Wednesday, January 09, 2008

January, Boards, Subpoenas and Ninja Babies

Below I present to you Ninja Baby Olivia.

She's practicing her ability to camouflage in with her surroundings. She's got a way to go. Lots of stuff going on in the Brownell family in January. I got my board results, they were good. Now I just have the oral boards left and I will officially be an board certified ER doc. Yeah!

While I am speaking of firsts, I also got my first subpoena. Yeah! It is kind of interesting, and a little intimidating, I guess. I am just a witness for the trial. Docs get subpoenas not infrequently I guess. This one is a public trial, with a jury, and I have to go give my medical findings. For example, I may be asked from my findings, what can I deduce? To which my answer will likely be, "In fact my deduction, good sir, leads me to...Colonel Mustard! Yes, it was Colonel Mustard, with the candlestick in the library!" Ok, maybe not that crazy, but I have watched too much Law and Order and I picture the defense attorney getting crazy with the cheez whiz. Probably won't be that exciting though.

Here mom is! Olivia loves being strapped in to the Baby Bjorn. I highly recommend one for kids if you are having any soon. It frees up your hands so you can actually hold the baby and get stuff done, like wash bottles, make new bottles, wash baby clothes, fold baby clothes... You may or may not be able to play Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii with her strapped in sleeping as well. (I won't officially admit anything in the off chance Nicole reads this.)

6 comments:

Tony said...

Real court is much less dramatic and organized than TV court. You may very well find it to be a huge disappointment.

Travis said...

It was definitely less dramatic than TV. I tried to spice it up by winking and pointing at several of the jurors, but I just met blank stares. Hmmm.

Your bro Tyler said...

I found court the first couple of times exciting and I was really nervous. The more I do it, the more I relax, but it seems to get tougher. I guess it's because I get better at my job, so more people go to jail, hence I get subpoenaed constantly!! Also, Wii does have a controller you can buy so you can still play it while wearing the baby bjorn. Ya, how about them apples!!!

A different Tony said...

I could have sure used a Doc that winked at me and pointed to get me excited about the jury trial I was on, all I got was a bad lawyer on the defense side repeating things like she said her vagina was sharp and such..almost laughing about it.Have to love rookie public defenders!!

Travis said...

a different tony: where was the trial? and was the lawyer monkey farm crazy?

A different tony said...

Dubuque...and I would have to say pretty close.