Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Too cute not to share

With this morning's mail, I received a card from one of my patients. She doubles as my surrogate grandma. Here's her note: Dear Dr. Hoffman, When I think of you . . . "Appreciation" comes in view. Thank you for your care. Sending medical samples is kinda rare, But then, so is a doctor who can serve up a wickedly delicious "Latker!"* P.S. My Yiddish is kind of kiddish. *Okay, you have to love this forced rhyme: doctor and 'latker'. She's referring to my potato pancakes (latkes). Here's the recipe. No one has ever written me a poem before. D.

13 Comments:

Blogger Blue Gal said...

Oh, so now you want poetry?!? You KNOW mine's gonna be a limerick.

1/31/2006 12:47:00 PM  
Blogger Pat said...

blue gal:
There once was a man from Nantucket...

1/31/2006 01:27:00 PM  
Blogger Blue Gal said...

Even in ten minutes I can do better than that:

There once was a doctor named Doug(las)
Who caught some kind of terrible bug:
"It is not to my credit
That I never edit,
But my blog is a well-written drug."

Douglas knows, though the far right objects,
To equate a smart brain with good sex.
So smart women would gape
At his blog, he did Snape!
(For a blogger, that's pretty complex.)

That furry cute doc with a blog,
Awoke one day in a fog,
Working all night to veto
That a-hole Alito
He prescribed "the hair of the dog."

That blogger's short list of wishes:
To eat bagels and lox and knishes,
"And please do not curse
My seven-foot nurse
She's likely to be my next Mrs. "

And Douglas, that wonderful lout,
Has groupies that faint, swoon, and shout.
His head he will crop
And abuse Photoshop,
'Til Fabio eats his heart out.

I am quite proud to know this good man,
And to read him whenever I can.
While there is no debate,
That number one's Kate,
Blue Gal is his number two fan.

xoxo

1/31/2006 01:40:00 PM  
Blogger Pat said...

Well done. I withdraw in embarrassed silence...

1/31/2006 02:01:00 PM  
Blogger Kate R said...

Wow. I hereby (or is it hearby?) push blue gal to the number one fan spot.

You have a gift, woman.

1/31/2006 02:31:00 PM  
Blogger Douglas Hoffman said...

This is going to go to my head, and then I won't be able to write that post about the joys of poor self-esteem.

As for the number one/number two spot, I'm up for a threesome.

1/31/2006 02:53:00 PM  
Blogger Blue Gal said...

*Sob* But you just love me for my BRAIN!!!

1/31/2006 02:59:00 PM  
Blogger Douglas Hoffman said...

It was a metaphorical threesome, and a rather erudite metaphor at that, ungraspable by the undereducated mind. Jeez! ;o)

1/31/2006 04:25:00 PM  
Blogger Blue Gal said...

Ya see, you try to take on two women and one of 'em is bound to get all emotional on you. Throw in that seven foot nurse and you won't have eeeny problems.

Rob Courdry for Blue Gal

1/31/2006 04:31:00 PM  
Blogger Douglas Hoffman said...

My problem is, my entire self-image hinges on what women think of me (sorry, Pat & all the other guys). If I went to see Brokeback Mountain, it would only be to impress my wife with what a sensitive, confident-in-my-sexuality guy I am.

Thanks again for the poem, blue gal. Better watch out if Maureen comes 'round -- she'll give you a run for your money ;o)

1/31/2006 05:42:00 PM  
Blogger mm said...

You really are shameless! I'd write you a poem, Dougie, but you don't even bother to read my simple, 40 word per day blog. You should, because I expect you'll appear in in some day.

1/31/2006 06:35:00 PM  
Blogger Douglas Hoffman said...

Gee whiz. I already apologized for not gettin' round enough this week.

I'm on my way, Mo. Get those poetic gears turning.

1/31/2006 06:44:00 PM  
Blogger Gardenwife said...

Fellow bloggers happen by chance
While researching 'pustules to lance'
A doc with good humor,
It's not just a rumor!
We're addicted now, caught in a trance

9/20/2007 10:23:00 AM  

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