September 23, 2009
Search (for Ridiculous Things) and You’ll Find Me
Been on the road for a while, then attending “The First Stanford Symposium on Bedside Medicine,” which was a real honor. Here’s a link to Dr. Verghese’s thoughts on the ritual of the physical exam. His presentation was truly inspiring. During the weekend, I finally got a Twitter account going. Follow @blakecharlton if you’re keen. Am back home now and trying to get a handle all-that-is-to-be-done-soon, like getting through the page proofs of SPELLWRIGHT. To that end, here’s a light post I wrote up while waiting in an airport.
There’s a function on the WordPress softwear that lets me see what search terms lead folk to my blog. Most are about my mentors or friends “Todd Lockwood,” “Abraham Verghese,” and so forth. A few have “Blake Charlton,” or “Spellwright,” punched in, which is nice. But some are just plain hilarious. Here’s a few of my favorites and my reactions.
“I am not a nerd:” My friend, by bringing you to this blog, the internet has failed you, horribly. Prepare to be boarded by the Royal Marines of Nerdom.
“large bald & loud:” You too, huh?
“Stanford Med student lovelife:” Oh, honey, not nearly enough when you’re studying , likely even after.
“fantasy authors make too much money:” On what planet do you spend most of your time?
“offensive funny jokes about dyslexia:” Only if you’re also dyslexic. And we’re drinking beer.
“Should I shave my head against the grain?” HOLY GOD IN HEAVEN, NO!
“USMLE is sucking out my SOUL:” Don’t worry; it grows back. Kinda.
I’m not sure why, but when I punch these into Google, my blog doesn’t show up in the results…I wonder why…