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beckster_01 has 5 years experience and specializes in MICU.

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    Code Black (tv show)

    I don't plan on watching it solely based on the name- what exactly does a code black refer to? We don't use the term but I've heard it as either a security threat or a DOA. How many security threats can you have a week? And watching a bunch of DOAs is just boring. I stay far away from medical dramas they drive me crazy. Scrubs is the only acceptable one I have ever seen.
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    Hey, you asked This is Micah. I grew up with dogs but he is my first dog, and he is my best friend! He is a gigantic baby but has a heart of gold. Don't you just want to hug him and squeeze him and squish his cheeks? (Maybe I'm a bit out of control...) He is such a great dog though, I sure lucked out IMHO
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    "Aw, You're so Cute!" or How Not to Treat a Senior Citizen

    When I think of the way I feel when I am with my 90 year old Grandpa and the waitress spends the whole time talking about "how cute" he is, I can't imagine how he would feel if he could hear her (he is essentially deaf). My grandfather is not cute, he is a hard working family man and a stubborn survivor. If people knew half of what he has gone through in his life they wouldn't call him cute for a second and it drives me crazy!
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    nurses as hoarders

    I'm not a hoarder, but I am darned messy. I feel so out of place around my co-workers. Every single one of them has self-diagnosed OCD, and imply that this extends to their home. I like keeping my patients/rooms clean just as much as the next nurse, it gives me a sense of satisfaction and order. But when it comes to my home, by the time I get home or have a day off the last thing I feel like doing is cleaning. Give me a TV dinner and a remote control and I am happy.
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    Snarky posts

    When I have looked back on the few times that I have been on the receiving end of snarkiness, I usually realize that I deserved it. In addition, when I see a poster being needlessly rude, I have also noticed that those same posters that are often accused of being "snarky" are the first to call that poster out on being rude.
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    What are you doing right now?

    Putting off my run by browsing AN. I really need to go before I get hungry and need to eat lunch, because that will put off this run for another two hours.
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    Workout thread...

    I just started crossfit this week. I am having so much fun! So So I have never been a fan of monotonous work outs. A treadmill is the bane of my existence, I can only handle running for about 30-45 minutes before I get bored. This crossfit thing is perfect for me. They do completely different workouts every day. You could be doing anything from weight lifting, to pull-ups, to climbing ropes or jumping on boxes or any possible movement that you could imagine. Even though there are different levels of difficulty/intensity, everyone does the same "workout of the day" after warm-ups. I also like it because on the days I don't go to the gym I can still practice at home. Who knows what tonight will bring?
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    LUV; don't play the stupid game; I'm a different kinda

    So while we are talking about TV shows, 148 days until the next season of Dexter! It's gonna be a good one
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    LUV; don't play the stupid game; I'm a different kinda

    Are we still singing? :D
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    LUV; don't play the stupid game; I'm a different kinda

    [video=youtube;XIUB5-uUENg] Every thread benefits from a Scrubs clip.
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    Where is the line between faith and delusion?

    As far as the Abraham and Isaac example goes, I think that is a pretty valid point. If someone in 2012 came as close as Abraham did to sacrificing their child then they would absolutely end up in a psych ward, and I would have a hard time sympathizing with them despite being a Christian. I think in that particular example it is worth noting that the "rules" of the old testament are quite different than those of modern times for a traditional Christian. Burnt offerings are obsolete since Jesus's death on the cross made them no longer necessary. That doesn't mean I have an answer for why that was "okay" for God to ask for that radical of a sacrifice in the Old Testament but is not okay now. One could argue that God does require that we follow the laws of the land that we live in, provided they do not require us to deny Him as the ultimate King. Again, I am applying all of this to a traditional Christian according to what I know about the bible. As Elvish said, I think we need to be really careful whenever someone claims to hear God speaking to them. We also need to be really careful when talking about isolated examples from the Bible. I know of a lot of people who have completely disregarded the bible because they took something out of context. There are a lot of cultural considerations when you are looking at scripture to try and answer these types of questions, and honestly it probably isn't wise to try and delve too deeply into this type of debate over the Internet for that reason...And hopefully I didn't say something too stupid because I tapped this out on my ipod touch after waking up too early from a night shift
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    For Animal Lovers: This is a 10 on the "Cute-Meter"!!

    Haha the pitbull video reminds me of how my dog plays with my friend's chihuahua...the whole freaking thing fits in his mouth! I don't worry too much because she gives it right back to him, but it is a little disconcerting...
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    Pet Therapy for the Nurse?

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    Where is the line between faith and delusion?

    My reply will probably not be overly helpful. But I do think this is a very interesting topic. I believe very strongly in God and his desire to be connected in our lives. I pray, and I enjoy seeing God's work in my life which I believe is a result of my prayers. I have never audibly heard God, and as a result I am skeptical of those who claim to literally hear him speak. However, who am I to say what another person does or does not experience? Who am I to say what God can or cannot do? So I will never say that God does not physically speak to people. To me, I pray to God in spirit and I believe that he replies to me in my spirit. When I pray about a situation I pray that God will change my will to become His. I think the key (or at least a major consideration) is that we must use the Bible as a guideline. When someone claims to have heard God speak to them, how does it align with the Bible? Does it make any sense? Does it have potential to glorify God? I don't think that lining your walls with tin foil will really do much for Him. God gave us written word for a reason. These are mostly my own rambling thoughts so you may feel free to disagree/challenge :)
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    April Fools!

    Lol these are great! What was my April Fools joke? I got to work last night and one of the other nurse's name was dropped off the schedule. Her hours had been shorted and she had slept all day. She was literally begging one of us to go home so she could stay and work. I was the only one that HADN'T slept before the shift, so guess who got to take a vacation day? It was quite the pleasant surprise :) But it looks like I am going to have to save these for next year!