Saturday, February 13, 2010
themistocles, athenian politician and naval general, 524-459 b.c. and i'm themistocles as well. it's a very rare name, and i've never met another. hell, i've not met too many people who can even pronounce it.
you know how you get stuff in the mail...you know, junk? we seem to get a lot of stuff from barnes-jewish hospital. we get these glossy pamphlets that look sort of like prospectuses. tonight, while watching the pixar shorts with the little general, deanna was looking through the junk mail and said: "look! a guy named themistocles!"
well, knock me down and call me nancy. there it was, in black and white and glossy colors. a doctor from the wash u medical school named themistocles. i knew there were others, but surely they were in the halls of the grecian aristocracy, or in a turkish prison. funny that one of them shows up here in st. louis.
and guess what he's a doctor of? inflammatory bowel diseases.
i can't make this stuff up.