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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #6090 on: December 03, 2009, 10:46:00 AM »
My mom wants to see Avatar.
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #6091 on: December 03, 2009, 10:59:31 AM »
My mom has seen Inglorious BasterdsHotel for Dogs The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and liked it.
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #6092 on: December 03, 2009, 11:01:45 AM »
#1 song for one of my coworkers on the day they were born was Rock Me Amadeus by Falco. She hates it.  :D
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #6093 on: December 03, 2009, 11:03:07 AM »
My mom has seen Inglorious BasterdsHotel for Dogs The Mormon Tabernacle ChoirSynecdoche New York and really liked it.

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #6094 on: December 03, 2009, 11:03:36 AM »
I need to work Twitter into my class down at the Y.

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #6095 on: December 03, 2009, 11:06:55 AM »
My mom has seen Inglorious BasterdsHotel for Dogs The Mormon Tabernacle ChoirSynecdoche New York and really liked it.

I win.

Yep!  You win! 

but did she like Secretary?

or Humpday
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #6096 on: December 03, 2009, 11:08:35 AM »
And I learned a neat new word:  hemangioma!

what does this mean?

It's a benign growth involving blood vessels unusually close to the skin.  I've had a red dot on my cheek for a couple of years that never went away and I started to get paranoid about skin cancer after a couple of people had asked me if I'd had it looked at.  My grandfather and his sisters all had recurring squamous and basal cell carcinomas on their faces (and top of the head for my grandfather with his thin hair) and were always having little divots removed here & there.  That and the fact that I've had severe sunburns make me nervous about skin cancer.

But it's just a hemangioma and I'm lucky to have such a little one, some of the pictures I found when I googled the word are just gross.  The kind I have is called a cherry hemangioma.  I feel better about it now that I know it's nothing dangerous.  The doc said I could get laser treatments for it but as long as it's not anything serious I can pretty much ignore it.

I also found out that I have keratosis pilaris, which is a fancy word for the bumps I've always had on the backs of my upper arms and the dots on my legs.  Turns out that it's some sort of genetic thing and not just normal skin.  Huh.  Not that there's much to be done about it except try to keep things lotioned up to minimize it.  


They can shrink those hemiangiomas with propranolol.  It's kinda new, but very cool.  Did your doc tell ya?  Two of my brothers are dermatologists, they're all excited about it.  
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #6097 on: December 03, 2009, 11:10:40 AM »
And I learned a neat new word:  hemangioma!

what does this mean?

It's a benign growth involving blood vessels unusually close to the skin.  I've had a red dot on my cheek for a couple of years that never went away and I started to get paranoid about skin cancer after a couple of people had asked me if I'd had it looked at.  My grandfather and his sisters all had recurring squamous and basal cell carcinomas on their faces (and top of the head for my grandfather with his thin hair) and were always having little divots removed here & there.  That and the fact that I've had severe sunburns make me nervous about skin cancer.

But it's just a hemangioma and I'm lucky to have such a little one, some of the pictures I found when I googled the word are just gross.  The kind I have is called a cherry hemangioma.  I feel better about it now that I know it's nothing dangerous.  The doc said I could get laser treatments for it but as long as it's not anything serious I can pretty much ignore it.

I also found out that I have keratosis pilaris, which is a fancy word for the bumps I've always had on the backs of my upper arms and the dots on my legs.  Turns out that it's some sort of genetic thing and not just normal skin.  Huh.  Not that there's much to be done about it except try to keep things lotioned up to minimize it.  


They can shrink those hemiangiomas with propranolol.  It's kinda new, but very cool.  Did your doc tell ya?  Two of my brothers are dermatologists, they're all excited about it.  

Sorry I missed this earlier Colleen.  Sorry to hear about this  :-\
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #6098 on: December 03, 2009, 11:11:50 AM »
My mom has seen Inglorious BasterdsHotel for Dogs The Mormon Tabernacle ChoirSynecdoche New York and really liked it.

I win.

Yep!  You win! 

but did she like Secretary?

or Humpday

Or Mulholland Drive.  Anyone whose mom liked Mulholland Drive wins.  

So I guess my daughter wins.  

She might not think that's cool...
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #6099 on: December 03, 2009, 11:12:57 AM »
It's sweet that everyone here talked to their mom about movies today.  I think we've all learned something.

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