Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Better ME

I'm a fan of both the Bones and NCIS TV series.  I've been catching up on the Bones episodes recently.  I think the way Bones treated the death of Dr. Lance Sweets was absolutely horrible, having the team reduce the handsome, engaging psychiatrist and friend to a pile of bones. 

My mind got to thinking.  Dr. Mallard and his team always find the cause of death without reducing the body to a pile of bones.  Dr. Brennan and her team always have to reduce the body to bones to find the cause of death.  (I do know that's the whole point of the series.) From what I've learned from reading and watching countless numbers of these shows, I'm pretty sure Dr. Sweets' autopsy could have solved without reducing him to a pile of bones.  That was very disrespectful of Bones fans.  In my mind right now, Dr. Mallard is the better medical examiner. It 's a good thing that all people are fictional.

Another Theft Due to Modern Practice

This morning I received an email about suspicious activity on my debit Mastercard. There was an unauthorized amount of $240+.  This is the second time in less than a year!  I do not need this additional stress at this point in my life. I think I'm going to have to go back to the old-fashioned way of checks and cash, and using the card only for the credit union's ATM machine. Beware if you use your debit card at Hannaford, Rite-Aid, Target, Wal-Mart, Dunkin Donuts, McDonald's, Taco Bell, Burger King, Family Dollar, Mobil, Staples, Ted's Fish Fry, Healthy Pets, Petco, Price Chopper, Five Below, Petsmart (the store and on-line) and Webs on-line.  I don't usually go to the fast food places so much, but my mother is in a rehabilitation center an hour's drive from me and going to visit  usually entails stopping to get a meal somewhere. I can only afford fast food.