Friday, February 4, 2011

Dear American Academy of Dermatology,

I, the great Dr. Grumpy, Neurologist-at-large, have absolutely NO FREAKING IDEA how I ended up on your email list. I don't even go to my own specialty's meetings (my idea of hell is a room with more than 1 neurologist).

Nevertheless, thanks for the invite today. If I find myself in New Orleans this weekend, and have absolutely nothing to do, and the French Quarter is closed, and Mrs. Grumpy has let me off my leash, and Ignatius J. Reilly is unavailable for dinner, and I have a few hundred bucks in conference registration fees burning a hole in my pocket, then I will most certainly attend.




Because, as an elite neurologist, I find the latest news on skin, hair, and nails to be absolutely fascinating.

Hoping you've found a way to stop my remaining hairs from falling out,

Ibee Grumpy, M.D.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of something that's bugging me.

It is my understanding that dermatology is a popular specialty. Basic office hours, and little chance of a middle of night emergency consult request.

So is this a myth? Because if dermatology is so popular I would think it wouldn't take a frickin month to get an appt with my dermatologist.

Diana said...

Does that mean no?

Kim said...

Damn, that's not even during Mardi Gras! I was in New Orleans back in 1997 for a conference the was held right in the middle of Mardi Gras. I stayed at the Royal Omni right in the French Quarter. Everything was paid for. Interesting few days. Btw, Bourbon Street in New Orleans during Mardi Gras smells (or it did then at least) like a combination of urine, puke and beer. The people watching was great, though. I was 100 percent sober the entire time and got a kick out of watching all the drunks.

Maria Stahl said...

"My idea of hell is a room with more than one neurologist."

This is my Facebook status now. Excellent.

WV = vasin. It's a new erectile dysfunction drug.

mcgee said...

Botox.

Anonymous said...

Don't be so rash in your decision. Go show some skin. Drug companies have taken to selling names. The same way charities do.

One time gave money for Tsunami relief and the next thing you know I was flooded with request.

About medical specialties without emergency calls , I understand the only one is rheumatologist. Arthritics know to take two aspirin and call in the AM. Dermatologist still get the calls for the big zit before senior prom or wedding--high drama.

Anonymous said...

"Btw, Bourbon Street in New Orleans during Mardi Gras smells (or it did then at least) like a combination of urine, puke and beer."

Yup, that's about right... but it's not only during Mardi Gras. I keep saying that I'm gonna go spend some time on Bourbon and watch all the entertaining drunk people, but I just can't get past the smell of old pee and stale beer. I've always wondered how the tourists deal with the smell, but then I realize that a lot of them are too drunk to care. :)

Anonymous said...

"Hoping you've found a way to stop my remaining hairs from falling out,"

Maybe if you got rid of your more annoying patients so you wouldn't pull on it so much...?


wv" sustsit. "Sust sit" yourself down and sleep through the presentation!

newnurseinthehood said...

I think Burma Jones would make better dinner company, personally.

amy said...

I loved the book Confederacy of Dunces.

Li'l Azathoth said...

Before rushing to the meeting, you might consider checking out the new show at the Night of Joy.

Erin @ Sassin' Southern Style said...

So I take it you and Dr. Pissy never have face-to-face conversation?

The Merry said...

Dermatology, Neurlogy... in the grand developmental scheme of things, they're both part of the ectoderm, right? Therefore, they're related. Sorta.

Dang, and that's the second use I've found for the Embryology class I took. (The first was a pop quiz where the prof asked us to define "Stereo Blastula" and I told her it was the Latinized term for a ghetto blaster. And yes, the look on her face was worth the grade I got on the quiz. It's the little things in life that amuse the most.)

Anonymous said...

I loved that book too!

Anonymous said...

are you sure Mary didn't "accidentally" sign you up for that email list??? :p

Anonymous said...

Which one: Stereo Blastula or Confederacy of Dunces.

PGY1 said...

They're almost certainly very eager to share some of the dermatologic manifestations of neurologic disease with you.

medicalofficeworker said...

my idea of hell is a room with more than 1 neurologist

Been t here, done that too many times for my own good.

Even worse though is being in a room with more than 1 psychiatrist!

/medical office employee

The Mother said...

The latest issue of Cosmo is much cheaper.

Anonymous said...

I'm a neonatologist and ended up on the same damn list!

C said...

There you go, spitting in the wind. If only you had gone, you would have had something more insightful to say about Old Guy's heel scrapings, later in the blog.

Since reading your blog, I have been getting catalogs for scrubs...don't wear them; never have. "They" track us and record our addresses, but "they" are just apps, so they get a lot of these things wrong.

Mari-Ann said...

I've known two funny neurologists and of course, Grumpy is the funniest neurologist of all time. Interestingly enough, when I told my local funny neurologist about Grumpy, he wasn't in the least bit interested in exploring the Wonders of Grumpy. I was very disappointed. Probably, he wasn't very funny after all or else, fabulously self-absorbed. Yeah, that's probably it.

 
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