Saturday, August 30, 2008

Good site

Hey, it's another cool site. Bad Cripple by blogger William Peace. So far, I've spent most of my time on there reading up on his experiences with the Obama campaign and accessibility. It's making me want to go and fix up all my posts with pix (I'm certain I don't always provide alternate text). I'm looking forward to reading more by William and I encourage you to check out his excellent blog.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Study Nursing.... your Spare Time
This was the title of some recent inbox spam. Compelling, no? It was the "spare time" part that really hooked me. "Why become a nurse?" the spammy body text asks. Why indeed. Apparently...
a nursing career is recession proof
a full time position usually includes benefits
there is a national shortage of nurses
and you can
work in a professional environment
Oh dear. If this spammage reflects common and successful strategies in nursing career recruitment, I'd say there are some nurse trainees that are in for a rather rude awakening.

Urban Legend ER

Sunday, August 17, 2008

just don't eat

I asked the nurse practitioner at my GI office "How do your other patients who have symptoms like this handle it? I mean, what do they do so they aren't tied up in the bathroom all morning or passing out from cramping? How do they manage to even get out of the house and get to work?"
She said: "Well, some of them just avoid eating all day" then after looking at my face and perhaps seeing the sheer horror on it, added "Which of course isn't an ideal solution..."

"Isn't ideal"? Are you fucking kidding me?

Wednesday, August 6, 2008