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Nov. 27th, 2016 12:00 pm
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  • Sat, 19:56: Getting a tiny coffee to stave off the ADD fog for just one more hour.

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Nov. 26th, 2016 12:00 pm
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Nov. 25th, 2016 10:02 pm
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Nov. 22nd, 2016 05:31 am
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  • Mon, 23:50: RT @jonathanweisman: Hillary Clinton's popular vote lead over Trump stands at 1,720,053 and still climbing. A strange history is being made…

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Nov. 20th, 2016 07:39 am
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Nov. 15th, 2016 05:08 pm
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  • Tue, 15:35: I've had a tension headache bordering on migraine level all day. Photophobia, slight nausea, & all.

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Nov. 10th, 2016 12:00 pm
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Nov. 9th, 2016 12:00 pm
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  • Tue, 22:52: RT @ProBirdRights: if you scared and an fraid rebmember: i will be here after electin and I will do my birdest to spread bird all over this…
  • Tue, 22:52: RT @amaditalks: The elected officials of North Carolina SAID OUT LOUD THAT they were INTENTIONALLY suppressing the black vote, and look wha…
  • Tue, 22:58: RT @vesaldi: Person who probably won't die if Trump is elected: "Chill out, the numbers aren't all in yet." The rest of us: https://t.co/eK
  • Tue, 23:00: RT @RevDaniel: The thing about a Trump anti-establishment revolution is they want to overturn the govt, but have nothing stable to replace…
  • Tue, 23:03: RT @LeahNTorres: Trump has votes. People are perfectly fine with abusing, violating & dehumanizing half of our US population & a larger pa…
  • Tue, 23:04: RT @AliceSnedden: The most qualified woman in the world runs for President against the worst man in the world & this is what happens. I'm s…
  • Wed, 01:11: RT @DemiCaruso: RT If You Knew Americans Were Stupid But You Didn't Think It Was This Bad
  • Wed, 04:41: Here's to all y'all urban liberals who used to tell the rural ones just to move to a more progressive place. There's no such place.
  • Wed, 04:45: RT @stuckinspincycl: This is a nightmare.
  • Wed, 04:48: RT @AlishaRai: If you voted Trump, you may not see yourself as a sexist or a racist, but you're okay with sexism and racism. It's kinda t…
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Nov. 7th, 2016 03:02 pm
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  • Sun, 17:33: When @creech42 doesn’t eat because nothing sounds good, I feel like it’s my responsibility. Gender role socialization sucks.
  • Sun, 22:14: RT @ESEAsianBeauty: At 27 years old, Shinri Tezuka is one of the last people keeping the tradition of amezaiku, or candy crafting, alive in…
  • Mon, 08:06: Don't mind me; just gonna listen to this on loop for the next 2 days! Muddy Magnolias - American Woman (Audio) https://t.co/nwryrJ2QKK

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Nov. 6th, 2016 04:54 pm
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Nov. 3rd, 2016 04:40 pm
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Oct. 27th, 2016 03:57 pm
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  • Thu, 07:50: What foods/drinks are there that you have only in a certain situation? Or that you always have to have in a certain situation?
  • Thu, 07:51: Me: cooler weather = popcorn. Pumpkin/apple start in Sept, regardless of weather, but soon as the weather turns colder I want popcorn.
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HOW UNFAIR! I hate when I have nightmares about work! *cry*

First, church and work were in the same building, so I went to church for a short while and when I came back, all of the computers had disappeared so I had no way of knowing which patients were mine.

The next one was a set of parents who were mad at me because they thought I had treated their kid for an asthma attack and sent them home on an antibiotic. The kid was out of my scope of practice age range (I don't take kids younger than 15 for anything except clear-cut orthopedic cases, in which case I don't go lower than 13 as my hard limit), which made me anxious right off the bat. Turned out another nurse practitioner had cared for them and prescribed an antibiotic for asthma exacerbation the way we do for COPD exacerbation--it's a preventative measure, which isn't really done under any other circumstances but COPD. Turns out, the other nurse practitioner was...Adele. The singer. I voiced my concern that, though she is a very talented singer, perhaps that did not make her terribly qualified to be a nurse practitioner. Then I woke up.

Looking back, that 2nd one is sorta funny but it was stressful at the time!
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Yesterday seemed like a good skip day.

Ganon was supposed to be taking a practice test for the ACT Aspire, which is the standardized test they take at the end of the year. This blows my mind, because the Aspire tests whether a child is on track to take the ACT itself...making the Aspire a practice test...thus making yesterday's test a practice test for a practice test. The profound absurdity of that just really got to me yesterday, heightened by the fact that my son is TEN YEARS OLD. That whole thing about how we test them to death is true. Plus, having an all-day practice test meant that they wouldn't be covering new ground, so Ganon wouldn't have make up work if he missed. Perfect!

So we planned to go to Memphis to shop at Whole Foods and get Gibson's Donuts, but on our way out to the car Ganon lamented the fact that Memphis didn't have a River Market, because what he really felt like was Big on Tokyo from the River Market in Little Rock. I told him that my car was capable of driving to either one, and for him to pick where he wanted to go most. He chose Little Rock. This turned out to be good, because Bryan was in Russellville, having gone to a conference with a coworker who teaches the other section of Essentials of Programming. He rode with the coworker, so that meant we could pick him up!

Ganon & I went to the River Market for the aforementioned teriyaki chicken. I had chicken jalfrezi and Bombay chicken from The Indian Feast. They give you SO MUCH FOOD. I was so stuffed by the end I could barely walk. We went to the Museum of Discovery and puttered around for an hour or so, then drove off to Russellville.

Russellville is in the sorta central western part of the state. It's on I-40, west of Little Rock. This time of year, that's a gorgeous drive, taking you from the Ouachita Mountains into the Ozarks. The trees are just beginning to turn, not at their full height of color yet, but it was still beautiful!

When we got to Arkansas Tech University, we drove around for a short while battling Pokemon gyms and getting Pokestops. I would bring the gym down and then let Ganon put a Pokemon up in it. :) He was rather thrilled.

Afterward we went to CJ'S Butcher Boy Burgers in Russellville, which makes QUITE an excellent burger! I wasn't entirely hungry, since I'd been so stuffed at lunch, but I still managed to eat half of it simply because it was so yummy. Ganon got a grilled cheese with bacon, which he declared "excellent" even though he mainly just ate the bacon out of it. ;)

Have some pictures from a most excellent skip day!
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Oct. 18th, 2016 01:58 pm
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By 9pm I was working 10 patients by myself and holding down the entire Express Care area. I finally got out at 11:30 when I should've gotten off at 11, but that's a hell of a lot better than the 2 extra hours I used to put in as an RN.

I have to get back up at 9am to do this all over again. I AM A TIRED NURSE. But I did not have to turn over care of any patients to the physicians at the end of the night, and on a night as hectic and stuffed full of crazy as tonight was? That feels like a badge of freaking honor. Somebody hand me my crown.
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1. When was the last time that you enjoyed a camp fire?
You know it's been a while! I have one of those cool split logs with kindling in the middle, meant to use in a fire pit. I should get it out and Ganon & I can roast marshmallows later tonight.

2. What is your favorite fall tradition?
I love the IDEA of hayrides, but Bryan & Ganon & I all have allergies to some extent which are exacerbated by hayrides, cold air, and smoke. So that means it generally stays an "idea" rather than a thing we actually do.

My favorite autumn tradition that I actually DO, however, is warm drinks. I live in Arkansas, which means we get all 4 seasons, very distinctly, and usually in 3 month increments. I drink coffee and tea iced during the spring and summer, but I go back to drinking it warm in the fall and winter. I actually prefer it warm in both cases, but it is simply too HOT here in the summer to drink anything warm. When it's 101F outside, hot coffee sounds like torture.

Just for interest, my own very unscientific perception of how the seasons break down here in Arkansas:
Spring: March, April, May
Summer: June, July, August
Autumn: September, October, November
Winter: December, January, February

3. Do you celebrate Samhain?
I don't, personally. I feel like it's a religious celebration that I'd be appropriating if I even used the trappings of it, as I know it's important to a lot of people who follow various forms of paganism. That said, I've always had an interesting draw toward some of the pagan belief systems. There are things that stem from those belief systems that make me feel better; more firmly grounded, safer. There's a lot of the concept of balance in certain pagan beliefs, which appeals to me on a very visceral level.

4. What are your real feelings about candy corn?
You know, most people are either very pro or very con as it comes to candy corn. Me, I'm all about balance in this too! I'm not particularly fond of candy corn. I won't seek it out to eat it on purpose the way my husband will, but when he buys it and keeps it in a dish on the kitchen table, I will eat a piece or two every so often if I think about it. I don't adore it, but I don't hate it either!

5. Do you believe in things that go bump in the night?
I don't, particularly. There are things I can't explain, but it's because I simply don't KNOW the explanation for them, not because they're supernatural. 

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Oct. 12th, 2016 02:54 pm
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  • Tue, 23:12: Pt: What's "DNP?" Me: Doctor of Nursing Practice. Pt: You're a DOCTORNURSE! Me: Dat's right. As nursely as it is possible to be!
  • Wed, 09:12: Favorite thing about ubiquitous smartphones is all the ways of contacting someone without a phone call. Text, email, various messaging.
  • Wed, 09:15: Breakfast at Chef's In, my favorite kind of restaurant-- Hole in the wall local diner. https://t.co/WEva4GiVbM
  • Wed, 09:16: Various text communication types feel less invasive than a call. Phone calls seem to carry so much expectation.

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Oct. 11th, 2016 12:19 pm
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Once upon a time the firefighters in our town used to do a haunted house every year. My uncle was a firefighter and we all went one year. I am known for my tendency to swing when fight or flight reflexes kick in, and at the ripe old age of 15, I hauled off and slugged a clown who leapt out from behind a door to scare us.

So long story short: I don't go to haunted houses as an adult because I once punched a firefighter in the face.

I might make a great Ghostbuster though.

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