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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Dealing With Trauma

This post never posted for some reason and I'm reposting it thanks :)

First off, I want to express my deepest sympathy to the Weldon family after his death in Las Vegas 10-16 at LVMS....this all leads to why I'm writing this tonight I've been asked "How do you do what you do in the ER and keep you emotions in check?" Thats a very good question and I will do my best to answer.

For those of us that chose to work in the medical field learned very early on (for me I started working in a hospital in Orange Calif 1976) that you either had the where with all or didn't to be able to emotionally handle all the stuff that comes in.
Thats it for the short version lol and thanks for asking
From Track Side with Melli & Other Stuff
The Twin Gatorade 125s is over with the field set for the Daytona 500 set for Sunday 02-26.  It was the first time I've sat and watched the entire race to see who is going to make the Great American Race. 
There was the usual wrecks, but the one that was bad was rookie Danica Patrick got tagged and went flying off the track hit the safer barrier thank GOD and walked away.
I'm sure she had her beg rung, going 190 to 0 in seconds hurts and hurts alot, but with all the safety surrounding NASCAR drivers she is sore but good.
I've had a good week, had a bout of the 24hr flu got hit by a MAC truck but now good. 
I'm wondering when something is going to be done about the out of control gas prices AGAIN!!! Washington doesn't get it....I don't care about a singing President I care about the millions of people out of work and those that are working but on fixed incomes now being faces with this added expense including myself.
Who am I and other making Billionaires with CRAP??? It's time that the good American Folks raise up and YELL "WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH AND WE ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE ANYMORE".
That is from a one my favorite movies Network Albert Finney got it right and I think it fits all of us today. 
Thanks for letting me rant, have a great evening
Ciao for now

Saturday, February 18, 2012

From Track Side with Melli & Other Stuff
Good Morning, happy Saturday to you all....I love the weekends even though I have to work them it's still my fav time of the week. 
Please check out the link I've posted The Pioneer Woman it's one of my very fav's Ree Drummond is the blogger and has a show on Saturday on the Food Net Work it's a great show which I look forward to every Saturday.
On Nascar, it's day 2 of practice today is for the 500, lots of changes and they are shaking the cars down.  The changes are EFI instead of carburetors, bigger plates for the plate tracks and deck lid wing changes. 
It's been challenging for some teams but with this time to test so to speak they will get it. 
Wondering how Jach Roush is dealing with no more CARBS!!! We shall see, Fords are looking very strong, stay tuned.
Have a wonderful weekend, and check out Pioneer Woman's link you'll enjoy it.
Ciao for now

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Daytona is getting busy

From Track Side with Melli & Other Stuff

The 11th anniversary of Dale E's death is Tomorrow. The picture posted is from Eddie Gossage Pres of TXMSW and I laughed thinking of all the wonderful memories of I have of his sense of humor that alot of people didn't get to see.

The 2012 Nascar Season is getting close to starting with the 125's this week, the Bud Shootout on Saturday night and the Daytona 500 Sunday.

I'm looking forward to seeing Mark Martin now racing for MWR (Michael Waltrip Racing) and in a Toyota which will be a little strange, but still good to see him racing.

Have a good Friday coming up everyone

Ciao for now