Universal Truth: family and friends… You can’t do without them!

My friend P turns to me on the T, and says “How is your ‘sup dog’ doing?”

I look at him quizzically and say, “What’s sup dog”?

* One evil grin * later, he says

“Nothin, wassup wid you?”

… i fell for that, hook line and sinker…

We have an ongoing cat and mouse game where we try to sneak into each other’s office and scare the heebie jeebies out of the person on his chair by suddenly shouting “Boo” into the back of their head.. I have to say, I have succeeded a few times while he has had me jumping out of my skin, not just in the office but also at home!! The War continues…

… continues on to the table tennis table… My knee is back to being fully flexible and “operational” (pun totally intended) and in addition to the physical therapy exercises, I have been indulging in a few games of TT now and then… Dont tell my doc, he will have a fit!… Thats the problem with docs, they are so busy playing God that they forget that their patients are human… one advantage of being a doc and not being allowed to be a doc is that, at the same time, I can be sitting in, looking out and sitting out, looking in… doubly so if I am a patient!
ah, life is wonderful

On unrelated issues, Dr Nevin Scrimshaw speaks on the urban legend that was the protein gap . My good friend Lau and I will moderate the discussion. All are invited!



Its been a hectic holiday! After Vermont, New Years in Boston and North Reading, I had a lovely evening of Tan Dun at the BSO, a good weekend with Chet and Bop in NYC, and now, am in a blissfully ignorant state at the start of the academic term!
New England weather is at its worst! 10 C one day and – 2.5 C the next, one has to “look no further” to see how nature is toying with humans!
Update Snow this morning… followed by bright (but cold) sunshine … “we are your puppets!”
Whee! I am actually a teaching assistant!! *muhahahaha*
To quote from the site :

NUTR 291PD: Positive Deviance for Behavior Change: A Course for Practitioners
Positive Deviance provides a unique approach for solving problems that require social or behavioral change. At its heart is the belief that in every community there are a few individuals – “positive deviants” – whose uncommon practices or behaviors enable them to outperform or find better solutions to pervasive problems than their neighbors with whom they share the same resource base. Identifying the positive deviants’ special practices/behaviors reveals hidden resources already present in the environment, from which it is possible to devise solutions to pervasive community problems, solutions that are sustainable as well as cost-effective. Students will read and discuss positive deviance and behavior change literature, review and critique studies and programs, and design and carry out positive deviance inquiries in the Boston area. Grading is Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U). Course enrollment is limited to 12.
Credit: 1
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or instructor consent.
Course Director: Sternin
Day/Time: Wednesdays 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Location: Jaharis 155, Boston Campus
Enrollment Number: NUTR291-PD
Call Number: 03750

My first! 🙂