anne said...

A bit late to the party because I'm off this week doing my own grant-funded thing. :) Congratulations on the grant! That's awesome, and I can't wait to read the poems.

Esther's Writing Works said...

Congratulations, Peter

Sorry I missed C.D. I hope you got to hear her.
Esther