Hump Day November 15th, 2017

What is hump day? It’s Wednesday. The hump to your work week. 2 days down and 2 days to go. On hump days I will be sharing articles, videos, or other form of entertainment. It will include links to other posts I have liked throughout the week. Some are parenting articles, others are personal finance ones, and occasionally there will be a random funny article. Enjoy!

On this Hump Day in history

Ok I think today’s historical fact is pretty awesome. In 1660 the first kosher butcher, a man named Asser Levy, was licensed in New Amsterdam (now known as New York City. I am not sure if we should thank him for introducing the kosher deli to NYC, but I do think we should thank him and anyone else involved in introducing the kosher deli to NYC….

Interestingly he was also the first Jewish person to own a home in North America. That is pretty amazing. This guy rocked! He also donated money to build the first Lutheran Church in New York City…craziness.

So here is to you Mr. Asser Levy. A man of much talents. Check out the man’s Wikipedia page.

Great hump day articles

Ok now for some good reads.

First off we have the one the only White Coat Investor talking about 15 ways to make more money in medicine. #1 sounds less fun for me then #3….actually welcome to my number 3 and please keep reading. He also had a good post about a budget without payments and it sounds like a good deal. I am about to be debt free except for my mortgage thanks to some insurance money, but would love to actually have no debt.

Speaking of insurance checks, my well-being index is pretty low post- fire. I do not exercise, eat poorly, and my sleep has been off for weeks. My Curiosity Lab made me well aware of this with his recent post on What is your well-being index. Time for me to get back into my normal habits.

One thing that may or may not help well-being is having another baby.  We are most certainly not having another child in the near future, but J Money and his wife at Budget’s are Sexy are having numero tres. So kudos to them. You can read all about it here.

I am not sure if Donald Trump’s tax cuts will also improve my well-being, but I am always interested in knowing what makes this man tick. The Wall Street Physician gave us a pretty good profile here.

Some may regret his election, others may regret leaving clinical medicine. Physician on Fire is unlikely to feel that way, but he recently talked to a nice man who wished he had pursued medicine instead of policery (is that even a word.  As for me, I will keep one foot in and one foot out on my way out…seems like the safe plan.


Well there you have it. Another hump day comes and goes. I can’t believe it is Thanksgiving next week. Expect the second annual Grateful post, and man do I have a lot to be grateful for. For instance you readers. Thanks for reading and have a great end of the week!

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4 thoughts on “Hump Day November 15th, 2017

  • November 15, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Progress… our most important product!

    When I retired I started a different exercise routine. Instead of a long workout every other day, I went to 2-3 short workouts every day because I read somewhere “it’s better”. Actually they were hawking 5 minutes an hour but homey don’t play that. I’m wayyy to ADD for that. I’m not training for anything, just trying to keep from dropping dead so I thought I’d give it a try. The part I like is it keeps you far away from injury but is entirely adequate. You can do it at home with a step bench, a kettle bell, and some place to do some floor ex. like push ups and planks. With those few things you can easily do a little HIIT at home. If you want to get fancy add a weight vest. DON’T do sit ups. Planks and plank variations suffice. Take it from an old pain management doc, the last thing you need is to get injured.

    Very glad to hear your wife’s comment. Tell her one of those jokers on the blog says she gets an A. It’ll crack her up.

    • November 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      5 Minutes a hour is a bit crazy. 20 minutes is what I like to typically do…and I do not enjoy sit ups so happy to listen to the docs advice!

      Thanks for the kind words. You have been a great supporter through this. I will let my wife know you are thinking of her!

  • November 15, 2017 at 4:48 am

    It’s understandable to be off kilter after the fire, don’t be too hard on yourself… but try to get back out there. Eating better is probably the easiest, since eating better leads to feeling better, which leads to more activity and exercise. If you’re feeling the effects and writing about it… might be time to do something, you know?

    • November 15, 2017 at 7:47 am

      Thanks Jim. You make a good point. Get back into routines. Working out and eating better. We are working on making those changes again now.

      It is funny how it took a month just to get our bearings straight again. My wife said last night that she is finally feeling a bit more like the person she was before all of this.


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