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April 14th, 2006
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Sucks to be her!
Medical Bloopers for April 13, 2006

A very pregnant patient arrived in our busy ER. While being wheeled from the waiting area, the baby's head emerged, sending the woman into a panic. "I'm so embarrassed," she sobbed.
"Don't be embarrassed," the nurse told her, "we had a woman deliver a baby on the front lawn last year."
The woman again broke into tears, "That was me!




Changed CDs in the car. Still Queen's Gambit, but at least I am not bursting into tears myself while driving. I find myself somewhat bugged by the hypocracy of "Grania" - she's crowing about taking all she finds (with regard to merchant ships) but is outraged that Queen Elizabeth is doing the same thing (with regard to land). Damn catchy song, though - wish I hadn't made that connection.

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From:stormknight
Date:April 14th, 2006 01:05 pm (UTC)
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Hypocrisy from a PIRATE QUEEN?!?!? Neverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

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arrrrrrrrrrrr.
From:rowangolightly
Date:April 14th, 2006 01:15 pm (UTC)
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Oh, honey...sorry to make you cry!

But Grania isn't being hypocritical at all. If you read the history, Elizabeth had both her (current) husband and eldest son in prison at that point. Grania was quite a military leader and the ViceRoy for Ireland at that time was a right bastard giving bad advice to Elizabeth and persecuting the Irish something fierce. I really blame him for a lot of the ongoing problems between England and Ireland. I think he was working both ends towards the middle and stuffing his pockets, myself.

Grania ni Maille actually came to court and I intuit that she and Elizabeth actually got along quite well upon meeting; there was a very similar independence of spirit and sense of making life for themselves in the middle of a male world. Elizabeth gave her the present of one of her handkerchiefs and the story has gotten blown up that Grania blew her nose on it and then threw it into the fireplace! Now, I'm sure that story has gotten blown out of all proportion but I can see Elizabeth being simultaneously scandalized and ticked at that.

Grania was a pirate, to be sure, but she was saying in no uncertain terms, "Here's the line, Lady, step across it and I'll be here!"
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From:solan_t
Date:April 14th, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC)
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I think you would have a hard time trying to sell me on that. I don't see much difference between taking any merchant's goods one comes across while throwing those that object into the sea and claiming any land one wants while turning the previous occupants out.

On the other hand, I can see Elizabeth and Grania getting along rather well on a personal level.
From:rowangolightly
Date:April 14th, 2006 04:59 pm (UTC)
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Oh, there's no doubt that she was a pirate, none whatsoever! But sometime go read some of her history before you judge her too harshly.

Elizabeth herself, much as I admire her, doesn't come off any too well in her treatment of the Irish and that whole situation.
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From:solan_t
Date:April 14th, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC)
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On that I don't dissagree. I am just miffed by the attitude that says if I do it, it's okay but if you do it, it's wrong.
From:rowangolightly
Date:April 14th, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC)
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It's one of those situations that is impossible to separate from our modern sensibilities....and which I wish I could travel back and observe for myself! I'm betting it wouid be highly elucidating....and icky and smelly, too!
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