January 5th, 2005

hobbes

2004 In A Nutshell

Take the first sentence (or two) from the first post of each month in 2004. That's your year in review.

I watched part of the National Spelling Bee last night and learned some new words… A lady I work with asked me if I'd heard that Hillary Clinton was running for vice president. I stopped myself from rolling my eyes and politely said, "She can't run for vice president."… I've seen a few comments about this already but I have to express my utter lack of surprise at the announcement of terrorist threats against financial targets in New York, New Jersey and Washington, DC… I stood in line for more than two hours to meet Bill Clinton yesterday and it was worth the wait… I am back from vacation with a much better attitude than before I left… All I need to get through life is popcorn and Absorbine Junior. That's what Juannie says laughingly about me anyway… I am so sleepy. I stayed up far too late last night trying to finish Corelli's Mandolin.

I started LJ in June. Seems like I've been doing this a lot longer than that. Thanks to arikatt.
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Stroke Symptoms

My father had a stroke several years ago. He's doing fine now but I wish I'd known about this back then.

"Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify.

Unfortunately,the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke. Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

*Ask the individual to smile.

*Ask him or her to raise both arms.

*Ask the person to speak a simple sentence.

If he or she has trouble with any of these tasks, call 9-1-1 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

After discovering that a group of non-medical volunteers could identify facial weakness, arm weakness and speech problems, researchers urged the general public to learn the three questions. They presented their conclusions at the American Stroke Association's annual meeting last February. Widespread use of this test could result in prompt diagnosis and treatment of the stroke and prevent brain damage.

Share this with others. It could save lives."
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