Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Holiday Cheer, Part I


Philip left for work at 1 am this morning. I have no idea when he's coming back. So far, he's been working for 15 hours straight.

In honor of him, I rewrote Winter Wonderland, so that it might more accurately reflect his life:

*ps: That image above is from a T shirt I made for him a long time ago.

Stalking Through the Mayo Hinterlands*
(sung to "Winter Wonderland")

Pagers beep, are you list'nen
In the halls, the docs are hissing,
A treacherous sight!
No one's happy tonight,
Stalking through the Mayo Hinterlands.

Gone away are the hours,
whiled away on patients soured
by an extended stay,
yet they won't go away!
Stalking through the Mayo Hinterlands

In the call room we can catch a quick wink,
And pretend it's a full 8-hours sleep.

Farley'll say are you over hours?
We'll say no sir, not that I can think
But it's hard to do the math for the lack of sleep.

Later on, we'll conspire
To set the clinic all a-fire!
And face unafraid,
the big mess we've made,
Stalking through the Mayo Hinterlands

In the call room we can catch a quick wink
And pretend it's a full 8-hours sleep.
We'll be smiling as we catch a quick wink.
And crying when the pagers begin to beep.

Working so long, ain't it thrilling?
Though we don't seem to do much healing.
We'll hold our life at bay, true to the Mayo Way.
Stalking through the Mayo Hinterlands.

*Yes, some of the rhymes and rhythms are a stretch. But come on! I'm quite proud. And I've got more, too! But I'm saving them for now.

2 comments:

  1. Hahahaha oh my goodness I am dying! I love this! And how accurate is it?

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