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Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Interests: Star Wars, Harry Potter, Invader Zim, The Angry Beavers, Magic: the gathering, Liberty Meadows, dragons, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Halloween, vampires, gay studies, proving doctors wrong, cats
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I hate my job. Actually, that's not the entire truth...I hate where I work. I'm just so sick of all the bullshit that keeps me from doing actual nursing. The downside to this is, I don't want to work anywhere where I can't have my weekends & holidays off. Maybe I just need a career change, I don't know. I also don't want to bitch about it here the whole time.
DragonCon is a month away...vacation time countdown.
My stomach has been hurting this week. I wonder if I'm finally developing an ulcer from all the stress at work.
Spent the weekend in Cristie's pool. Chris actually came & spent time with us. I was hoping he would, he really seemed to enjoy himself.
Think there's a storm brewing...gotta get done what needs to be done before the lightning comes.
How fitting that "9 to 5" is playing right now.
I need to watch that movie again.
Before we had even seen the 1st patient on Tuesday, I was ready to walk out of that office and never walk back in. Between one's immaturity & the other's stupidity, I had had enough. Why I remain in that place is beyond me. Ok, that's not entirely honest, I'm making more there than I ever have in my life (not saying much, I'm still po'), I have my 403B plan going and I don't know enough about finances to get it changed around to another company...and there is the BlueCross BlueShield which comes in handy. Still, I've never believed in staying anywhere that I am miserable. The one bit of light at the end of the tunnel is that they are supposed to be shipping the idiot off when school starts. After that...well, I'll deal with that when it comes.
Movies were good over the weekend. I was happiest to see my boy Jake in Prince of Persia...so hoping for a sequel.
Meanwhile, my other boy Ryan Reynolds and his perfect body is gearing up for "Green Lantern". Damn I hope they have him in tights.
So my little thermometer read 101.9 when I got home. And that was in the shade! Thank heavens for modern cooling techniques..." No pleasure, no rapture, no exquisite sin greater, than central air."
Getting ready to cook something new with beef tips. I still like to experiment in the kitchen. Thank you Ann Burrell, Paula Dean, & Sonny.
I find it odd that I'm the voice of reason. My new NP is 25 and he's apt to run his mouth when he should really keep it shut. Hard to believe I'm the one giving lectures on when to keep quite.
Straight people's lives are too full of drama. Why do they keep trying to drag me in?
Movies this weekend if nothing goes wrong. Which reminds me, I need to check some start times......
For reasons best left unsaid, I find myself back here in Xanga-lang. Not sure if this is just a short visit, an extended stay, or a possible move back to the old neighborhood. Just want to drop in & say a few words. And here they are: nitwit, oddment, tweak.
Lots of stuff has happened this year. I've had a lot of stuff to put down here but for whatever reason I didn't. Things of note:
Jason & I are still together. A few bumps in the road but what couple doesn't have them?
Nurse practitioner quit the office, good riddence to bad rubbish. I don't like being stabbed in the back and I've not been betrayed like that in my life. Good news is we have another one & so far he seems alright.
Cristie had a pool put in. Lots of fun there.
Got to see "Wicked" again this year in Louisville.
Had to get a cardiac stress test due to chest pains. Apparently it's all related to stress at work & not physiological.
People keep saying I should go back to school & become a nurse practitioner, "you already know all this stuff".
Famine, War, & Pestilence still reside here with me.
New neighbors finally that are my age.
Learned what the term "goat rodeo" meant today. I like that phrase.
So if there's anyone left out there who's been curious to see if I might stray back, throw me a line & let me remember why I used to enjoy coming here so often.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin -- who has gone to great lengths to hype the supposed dangers of a big government takeover of American health care -- admitted over the weekend that she used to get her treatment in Canada's single-payer system.
"We used to hustle over the border for health care we received in Canada," Palin said in her first Canadian appearance since stepping down as governor of Alaska. "And I think now, isn't that ironic?"
The irony, one guesses, is that Palin now views Canada's health care system as revolting: with its government-run administration and 'death-panel'-like rationing. Clearly, however, she and her family once found it more alluring than, at the very least, the coverage available in rural Alaska. Up to the age of six, Palin lived in a remote town near the closest Canadian city, Whitehorse.
Officials at several hospitals in that area declined to give out information on patient visits. Get HuffPost Politics On Twitter, Facebook, and Google Buzz! Know something we don't? E-mail us at email@example.com