Friday, June 05, 2009

What I've been up to lately

Last weekend the family and I went to Michigan (via Chicagoland). Here are some of the things we saw...

A pair of very dedicated NASCAR fans. I guess they like Mark Martin. Or something. I would have picked another driver, I think. This is at a cemetery just southeast of Indianapolis.

Another gravestone just down the way. I'm not up on my chemistry. A little help?

We stopped in Homewood, IL, for Aurelio's Pizza with some of Angie's High School classmates. No, I don't remember all of their names.

Later that night we drove to Battle Creek, MI, for a few hours sleep before heading out to Owosso, MI. Our nephew, Daniel, graduated from High School. Daniel is on the right.

Coming back, somewhere in Ohio, we stopped for gas. This American Iron Horse was on the other side of the pump. I talked to the rider and he was kind enough to let me take a few photos.

We arrived home very early on Monday morning. Just enough time to unpack and catch some shuteye before attending Caroline's end of pre-school program. She'll attend a few weeks of summer school and then she'll be attending kindergarten.

Angie and I spent part of Monday crafting a to-do list of around the house projects. I've cleaned the gutters and tonight I put up the new light in the kitchen...



We're still catching up on our sleep and a few TV programs that we missed. Okay, one. In Plain Sight. Good writing.

So, I'm off to bed with dreams of another item crossed off of the to-do list.


MDA said...

Chemistry Professor Dr. Peter Smith has informed me that the chemical structure is serotonin.

Pete asked the question: Why?

A bit of searching around led me to an obituary of Dr. Ray W. Fuller.

Dr. Fuller was a biochemist specializing in neuroscience. He and his team "discovered" fluoxetine (Prozac), the antidepressant drug. Fluoxetine increases serotonin levels in the brain by preventing the cells that release it from reabsorbing it too quickly.

Dr. Fuller died in 1996 a victim of leukemia.

That's why.

MDA said...

And I overlooked an email that my cousin, Kerry, sent me.

It contained a link to some articles about Dr. Fuller.

Thanks, Kerry.

Doug said...

A good catch up...

well done

Sherry - Family Tree Writer said...

That was very interesting. I wouldn't have known where to search for the answer to that puzzle!

But I'm really glad that you did!