I've had better times in my life
I’ve had WORSE times as well. In fact, my outside life is just fine, with some little relatively unimportant exceptions that, of course, I blow up in to hideous disasters in my head. Inside, it is challenging to be me lately. I’m basically able to do nothing but the absolute bare minimum to keep things going, and even that is getting debatable (how bad SHOULD my yard get before I...
No, really, I don't need any credit!
I don’t mind. REALLY. I’m the lowly nurse in there sweating in a totally untenable position to hold down the patient fighting against a procedure. I’m the one filling up linen bags with sheets wet with diarrhea and vomit and swilling patients down so they feel clean and nice, and all that after starting an IV in a finger because that’s all they had and “my God, I...
More rules for life
I was bowled over by the awesomeness of the Bloggess’s rules for life (here). So I posted them on Facebook. My BFF the FOD (Fairy of Doom) reminded me that we ALREADY have rules for life, so I felt I should add to the “rules for life” circulating today. Here are ours: Keep your head on the right side of the oven door [meaning “correct”]. Interpersonal violence of...
Body modification in nurses: take another stab at...
I had dinner with a friend who is pierced and tattooed and sits in front of computers all day. “I’m surprised,” she said, “that they let you have all that. Don’t they harbor bacteria?” For those who don’t know, I have currently the (above neck) piercings: nostril, septum, bilateral lobes stretched to 0 gauge, rook, tongue, labret, and forward helix. But...
Me: Are you having something complicated for dinner?
Friend: No, just [some really complicated thing].
Me: I'm having Corn Pops.
Friend: You eat like a toddler.
Is it obvious day?
Sometimes I feel like I’m in the twilight zone. In the last 20 minutes: * While filling out my name and license # for a CEU, someone walked up and said, “Are you registering then?” I said, “Well…looks that way.” Then she said, “Did you find your name then?” I said, “Um…no…I’m writing it in?” * Then I handed someone a...