Inspired by the Encyclopedia of Immaturity, Kate wanted to carve a barfkin this year. Of course I said yes.
The costume? She’s a hippie.
Adrianne said on October 31, 2007 at 10:14 am
Kate’s costume rocks! As does the “Barfkin” – hilarious!
Our own pumpkin carvers opted for smilin’ surfer dude and alien from outer space…the classics.
Danny said on October 31, 2007 at 11:13 am
Tell Kate, great costume!
And remind her that she did not think this was funny … not one bit, a few years ago. I guess our sense of irony progresses with our sense of humor.
Dorothy said on October 31, 2007 at 11:18 am
Kate looks great, as does the Barfkin!!
Happy 23rd birthday to my future daughter-in-law!
Danny said on October 31, 2007 at 11:52 am
Nancy (and everyone), this story came out today about a sidelined “firefighting nurse” who took charge of the evacuation facility at Qualcomm Stadium during the recent wildfires. She did a phenomenal job. The only catch is, she was not a sidelined firefighter and she wasn’t a nurse:
Equally dazzled by her skills was Dunford, the city medical director and a professor of emergency medicine at UCSD.
He said Pugh created a “state-of-the-art nursing home” in the stadium, interacted superbly with patients and doctors, and oversaw but never administered medicine, to his knowledge. She stayed to the very end, he said.
“She did tell me she was a firefighting nurse, but I never questioned her credentials,” he said, “because she was sharp, really sharp. You had to be there to know what was going on, and she was absolutely fabulous. If she wasn’t a nurse, I say: So what?”
Robert Drury, a Rancho Bernardo resident I met while he was under Pugh’s care, had the same reaction.
Once, when Pugh was away sleeping for a few hours, the place fell into disarray, he said. “There was a vacuum, a lacuna if you will, a void in leadership when she was gone,” he said.
When I first contacted [firechief] Loyd, he answered my question about Pugh with one of his own: “Is she doing something good or doing something bad?”
I’m still not sure how to answer that.
brian stouder said on October 31, 2007 at 1:23 pm
Danny – it’s a strange world, eh? A mechanical engineer friend of mine makes the point that mechanical engineers are born, and not produced by schools (where they get their credentials).
It must be the same for take-charge, organized people like the woman in that story
Danny said on October 31, 2007 at 3:41 pm
Given the personalities, or lack thereof, of some of my cohorts, some would say that we mechanical engineers are rather hatched… in the lab… complete with propeller cap beanies and pocket protectors.
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