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10/17 What I Learned This Week

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Because apparently *some* of you are impatient and believe this should be posted before the sun comes up on Saturdays (I mean this in a silly way, I promise!), here it is, a day early.

This week, I have learned....

When everyone around you has been sick, and you think you've managed to get through it untouched, think again, idiot.

I'm not ready to turn 35. It just feels weird that I'm going to.

After 3 weeks of the worst patient groups ever, leaving late every shift from one disaster after another, it feels amazing to get back to normal. I even had a shift waiting for the clock to run out.

Why is our staff biannual education literally the same topics always?

Large heroin busts decrease the number of heroin-related admissions.

Large heroin busts increase the number of cocaine-related admissions.

This guy. Always this guy. (What IS a squash?!) P.S. NSFW NSFK

Cycling between hot flashes and cold flashes is an utterly ridiculous reason to lay in bed awake when you could be happily asleep.

I need to be permanently banned from free trials. Seriously.

Clonidine is a hell of a drug.

Wayne Brady makes Bryant Gumbel look like Malcolm X.

I'm marrying Farawyn and Dogen blue himself.

What have you learned?

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When everyone around you has been sick, and you think you've managed to get through it untouched, think again, idiot.

I learned this too.

Also that my black cloud is back with a vengeance. Apparently, it must make up within one week all of the bad stuff that didn't happen when it took a leave of absence.

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If don't know what it's like to pursue a job or career path that is something I want. Every job I've ever had was because I need to pay bills. I didnt think about this until recently.

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Rose_Queen, I don't know WHY I'm "Liking" your post. Guess in this case, it's clicked on as the gesture of a hand laid on your shoulder in brief commiseration.

Ixy, It took me TWICE, causing the need for cancelling a credit and a debit card, to convince myself that those 'free trial' offers are slippery, slimy, tricky, and a total crock. D'oH!

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I learned (again) that some people aren't very nice. I don't know why I am continually caught by surprise whenever I realize it, but I am.

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I learned that:

ixchel survived a ****storm and that makes me happy.

OC is going through a ****storm and that makes me sad.

If a guy in Sweeden sings a song, 'Periods, periods - hip hip hooray for periods!' He will, apparently, not be slaughtered. I don't know how I feel about that.

Dancing tampon song to teach kids about periods - The Local

Apparently clonidine likes ixchel, because it doesn't touch my pts at all. Might as well give them Flintstone vitamins for all the good it does their BP.

Saturday came early this week.

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I learned Oc is going through a real hard time and I want to reach out and hug her.

I learned I miss my co workers/friends from up north.

I learned after 35 years Dh drives me crazy sometimes but Love him like crazy still.

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-I've learned that I know that guy ixchel posted about, and "Pumpkin tastes like you put cinnamon on a sand castle." Do you know HOW I know him? Because I wake up to 5 billion of his YouTube vids filling my inbox, sent by that chick up there starting the thread...^

-I've learned I was right about that kid being high today. Don't doubt me.

-I've learned MY kitties are the cutest.

-I've learned the Big Kid being home is making me content. I feel happier the last 2 days than I have since August, and the only thing that's changed is him being home. I have a house full of icky boys right now, yelling down the basement, and I couldn't be happier.

-I've learned OTC antihistamines and Nyquil are enough to send a 17 year old to the ED and Psych Ward, again.

-I've learned a friend laughing in my ear on the phone is great. I'm telling myself that I was being laughed "with" and not "at". I'm not quite buying it.

-I've learned that I want a beer right now, dammit.

-I've learned that Acute and I are the only ones with balls enough to post awkward young pics.

-I've learned I am way behind on my immunization data entry, still.

-I've learned that when Japanese people talk on the phone they bow to the person on the other end of the phone, as if that person was in the room. Something about the visual cortex...blah de blah.

-I've learned that...THE METS!

-I've learned Oyster Fest is the best, but will always be underlying tragic. RIP, Aysha.

-I've learned that I'm very dug in here. Love you, Chaos. And the rest of youse, too.:inlove:

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I learned this too.

Also that my black cloud is back with a vengeance. Apparently, it must make up within one week all of the bad stuff that didn't happen when it took a leave of absence.

I'm sorry. :(

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I learned that when one has four kids AND is a peds nurse- one can take a ( free) trip to Disney World alone and have a lovely, lovely time.

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I learned that with the proper talent, you can get a hospital job wearing jeans, sneakers and a long sleeve t shirt ☺️

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