First: CAREER CHANGE? GRANTED.
Remember Steven A. Tersigni, my cousin who attempted a character assassination last week?
Well, yesterday he made me feel really good about myself (probably to assuage his guilt.) (Did you know in former times that that word was spelled asswage? I seriously cannot be the only person who finds this hilarious.)
How did he do this?
He gave me this Practice Quiz about human anatomy to try!
Guys. After 11 consecutive attempts to answer a question correctly, I got to this question:
What bony feature of the mandible can be used to find and palpate the facial artery?
It was so easy! Are you confused? Well, let me explain it to you.
The answer couldn't be "oblique line" because as a writer I know that oblique means something along the lines of "indirect" or "unclear" or "anything uttered by Bill Clinton when discussing sexual relations." (ZING! Nothing burns worse than a joke hijacked from the 90's.) It has nothing to do with the human body! So, duh, process of elimination, A is out.
Next, it was pretty obvious B was incorrect because I've never heard of a mental trigone and I'm actually pretty sure that no such thing exists. And I would know, because I am a mental health therapist, which pretty much makes me an expert on anything having to do with the word "mental." So, yeah, B is out.
As far as C goes, mandible reminds me of the word mandala, which always reminds me of ceramics for some reason, which relates to bone in that both are white materials. So obviously the answer can't be "angle" because that's geometry and has nothing to with bone or ceramics. C is clearly not the correct choice.
This leaves us with D. D is correct because all other answers have been ruled out through the process of elimination (and common sense). But, if you examine it, it's obviously the correct answer anyway because of the word "notch." As in, you can find and palpate the facial artery by locating the premasseteric "notch," much in the same way that you can find and palpate huge blobs of excess fat hanging over your pants after Thanksgiving by locating the "only notch that still works" in your belt. Or by "making a new notch in your belt" if none work.
(Wait, what? You've never had this happen? Woow. *paradigm shifts completely*)
So yeah, I think it's safe to say that I'm totally qualified to practice medicine now. Which is a huge relief, because now I can probably make some money. Maybe even enough to afford Trapper's Sushi which I recently tried for the first time and now understand is heaven in the form of raw fish.
Next, here's a picture:
|Is it weird that I can't handle publishing a post without a picture of some kind even if it has nothing to do with anything at all and I just clicked on basically the first picture I saw in my "photos" file?|
Next, on to the three important things that happened to my blog.
1. I won a contest!!!
Specifically, for this post which I wrote to join the Writer's Platform Builder Crusade. I was very honored to win it (honestly). I was late to the game, and didn't think I stood a chance, so it was a very pleasant surprise.
As the winner, I was interviewed by the originator of the crusade, Rachael Harrie. You can find my interview here: WARNING: I talk a lot about writing and what I do as a writer and my process and current work and stuff. Click only if you're interested in seeing that.
(Did the fact that I made that link really big make you more likely to click? Not my intention.)
2. I was featured as an editor's choice last Sunday on Bloggers.com!! (No, not Blogger.com. That's what happens to cool people. Bloggers.com is a blog catalog I signed up for that I'm pretty sure must be run out of Indonesia or something because all the emails I get from them are riddled with Engrish. (The email about being featured started with "Congratulation!" and ended with "regards Thank you,").) I have no idea what being featured means, if anything, but I am very flattered! (I mean that genuinely.) (Parentheses much? Sometimes I get so parenthetical I baffle myself.)
3. I wrote a guest post at another blog. It was random and very spontaneous, and it has to do with destiny. Click here if you want to read it. (Maybe I should make this one really big too?)(I hope that's not obnoxious. Sorry if it is. But this time the intention IS to persuade you to click.)
Oh, there are four. Four important things.
4. I ditched my old url and just signed up with joshweed.com because I realized when even Wife was like "Um, what is your blog address again? Inattentive-something-something?" that it just wasn't working. (Don't worry, inattentive-subtype.blogspot.com still takes you right here which should come as a great relief to the two of you who had that link bookmarked.)
That is all.
Here's another random picture.