Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Harlem Happenings


Greetings faithful readers. First off thanks for your support during my hermetic study days. I can breathe a small sigh of relief now that the boards are over. I guess this is the first sigh in a two part sigh. The final sigh will come on the day that I receive my score, and hopefully that sigh is not my last breath. Anyways, moving along with my summer.
Today I started a rotation at Harlem Hospital in Oral Surgery and Physical Diagnosis. The hospital is located on the corner of 135th St. and Malcolm X Blvd. It is very interesting working in an environment where you are the minority. I must say I enjoyed my first day very much, especially the discussion on Spike Lee movies and the "black experience." Seriously though, the residents are very helpful and always willing to teach and I am sure my next three weeks will be very educational.
In other news an old TV friend resurfaced. The food network has a show that is hosted by Marc Summers. That's right our favorite Double Dare host is back and not surprisingly this show also highlights various colored whipped toppings. Double Dare always bugged me when the bright orange flag would be sitting on top of the whipped cream in plain sight, while the contestant rolled around in it. In the end though that is really what Nickelodeon was about in the 90s, some sort of slime, goo, or whipped topping dropping, flinging, or flying onto some kid trying to win a kareoke machine and a new bike. Until next time, have a relaxing summer.

5 comments:

Lachelle & Rob Bodine said...

That is great that you brought up Marc Summers and Double Dare. I recently discovered the Food Networks "Unwrapped" show and Rob and I looked at Marc Summers for a minute trying to think of where we knew him from before we both realized it was from Double Dare. What happened to THAT kind of quality television?

Oh and I hope the boards went well!

phil said...

Good to have you back, H. I thought I'd offended you by complaining about you ruining X-men 3. I ended up watching it, and still enjoyed it, in case you were worried.

Pete said...

I don't think I have even thought about the show "Double Dare" in at least 15 years.

Pam Erickson said...

Great to finally get on your website. It worked after the third try. Maybe it gave up in exasperation and finally let me thru.

Looking forward to hearing from you regarding your Boards. I'm sure you've done great!

I guess I really show my age--I've never watched Double Dare.

Have fun in Virginia with Christina and her family. Tell them hello for us.

See you in Hawaii.

Love ya, Mom

CWBroadbent said...

Congratulations on your board exam scores!

By the way, I hear there are some great programs in Houston . . .