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    Stupid Person (

    Don't ever tick off the person preparing your food, esp. in a fast food place! You never know what might be in that sandwich.....
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    My Mother's Birthday

    Funny you posted this today. I was poking around in my files this morning and found some journal entries I made 4.5 years ago, about my mother, with whom I had a tumultuous relationship. She was abusive and I spent my life trying to get along with her. Just make a donation to the Alzheimer's Association, or send a small check for pizza to her caretakers. Since money (and possibly your health) are an issue, don't try to go 1000 miles to visit her; not at this time, anyway. You can buy a tree for 13 bucks at WalMart and plant that in her memory. Just make sure your sister knows you did something important for Mom's birthday.
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    Do you, or would you ever, own a motorcycle?

    One of my very first patients was a young man who was a paraplegic due to a motorcycle accident. Also, a drunk driver hit my son while he was riding his motorcycle. He survived, but had multiple fractures, including a tooth, and a head injury. (He was covered in leather, plus a high quality helmet, which helped.) Personally, I like motorcycles, but the general public out there on the highway has no respect for riders, or bicyclists, either.
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    makeup foundations?

    I live in a hot, muggy, humid climate. I have been using Clinique "super powder, double face powder" for quite some time now. I love it. I use it instead of foundation; it is so easy to carry a powder compact around for touch-ups. I wear it directly on my face, without any foundation. It covers everything. However, if you must use a liquid or cream foundation, use a loose talc-free powder (L'Oreal makes one called "Hydra Perfecte Loose Powder" to set the foundation. Just a little applied with a brush. Due to the humidity, if I wore foundation, BB creams, etc., my face would melt!
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    Spelling matters: it's "advice," not "advise"

    The ones that drive me crazy: Loose, for lose. And folks, it is "I couldn't care less," NOT "I could care less."
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    Nursing is not all....

    Some of you apparently have a whole lot more time on your hands than I do, and are more creative than me!
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    Do you work out regularly?

    I worked out twice this week; now I am sore and just sitting around on the computer!
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    Off topic, What do you drive?

    I drive slow because I only have to go 7 miles; plus we have lots of deer here. About half of my drive is in a 35 mile per hr zone, so no speeding there! Now in my younger years, I would go 120 across the bayway in my little red prelude. Now, I am too old and too fat, so no tiny sports cars for me anymore. I really got tired of "crawling" in and out of them, so now I drive a family sedan. Boring!
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    Nurse opinion on this matter

    I wouldn't care if they were joking around or not. There are people out there who WOULD put stuff in your drink or food. I don't see this as funny at all, esp. in a professional environment, or from people who are supposed to be professionals.
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    I need some ideas for breakfast and lunch please

    I like both oatmeal and cream of wheat. I have a problem with iron deficiency anemia, so I eat cream of wheat because it is full of iron. I really don't look at food as whether I "like it or not." I look at food as nutrition, period. I will eat something I might not care for, simply because it is good for me.
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    Would you want to be rich or famous?

    I live my life very simply. I am reserved, and a homebody by nature, so travel, etc., isn't what I am after in life. I would like to be wealthy, so that I could help those in need, but I would want to do it my way, not just give to charities. There are already certain social services in place, like foodstamps, medicaid, etc. I would want to help people with my money who needed something more, like help pay for their college, help them with a downpmt on a house, help them with a car pmt they may be behind on. As for me, as long as the few bills I have are paid, I am content.
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    Look what I found scurrying across my desk.

    I have never had rats in my house, but I have 3 cats, and have been known to have 7 at one time. Right now a robin built a nest on my carport, and so I have 3 cute little baby birds that I call my pets.
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    What are dealbreakers for you?

    Bad breath is the number one deal-breaker for me. Last date I had was with a CPA, good-looking, successful, but could smell his breath from across the room. We went to a casino, but I sneaked and called my son to come and get me! Never heard from him again, thank goodness.
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    You know, when you think about all the stuff you will have to buy, it might actually be cheaper to stay in a condo with a kitchen.
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    I agree with the one who said "Stay in a hotel instead." The last time I went camping, at the beach, the mosquitos, alligators, flys, etc., (oh, the heat was horrendous) made us miserable. Then I got sunburned, and it was soooo much worse! This was in Florida, so maybe it isn't that bad in less humid places.

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