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Friday, March 8, 2013

Rites of Passage


Mom used to call him Betsy. With his soft voice, bowtie and gentle handshake, Dr. Stone was not the proper harbinger for the shock of the metal speculum or the forceps’ searing pinch.
 
 want 33 words that are serious, deep and include the word "stone", because Lithium is the 3rd element.

                              (http://chemistry.about.com/od/lithium/a/10-Lithium-Facts.htm)
 

51 comments:

  1. Nice! Love the word harbinger.

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    1. Yeah, too bad it doesn't have a third definition. Thanks, Jennifer!

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  2. Great.
    "Forceps searing pinch" ....... ouch!

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  3. Yikes!!!! No, not ready for that! Love the use of harbinger, as well. Always well written!

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    1. Sorry about that! Harbinger, though. Thank you, Gina!

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  4. heh, nice use of the word prompt.

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  5. oh my. I think I'll go back to my HMO to request a new doc. ;)

    this was excellent.

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    1. Well, I have yet to meet the doc who manages to avoid that pinch.
      Thanks, Kir!

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    1. Yup!
      Thanks for withstanding this one, Sam!

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  7. Oh jeez! Very well written Kymm (she says as she sits with her legs tightly crossed!) - love how you used stone. Very clever!

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    1. Sorry about the knee-jerk reactions - har har. Thank you so much, Suzanne!

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  8. Ouch! I'm kinda with Suzanne on the crossed legs :)

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    1. Well, sorry again! Thanks for getting to the other side, though, Janna!

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  9. Glad I'm a guy. :) However, from what I have heard..........you certainly hit upon a most female of nerves on this, the INternational Day for Women. I'll just stop talking now.

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    1. Thanks for IWD nod, and for shuffling through this most feminine of posts, Tom!

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  10. I'm not a woman, but I live with 4, two of which can relate to this. You crafted your 33 very well.

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    1. Lance, my dad was in the same pickle. You are much more understanding than he was... in fact, I love your blog's ironic title and pic. We had one bathroom and, by the time the girls reached puberty, I think he often peed in the bushes. ;^) Amy

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    2. Sorry to have added to your empathy plate. lol
      Thank you, Lance!

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  11. Dr. Stone... great piece. God grant me a quick Pap exam, and I'll stare at the "Hang in there, baby" poster on the ceiling. I'm OK as long as they have warm hands and warm the "spreader"!

    Great subject for this 33 prompt. Also, "harbinger" is one of my favorite words. Odd but true! Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2013/03/09/stone-cold-trifecta/

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    1. Yeah, I've grown used to the routine by now, and am grateful for every "all clear". But that first time was a shocker!
      Thank you, Amy!

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  12. Good use of the prompt. Well done!

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  13. Ow! I bet you win for originality this week. :-)

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  14. Kymm!Ouch girl!You plotted this ,no?Am due for one such the coming week & am not looking forward to it-& now you got me hiding under the bed-bwaha!D: Never mind that this is so perfectly written-scaring the daylights out of me :!

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    1. Haha. Sorry for sending you under the bed!
      Thanks, Atreyee!

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  15. Well written! But---ack, ack, ack!

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    1. haha. Sorry to have struck a nerve - oops, sorry again!
      Thanks, Renee!

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  16. I was at that doc yesterday! First time Insaw a male GYN in years. You have nailed it with this piece!
    My knees are stuck together right now!
    *shivers*

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    1. How's that for a coincidence. Sorry to have prolonged your discomfort...
      Thanks, Betty!

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  17. The call him Betsy bit made me laugh. Wonderful, unique take on the prompt!

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    1. Glad you laughed. Needed a bit of humor, n'est-ce pas?
      Thanks, Steph!

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  18. >__<
    lol great piece, and great use of the prompt!

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    1. Glad you're laughing, Draug! Thanks!

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  19. Very creative use of the word. This made me flinch, "forceps’ searing pinch."

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    1. Very poetic response, Tara. lol
      Thank you!

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  20. I love this take on the prompt!

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  21. {Shudders} and ouch! Love the unique take here . . . well done!

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  22. [Sorry about that] Thanks so much, Dayle!

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  23. This is incredible. How creative to use "Stone" as a name. ~indie

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    1. You mean Betsy? lol Thanks, Indie!

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  24. Yowza! Not at all where I expected to go with that one! Great job!

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  25. Very creative and well crafted! Thank you very much for the visit :-)

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    1. You're welcome. And thank you, Sara!

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