These nomads live with the real-life Rudolph — New York Post

Navigate the snowy wilds of Mongolia with this nomadic reindeer herding family.

Great pic gallery!

via These nomads live with the real-life Rudolph — New York Post


GIFT IDEA! –> Dr. Wes: MedTees for the Holidays

I am always inspired by busy physicians who take time out for charity and advocacy. Dr. Wes Fisher of NorthShore University Health System in Evanston, IL, does just that by way of MedTees, selling humorous medical and health themed t-shirts. I have to be honest and say that they are awesome! The content is very tasteful, and I add again, very funny, and any patient with a medical or even psychiatric condition would enjoy receiving one of Dr. Wes’ t-shirts for the holidays! This is not ad, I am not being paid for this post. I am passing this on to you as a great gift idea for the special person in your life (including yourself) that also gives back to others with the charities that Dr. Fisher supports. Please check out his site and products. I promise that you will ROTFLOL! 😀  Also, if you like classy medical and cardiology related tweets, you can follow Dr. Fisher at @DoctorWes. The following is a copy/paste of Dr. Fisher’s own blog post, with permission.

~~ AnnMarie, @padschicago


Dr. Wes: MedTees for the Holidays.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

MedTees for the Holidays

“Kori” – a patient with a MedTee
(Used with permission: click to enlarge)

In 2005, my wife and I started, a website powered by the t-shirt company Cafepress, to support various charities.

The idea of the website is a simple but important one: “We have few role models and few realistic stories about living with a less-than-perfect body, or less than perfect health. How we choose to deal with the cards that life gives us is what this site is all about.”  About half of the slogans used on the various t-shirts sold by the site were donated by our patient-customers with proceeds directed to the charity of their choosing.  All proceeds that we receive from the sale of these shirts (about $3/shirt) is donated at the end of each year, proportional to the themes of the t-shirts sold.  (By the way, we’re always looking for new ideas for shirts.)

Since we do not purchase advertising, this blog serves as our “ad space” for  This will be the only blog post used this holiday season to promote the site, so if you’re looking for something different to offer a friend who’s been through a tough time medically this past year, consider a MedTee.

It might mean more than you realize.

Happy Holidays –

Diane and Wes Fisher


Yummy Easter Peeps Coffee #marshmallowpeeps


The makings of a marshamallow Peeps (R) coffee.
The makings of a marshamallow Peeps (R) coffee.

Make your favorite coffee, and gather
Peeps (R), marshmallow creme, sugar, food color, and if desired, marshmallow sprinkles.
In separate container, mix marshmallow creme with a drop of food dye.
Add to made coffee the colored marshmallow creme, sugar, marshmallow sprinkles, and top with a marshmallow
Peeps (R).

I actually tried this recipe this morning and it was pretty good! Thought I would share. Happy Easter and blessings to you! 

Sorry, this photo is minus the topping awesomeness of marshmallow Peeps (R). I ate them. :)
Sorry, this photo is minus the topping awesomeness of the marshmallow Peeps. I ate them. 🙂

PS: If you are looking for a delicious and fantastic treat, you can shop for our beloved marshmallow Peeps at

PPS: If you need  my address to send me a sweet gift, message me. @padschicago on Twitter, or email 🙂

Free Stuff in Chicago!

According to a report From Red Eye’s Chicago Now, there are freebies to be had in Chicago!

Headwear Association at 1000 N. Lake Shore Drive by Oak Street Beach is giving away 100 sun-protective hats at noon today!

The Museum of Science and Industry at 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive has free general admission today!

Dunkin Donuts is offering a free 10-ounce latte on Sunday for Father’s Day!