Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Tagged

A few days ago, I was 'tagged' by Jay at the Sleveen Institute. I'm not sure where this whole tagging thing originated, and frankly I'm too lazy to spend the 5 minutes it would take to find out. So here are 8 random facts about yours truly.

1. I was born and raised near Toronto, but currently live in Vancouver.

2. I am a physician, and have spent so long as a student I barely know how to live otherwise.

3. I am most assuredly not rich, but have no objections to becoming so.

4. I blog pseudonymously since current or future patients may be reading, and my political views shouldn't interfere in the doctor-patient relationship.

5. I have one brother, who is 5 years younger than me, also a physician, and my best friend.

6. I am a "dog person", though I don't have any pets at the moment.

7. I had a life-threatening cancer diagnosed last year, but thanks to a bone marrow transplant I am recovering well (touch wood).

8. I despise chain letters.

Pursuant to #8, I have decided not to tag anyone else. If anyone has strong feelings about this, feel free to leave a comment.

8 comments:

Jay said...

I hate them too. Sorry for the trouble!

Red Canuck said...

Jay - LOL. No worries, bud!

Anonymous said...

Re #4.

Very wise.
I cringe every time I see Dr. Roy (not as a patient but on a professional level.)
Then again, he's like his blog in person....

knb said...

Speedy recovery RC. Nice to know you a bit better, but I'm with you on the chain letter thing.

PS - Thx for your comment re' my Mirvish post.

Red Canuck said...

Anon @ 6:40 - I thought about it for a while before deciding to go with a pseudonym. It just makes life easier at work (where I have also encountered a few Dr. Roy types amongst my peers).

Red Canuck said...

Thanks KNB. I don't mind sharing random info with people, but I just have a sort of visceral dislike of chain letters (even though this one is admittedly good-natured in its intent).

Oh and re: Mirvish...it was a good post, and "John" should really have had the decency not to hijack it.

Cherniak_WTF said...

Anon @ 6:40 - I thought about it for a while before deciding to go with a pseudonym. It just makes life easier at work (where I have also encountered a few Dr. Roy types amongst my peers).
I’d like have more respect for Dr. Roy if not for his blog… we’ll actually not, he’s a moonbat in person. This debate over being “anonymous” is interesting because we get accused of hiding. The thing is that many of us are active politically outside the blogsphere – I certainly am. And frankly, the mudslinging and death threats pale in comparison with what happens on the blogs. I find that some would judge without knowing any of us. Yes what we write can be a good indication of how we are in real person but it’s only part of the story.
When I read RT or your blog there is a level of discourse that is open to debate. Sure many of us don’t agree but I find it that dissent is accepted. I’ve seen biting criticism about the Liberals on liberal blogs but rarely the same on BT – Olaf is the only BT that comes to mind as being above mindless talking points.

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