Every morning I get a large ice coffee flavored with French Vanilla, extra light with cream (not milk), and four Splenda packets. On really long days, I’ll get two. Needless to say, I drink a lot of ice coffee. While I’m sipping my daily brew, there are usually quite a few things that cross my mind. Here’s a couple of things I was thinking about this week:
- The NYC “soda ban” is going to affect how I drink my coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts. Not going to lie, it is annoying as all hell to me. I’m good enough to scrape the injured, diseased, and ill off the streets at all hours of the day, but obviously not good enough to consume more than 16 ounces of ice coffee at a time.
- I went to an old movie theater I haven’t been to in at least 15 or so years. They’re doing a rehab on the theater that includes assigned seating in leather recliners. That’s pretty amazing in itself, but what REALLY impressed me was their soda fountain. One fountain offers around 25 different flavors of soda as select-able on a touch screen. As if that wasn’t enough, once you pick your soda brand it then offers you DIFFERENT FLAVORS of that brand! Diet Coke Raspberry anyone? Best of all… they have PIBB!!! #FTW
- Speaking of movies, I am actually anticipating the release of the Oz The Great And Powerful. At first, I wasn’t that hyped on the whole thing. I’m getting kind of tired of the never ending sequels and reboots (unless it’s a comic book movie, because who gets tired of those?), but this actually looks like it will be a good movie. I hope I’m right… but if not, at least I’ll gave the soda fountain to quell my disappointment.
- The recent story about the nurse who refused to perform CPR even after the 9-1-1 operator plead with her seems to be making the rounds to all the news outlets. I don’t know which outlet it was, but I heard the daughter of the woman (who happens to be a nurse) didn’t think that CPR would have helped and was “satisfied” with what had happened. The news outlets seem to be glossing over this fact. Thus is the difference between the educated and uneducated as to the realities of our medical limitations.
- Later this week I’ll be traveling down to Washington DC for the EMS Today Conference. I always look forward to these opportunities where I can meet up with like minded individuals (both old and new), have some good discussion, and come back having learned things I never knew before. It’s one of the highlights of my year, and this year promises to deliver if for no other reason than the fact I am staying at a DoubleTree. That means free cookies.