Red Skies at dusk

A few days ago, the skies were a beautiful mix of crimson, orange and dark red with gentle swirls of white and blue mixed in.

I took a few photos around dusk just as the sun was setting below the horizon.

Red Skies 1

Red Skies 1

Red Skies 2

Red Skies 2

Red Skies 3

Red Skies 3

Red Skies 4

Red Skies 4

A Cold Tree Moon

My wife and I were out at one of our favorite restaurants a few days ago and saw the moon was shining brightly through the haze of another oncoming cold front. I took a few photos and my wife took a few as well. I like her perspective the best.

A Cold Tree Moon

A Cold Tree Moon

Recall : Class 1 : ViperSheath Sheath Introducer

This is an update to a previous recall on a ViperSheath Sheath Introducer. It’s now reclassified as a Class 1 recall, which is as serious as it gets.

A ViperSheath Sheath Introducer is a “long-coiled, reinforced, kink-resistant catheter-like tube (sheath) that helps a physician insert a catheter into a blood vessel.” The problem is that every once in awhile this ViperSheath Sheath Introducer might just fracture once it is in place. And that would be all kinds of bad. Because then “patients may need unplanned surgery to remove the fragments or to control bleeding. Since this device is coil reinforced, any separation of the cannula (a flexible tube inserted into the body) has the potential to expose portions of the coil, creating the potential for vessel dissection or perforation.”

So if you have Lot ranges S28117 through S29174 and catalog numbers VPR-ISH 5 X 85, VPR-ISH 6 X 85, VPR-ISH 7 X 85, VPR-ISH 5 X 45, VPR-ISH 6 X 45, and/or VPR-ISH 7 X 45 you need to chunk ’em ASAP.

Here’s the link to the updated FDA recall here.

A cold front moving in

A few weeks ago, a cold front was moving into the area. It dropped the temperatures around here to a pleasant 50 something degrees (10 degrees Celsius) for a short while.

Cold front moving in

Cold front moving in

This new cold front we just got in actually dropped the temperature down to the low 40s (4.4 Celsius). That’s pretty impressive! It’s actually going to get in the mid thirties tonight. But, of course, tomorrow we’re going back up to the 70s (around 21.1 Celsius).

Recall: Slim-Fast Ready-To-Drink products

If you’re drinking a Slim-Fast, drop it right now and go get yourself a McRib.

The US Department of Defense Military Health System (An unusual recall source, but it’s valid!) just announced that “the maker of Slim-Fast meal replacement shakes has issued a voluntary recall of Slim-Fast Ready-to-Drink products sold in cans due to a possible contamination that may result in diarrhea and possibly nausea and/or vomiting.”

A McRib never did either of those things to me. Just sayin’.

The recall states that the affected products are “…packaged in paperboard cartons and contain four, six or 12 steel cans that are 11 FL OZ (325 mL) each. Individual cans are also sold in certain retail outlets. The recall involves all Slim-Fast RTD products in cans, regardless of flavor, Best-By date, lot code or UPC number. No other Slim-Fast products are affected by this recall.”

Here’s the link to the US Department of Defense Military Health System Blog on this.

I found another link from the FDA on the recall.

And you can click here to download a two page PDF that has a listing all the affected Slim-Fast products, too.