Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Do you know what the Tensor Tympani is?

I recently made a quick trip to Lubbock. The purpose of the trip was to meet my new niece, Lily, and to attend my buddy Clint’s 30th b-day.

Let’s start with Clint first, shall we?

He has a goatee now. Look!!!
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Here he is with the lovely Adrianne, and one of his many Chihuahuas…the fearful Bella. Just look at that fiery red chin decoration Clint is sporting. He looks like he could be your college anthropology professor. You should see him in his tweed sports jacket. No lie.

So Clint had a big birthday bash planned. Unfortunately, his boss had to leave town due to a family emergency which left Clint to pick up the slack at work. Because of this, his big bash was canceled. What’s a man to do with all of the invitations he had ordered? Use them as kindling for the fire, but of coarse.
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Although Clint did not get the big bash he deserved, a few of us (Kami, Adrianne, Myself, Rhena, and Curt) managed to come together at casa de Lemon for a nice dinner, wonderful conversation, a few rounds of the laughter inducing game “catch phrase”, and the best cake I have ever had.
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The brothers Lemon

Clint has been one of my dearest friends for 16, going on 17, years now. For those of you lucky enough to know him, you know that he is a truly rare find. He is very intelligent, kind, creative, funny, good looking, has a good ear for music, loves literature, and can keep you interested in a conversation for hours. Those are just a few things that make him great. Here is an example of Clint’s smarts…

One time, Adrianne and I were talking about Audiology stuff. Clint made some sarcastic comment about how we were talking about our “field related” things again and ignoring the rest of the group. I told him he was just jealous because he did not know what the tensor tympani was to which Clint replied with something along the lines of “it is the muscle that inserts onto the handle of the malleus. When tensed, the action of the muscle is to pull the malleus medially, tensing the tympanic membrane, damping vibration in the ear ossicles and thereby reducing the amplitude of sounds”. I shit you not.

Man, this is a long entry. I will post pics and stories of my visit with Lily, and her sister Zoe soon. Ya’ll take care.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sad that I missed that night with you guys. Party or no party, time with y'all is the best. -Amy

7:35 PM  
Blogger Miss Bee said...

Happy Birthday to Clint. And he does look quite handsome with the goatee.

9:22 AM  

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