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Friday, October 05, 2007

Was It Worth It?

Don't you hate staying up late when you know you have to get up early the next morning? I, like many in Chicago, did last night. I had to. It was a very special occasion. It doesn't happen every year. I was with a big group of friends and family, so that made it fun too. The drinks were good. The food was good. People cheering for their favorites, it was fun.

Did you actually go to a bar and watch the Cubs lose last night?
Oh, hell no. But, that was great wasn't it?
I was at the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians Physician of the Year Awards.

My brother-in-law, Dr. Jim Valek, was named Physician of the Year. It is a very cool thing. I have been working with him for 5 years now. His practice, Vista Family Medicine, is the latest incarnation. I won't give him a hard time about not mentioning me in his speech. But, don't be surprised if his picture on his website becomes what some would described as incriminating.

The awards were very cool. A room full of doctors. Best place to be if you're gonna get sick. Funny thing though, in a room full of doctors you never hear the common greeting,
"How are you doing?" More like,
"Good to see you."

I was happy to be there. I'm glad to be associated with a great group of people known as Vista Family Medicine. I'm tired this morning. But, a good tired.

The Docs wons and the Cubs lost.


Bill said...

Congratulations to Jim, great work, and great work to you Mark. Behind every physician there is a talented blogger. And lets not leave out the Cub fans... Roses are red, Cub fans are blue, your down two to nothing, boo hoo hoo.

Bockman said...

Man..... the haters here. Mark, I can say I didn't root against the White Sox when they won the World Series - it was/is good for Chicago as a whole.

Of course, I do think that White Sox fans are some of the most unattractive fans in sports (Mark - you excluded of course). They look driven hard and put away wet.

Of course, I do agree that the Cubs are toast in the playoffs. :)

Mark Plocharczyk said...

I just call 'em like I see 'em.

Abs said...

You could have at least posted a picture with Docs eyes open. I know if may have been a boring event, but the award winner should have at least been awake.

Do the White Sox play tomorrow?

Mark Plocharczyk said...

No the Sox don't play tomorrow. In fact, only Arizona will be playing in Chicago tomorrow.

abs said...

Is that so. I thought the Cubs were playing at Wrigley and winning the first of three straight.

Mark Plocharczyk said...

You, sir, have been smelling funny stuff.