Yesterday, when I was on overnight call, something truly astounding happened: the hospital ran out of coffee. By which I mean, there was no coffee available all day, nor all night.
To quote one of my favorite ScienceBloggers, what the fucking fuck?! Seriously, what kind of hospital runs out of coffee? Doesn’t that violate some kind of accreditation requirement?*
I had intended to write something thoughtful on my arrival home, but I’m too inadequately caffeinated to put a coherent thought together. Instead, you get the following link, which certainly benefits humanity far more than my usual jibberjabber, anyway.
You all know how I feel about DonorsChoose–it’s a terrific way for private donors to support public education in tangible ways. Plus, it could get you on TV, and isn’t that the lifetime goal of 90% of the western world’s population? Anyway, if you click here–or on the “Big Think” banner to your right–you’ll be directed to a site where you can support DonorsChoose for free! That’s right–all you have to do is vote for one of their profiled scientists, and Pfizer coughs up a buck toward funding projects in public education. You’ll also get the chance to view and donate to projects privately, and I can tell you from my own experience that this is an incredibly gratifying direction in which to throw some change.
I’ll be back with the usual word salad as soon as I’ve gotten a couple days’ sleep. Now, I sup on Froot Loops!
*And don’t start in on me about those Seventh-Day Adventist places that have nothing caffeinated at all in the hospital: I think they’re an invention of the graduate medical education people intended to scare us into being less dissatisfied with our squalor.