Thursday, October 18, 2007

Mid-Semester Update!!

So, another few weeks have flown by much too quickly for me to comprehend that the semester is half over!! Yikes!

These last few weeks have been filled with editing my proposal, working on a joint-presentation that a labmate and I are giving next Tuesday (on Jamaican fishes), working on a joint-publication that a labmate and I are trying to send off somewhere BIG ASAP (on the pupfish), working on actually starting experiments that are part of my dissertation (on Costa Rican fish), teaching genetics and trying to keep up with Ry's social schedule as he finishes up his time here in The Little Town (for awesome pictures of our latest fun in AC and hiking with friends check out his blog!!).

Lots to do lately, but it all seems to be going very well!

And -- on an exciting note -- Ry & I will be in Buffalo for a whole 20ish hours come mid-November after we spend a few days in a Small City (near Buffalo)!! YAY!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

In Case of Emergency

I rarely read fowards or those MySpace posts, but this one caught my eye.

The idea is that you put important numbers in your cell phone under ICE (In Case of Emergency), so that emergency personel or people that find your lost cell phone know who to call. Read below for a more detailed description.

My friend also suggested putting a name with the number to help out. I have already progammed ICE1-RyGuy-BF & ICE2-E-Mom! Take 2 minutes and enter your In Case of Emergency (feel free to put me if you want!)!

ICE Campaign -'In Case of Emergency'

We all carry our mobile phones with names and numbers stored in its memory but nobody, other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers belong to our closest family or friends. If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the people attending us would have our mobile phone but wouldn't know who to call. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? Hence the 'ICE' (In Case of Emergency) campaign.

The concept of 'ICE' is catching on quickly. It is a method of contact during emergency situations. As cell phones are carried by the majority of the population, all you need to do is store the number of a contact person or persons who should be contacted during emergency under the name 'ICE' (In Case Of Emergency). The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when he went to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with patients, but they didn't know which number to call. He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name for this purpose. In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and hospital Staff would be able to quickly contact the right person by simply dialing the number you have stored as 'ICE.' For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc.

A great idea that will make a difference! Let's spread the concept of ICE by storing an ICE number in our Mobile phones today!Please forward this. It won't take too many 'forwards' before everybody will know about this. It really could save your life, or put a loved one's mind at rest. ICE will speak for you when you are not able to!!!!!