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ixchel's 9/26 What I learned this week.....

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Looks like ixchel's MIA in the weekly WILTW thread, so I'll start.

I've learned that as I age, I'm actually preferring the colder temps over the warmer temps. I used to hate winter and love summer, but after this summer, I'm starting to feel the reverse.

I've learned that I wish the gun and knife club would either do it right or not do it all at. Getting dragged out of bed to go to work at oh-dark-thirty messes with my sleep schedule and the resulting sleeping far too late messes with my BCL (blood caffeine level) and I get a headache.

I've learned that my employer will attempt to do something nice (bonus $) but end up taxing it so much that less than half shows up in my account. Oh well, free money is free money.

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I can't believe a new week has started already.

1. When you are in the house alone, you tend to hear all sorts of noises.

2. If all the animals ever decided to turn against us, we'd be screwed.

3. It's hard to start working out when you haven't done it in so long.

4. My wardrobe is sparse, so I do believe that some extensive shopping will cure this problem. Unfortunately, I hate shopping.

5. OB/Peds is not my cup of tea.

6. I tend to realize how good something was when I no longer have it.

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I learned that if you do not refrigerate maple syrup, it will actually mold. If it smells vaguely like alcohol, and it pours out in chunks, probably you shouldn't eat it. :eek:

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I've learned that some people will be offended no what you say or what tone you use...

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I learned that if you do not refrigerate maple syrup, it will actually mold. If it smells vaguely like alcohol, and it pours out in chunks, probably you shouldn't eat it. :eek:

Good to know! I like my syrup cold anyways, so it goes straight in the fridge when it's opened.

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I've learned that, maybe, I can get my entire AN fix from this thread and still have time to work and see my family. This thread and the threads y'all bring up. And nursing education (to see if apothecary guy shows back up). And my specialty. And...well, I guess I didn't learn anything this week. Maybe next week.

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I learned that it's hard to give report with a patient yelling in the background.

I learned that I love bubble tea with extra tapioca.

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I learned that if you do not refrigerate maple syrup, it will actually mold. If it smells vaguely like alcohol, and it pours out in chunks, probably you shouldn't eat it. :eek:

My maple syrup never lasts that long, thankfully. It's what I use for sugar in my favorite bread recipe, and I make that loaf way too often. I can't help but wonder about the moldy syrup...

This week, I learned that I need to get out more often. Like, really out. With friends. I've become a hermit. I'm going to go see the cat circus tomorrow; that's a step!

I was reminded that not much makes me quite as happy as shopping for Halloween decorations. It's the only holiday I care about.

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I've learned that I struggle to handle three 12-hour shifts all in a row. I need them broken up, or else I'll spend my time at work with a headache from lack of rest.

I've learned that advanced practice nursing (NP, CNM, CRNA, CNS) is not for me.

I've learned to downplay the annoying aspects of people I dislike. This enables me to deal with them in a friendly manner.

I've learned that a job is nothing more than a job. Nobody who lays on the deathbed ever begs to work another shift. Stop claiming that nursing is some majestic, transcendental calling when it is nothing more than a job.

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I learned that there are people in the world who will struggle to complete a college degree. drive three hours to the graduation ceremony with their family and friends, and carry their cap and gown wadded up in a trash bag- and looking like it during class pictures.

These people are all men.

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I learned that EMS will sometimes focus so much on a patient's psychotic symptoms and miss the fact they are in a-fib RVR up to the 160s.

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I did learn something last week. If you get a bunch of loosely supervised women together it won't be long before they start talking about their bathing suit parts and icky things.

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