Friday, November 19, 2010

Only Because Demi Lovato Was Unavailable

I'm sorry for being all over the place lately...and to having very little consistency to this blog. Between school and work and the girls, I just don't seem to have that much time to write...who knew? Also, I feel like I have less to write about, unless you all want the minutiae of who is eating what and sitting up on her own when, etc... I will try and spare you.

However, I do have a funny anecdote for you today...

As I have mentioned a bunch of times, Munchkin and The Brain Surgeon are big on music swapping. It started with him periodically loading her iPod with stuff, but now she shares stuff with him, too...you know, so he can keep up with what the kids are listening to these days;-). Occasionally, they will just swap iPods for a little while, which they did at some point last week.

While he is, in fact, not an actual brain surgeon, he is indeed a neurologist...and one of some repute. He works in the neurology department at one very fancy-shmancy hospital in Boston, and handles a lot of cases of great complexity referred to him from other parts of the country (like this one, if you feel like crying. Kind of a lot). In other words, he is a serious person who does very serious work.

Also, when he is in his office all day, he listens to music while he works. And yesterday, he was listening to an iPod borrowed from his very favorite 15 year-old not-quite-but-almost sister-in-law. A 15 year-old with a somewhat whimsical sense of humor. At one point in the afternoon, a mother and father came in with their 12 year old daughter for a discussion of treatment for some affliction (I don't know the exact details, but the girl is the patient, which is never happy).

As he was straightening up some things on a bookshelf or something, he didn't get the chance to turn the music off right away, so they came in and sat down before he switched it off. Which allowed the girl to ask this very serious doctor doing very serious work in his very serious office...

"Are you listening to Justin Bieber?"

7 comments:

Dawn said...

That's the sweetest story, and must have totally endeared "this very serious doctor" to this very sick and very scared young girl.

SG to SP said...

This makes me laugh because my husband's uncle is a brain surgeon (whose in his 50's) up in CT and apparently during surgery he likes to listen to Lady GaGa!!!

Jenny said...

One of my friends is head of neurology at a fancy schmancy hostipal in boston .... this town is too too small. haha

Kari said...

Love it! I bet it made the girl love him even more.

A said...

HAHAHAHAHA. That story is made of awesome.

Anonymous said...

Best way to start a very serious appointment!

Thisisme said...

Bieber fever all around! (: