Friday, December 22, 2006

Jay 2 Bambi 0

Well gentle reader, been a while. Guess life has been a little hectic of late. The holidays and just life in general. But thank goodness the holidays are almost over. Then back into storage the tree and trimmings will go, and back to living life without the hustle and chaos of the malls and Walmart. Do I hear a AMEN from the choir?
The hunting has been good so far this year. really liking the new club. Jay has had a good year so far. He's gotten an eight point and a doe thus far. We could have had a lot more but we are letting a lot walk. We got meat in the freezer and it's fun just seeing them. Hoping I get a shot at a good one before the season is over. Trying t0 be in the woods as much as life and the weather will let me. You cain't see 'em if your on the couch at home. Right?
The pictures you see above are of Jay and his deer, and his papaw and him. Do we all look alike or what? Guess good genes run the family. Well guess that about covers it for now. Hope all is well for you and yours. Drop a line and say HI.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Head Nurse

Head Nurse

Good points made here. Read 'em if your a nurse. OR not. The choice is yours.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

More facts 'bout the South!

Interesting facts about the South and Southernosity...First of all, Florida is *not* considered a Southern state. There are far more Yankees than Southerners living there.There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in the South.There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in the South, plus a couple that nobody has seen before.Unknown critters love to dig holes under your tomato plants.Raccoons will test your crop of melons and let you know when they're ripe.Possums will sleep in the road with their feet in the air."Onced" and "twiced" are words.It is not a shopping cart - it is a buggy.Fire ants consider your skin a picnic.People actually grow and eat okra."Fixinto" is one word, and it's a verb. Example: I'm fixinto go to the store."Backwards and forwards" means "I know everything about you"."Jeet" is actually a phrase meaning "Did you eat?"You sometimes have to switch from heat to air conditioning, all in the same day.All festivals across your state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect, or animal.You only know 4 spices - salt, pepper, Tabasco , and ketchup.The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local gossip and sports.You think the first day of deer season is a national holiday.You find 100° (38°C) "a little warm".You know that the South really *does* have four distinct seasons - almost summer, summer, still summer, and Christmas.Going to Wal-Mart is a favorite pastime, known as "Goin' Walmartin'" or "Off to Wally World".You describe the first cool snap (below 70° or 21°C) as good pinto bean weather.If there is the prediction of the slightest chance of even the most minuscule accumulation of snow, your presence is required at the local grocery store. It does not matter that you don't need anything from the store - it is just something you're supposed to do. Apparently, since the items Southerns rush out to buy are bread, milk, and eggs, the comfort food of choice in a "snow crisis" *must* be French toast.You know that fried catfish is the other white meat.You don't have to wear a watch because it doesn't matter what time it is. You work until you're done or it's too dark to see.Stores don't have bags; they have sacks.You see a car running in the parking lot at the store with no one in it, no matter what time of the year.You install security lights on your house and garage, and leave both unlocked.You think everyone from a bigger city has an accent.You know what "cow tipping" is You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH them.And you don't TAKE someone to the doctor's office or any other place - you CARRY them there.You know what a "DAWG" is.When you live in the country, you don't have to buy a dawg. City people drop them off at your gate in the middle of the night.A carbonated soft drink isn't a soda, tonic, or pop. It's a Coke, regardless of brand or flavor. Example: "What kinda Coke you want?" "Aw, I'll have a Dr Pepper, thanks."You know the difference between a hissy fit and a conniption fit, and that you don't "HAVE" one, you "PITCH" one.You know how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens, peas, beans, etc., make up "a mess."You know the general direction of not only "yonder" but also "cattywumpus."You know exactly how long "directly" is - as in "Going to town, be back directly."You grow up knowing the difference between "right near" and "a right far piece." You also know that "just down the road" can be 1 mile or 20.Even Southern babies know that "Gimme some sugar" is not a request for the white, granular sweet substance that sits in a pretty little bowl in the middle of the table.You know instinctively that the best gesture of solace for a neighbor who's got trouble is a plate of hot fried chicken and a big bowl of cold potato salad. If the neighbor's trouble is a real crisis, you also know to add a large banana puddin'.You both know and understand the difference between a redneck, a good ol' boy, and po' white trash.You would never assume that the car with the flashing turn signal is actually going to make a turn or change lanes. Most Southerners do not use turn signals, and they ignore those who do. In fact, if you see a signal blinking on a car with a southern license plate, you may rest assured that the blinker was on when the car was purchased.You make friends while standing in lines. You don't do "queues," you do "lines"; and when you're "in line," you talk to everybody - even total strangers!Put 100 Southerners in a room, and half of them will discover they're related, even if only by marriage.You never refer to one person as "y'all."You know grits come from corn and how to eat them.You know:- that tomatoes with eggs, bacon, grits, and coffee are perfectly wonderful.- that red eye gravy is also a breakfast food.- and that fried green tomatoes are *not* a breakfast food.When you hear someone say, "Well, I caught myself lookin'," you know you are in the presence of a true Southerner!You say "sweet tea" and "sweet milk." Sweet tea indicates with sugar, and *lots* of it - Southerners do not like their tea unsweetened. Sweet tea is appropriate for all meals, and you start drinking it when you're two. "Sweet milk" means you don't want buttermilk.You know you don't scream at little old ladies who drive 30 mph on the freeway. You just say, "Bless her heart," and go your own way.You don't need no stinkin' driver's ed ... when yo mama says you can drive, you can drive!To those of you who're still a little embarrassed by your Southernness - Take two biscuits, a dose of sausage gravy and a tall glass of sweet tea, and call me in the morning. Bless your heart!And to those of you who are still having a hard time understanding all this Southern stuff - Bless your hearts. I hear they're fixinto have classes on Southernosity as a second language!And for anyone who is not from the South but has lived here for a long time - Y'all need a sign to hang on y'all's front porch that reads, "I ain't from the South, but I got here as fast as I could."Bless your hearts! All y'all have a blessed day!

Friday, September 29, 2006

Bambi beware!!

Well folks for those of you that are interested, I have found a deer camp for the season. Seven thousand acres of pines, hardwoods, and cut overs to hunt. They have a deer management program in place. Which means that they are working for some real trophy deer. Shoot, I'm hunting for meat for the freezer. Sure there are fifty five members in it, but do the math, even if all of us are hunting the same day thats well over a hundred acres each.
It's only an hour or so from home. So I can sleep in my own bed every night. And my dad's club is only about thirty minutes away. So we can eat lunch together and possibly hunt together some. And now that he is retired I have someone to hunt with during the week.
Hopefully I'll have plenty of pics to post from the camp. I'm gonna be taking the digital camera with me. Plan on taking lots of wildlife pics.
Oh and rumor has it that there is a mountain lion roaming the place. That should be fun to meet on the way to the stand before daylight. Several folks have seen it. We'll see if I do.
well folks thats my life for now. Hows things in your neck of the woods? Hope all is well. Drop me a line and say HI. Peace.

Killer Rants!

Killer Rants!

Ok a little promotion for another blog. This one is by a friend from work and a lady friend of his. They post some things that really make me laugh out loud. Check 'em out.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Rules for the ER

Man I just love these things that are floating around on the 'net. And believe it or not...These are so true!

1. The world of ER does not revolve around you. There are sick people here, and you aren't one of them.

2. Our definition of sick is not your definition of sick. If a member of the ER staff says that someone is sick, it means that they are in the process of DYING. They have had a massive stroke, are bleeding out, having a heart attack, or shot. We don't consider a tooth injury sick. Painful, yes. Sick, no.

2. At any given time, one nurse has four patients. One doctor has up to 15. There is a law (similar to Murphy's) in the ER. If you have four patients:One of them will be sick (see #2 for definition)One of them will be whining constantlyOne of them will be homelessand one of them will be the delightful patient.Don't be the whiner. Please.3. Physicians and nurses are not waiters. We are not customer service representatives. This is not McDonalds, and you very well may NOT have it your way. Our job is to save your life, or at least make you feel better. If you want a pillow, two blankets, the lights dimmed, and the TV on channel 14, go to the Ramada.

4. If you have one of the three, go to your own doctor in the morning:A cold,The flu,A stomach virus

5. If your child has a fever, you had better give him tylenol before coming in. Do NOT let the fever remain high just so I will believe the child has a fever. Do you want your child to have a seizure? Do you?

6. We have priorities. We understand that you have been waiting for two hours in the waiting room. If you don't want to wait, make an appointment with a doctor. The little old lady that just walked in looking OK to you is probably having a massive heart attack. That's why she goes first. 7. Do not ask us how long it will be. We don't know. I don't know what's coming through my door 30 seconds from now... so I surely don't know when you'll be getting a room upstairs.8. We are not for primary care. Get a family doctor, and go see them. 9. If you have diabetes and do not control it, you are committing slow suicide.10. We know how many times you've been to an ER. We can usually tell if you are faking it on the first 5 seconds of talking to you. Do not lie to us. If you lie about one thing, we will assume you are lying about everything. You don't want that. 11. If you are well enough to complain about the wait, you are well enough to go home.12. If your mother is a patient and we ask her a question, let her answer it.13. If you see someone pushing a big cart down the hall at full speed and you hear bells going off.... do not ask for a cup of coffee. Someone is dying, you inconsiderate %#@^. In the ER, bells don't ring for nothing. Sit down, shut up, and let us work. 14. If you have any sort of stomach pain and you ask for something to eat, you are not that sick.15. If you can complain about the blood pressure cuff being too tight, or the IV needle hurting, you are not in that much pain. 16. If you want to get something, be nice. I will go out of my way to tick off rude people.17. Do not talk badly about the other members of staff I work with. The doctor that you hate? I work with him every day, and I know that he knows what he is doing. I trust him a lot more than I trust you. I am not here to be your friend, and neither is he. I will tell him what you said, and we will laugh about it. If you want a buddy, go somewhere else. 18. Every time I ask you a question, I learn more about what is wrong with you. I don't care if I ask you what day it is four different times. Each time I ask, it is for a reason. Just answer the questions, regardless of if you have answered them before. 19. Do not utter the words "It's in my chart." I don't have your chart, and I don't have the time to call and get it. Just tell me.20. Do not bring your entire posse with you. One person at the bedside is all you need. It is really difficult to get around seven people in the event that you are really sick.

21) If you had a room, you would be up there. I am not keeping you in the ER for my health. Trust that the second you get a room assigned and the nurse upstairs will take report that you will be on your way.22) I do not get paid extra for starting more IVs. I don't enjoy sticking people more than once - it adds to the number of minutes I'm stuck hearing about your stomach pain (and the BK you had on the way here). 22a) No, I can't guarantee getting a good vein on the first stick. See #2. 23) If I am listening to lung sounds, please be kind enough to exhale away from me.24) Please don't complain about being pulled into the hall. If you're in the hall, you probably aren't dying. And if you are dying and in the hall, at least I will be able to see when it happens to get an accurate TOD. 25) If you come in by ambulance (that you called) don't get upset when I try to put in an IV.26) If you come in for CP, please don't get loud when I put you on the monitor, stick you for blood and an IV, start O2, get an EKG, and give you aspirin. If you weren't worried about the pain, you shouldn't have come in. PS- you'll probably be admitted to get a stress test tomorrow. 27) No, I don't know if your insurance will cover this.28) If you know what pain meds to ask for, then you know too much and are probably a drug seeker.29) There is an inverse relationship to the loudness of the vomiting and the actual sickness of the patient. 30) The fact that you are lying in bed moaning does not lead me to believe you are more sick. It leads me to believe that you are more of a pain in my @ss. 31) GET OFF THE %^&$$#&& PHONE!!!!!!!!! 32) If you can breathe well enough to yell at me "I can't breathe" then you're breathing juuuuuust fiiiiine.33) Just a hint....if you're going to play possum, don't play it in my ED. I can get really personal with a foley catheter really quick. Hey, if you are unresponsive then I want to make sure you won't mess my bed. 34) Just because you or your family member says "I know you're busy" or "I'm sorry to bother you" before making another dumb request (another blanket, when will my room be ready, etc) does not make me less busy or you less of a bother. 35) I am not your glorified personal servant (hell, I'm not a glorified anything). 36) I don't care that you're having pain unless it is in your chest, or related to the leg that just fell off.37) Is it the flourescent lights in here, or the O2? Because I'm pretty sure you walked to the BR at home and in the WR, and really sure you wiped your own rear end afterwards. Just because you are in the ER does not make you an invalid. (See #15). 38) I don't do anything in the ER for fun (except Narcan ODs - love stepping on buzzes!) so if I ask you a question or ask you to do something, it is for YOUR health, not mine.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Jay's Ride

Well Jay has his first auto. It's a 2000 Ford Ranger. Black with gray interior. V6 automatic. Got all the extras he wanted...Bed liner, Fiberglas bed cover, chrome bed rails, and chrome step bars. I took my home XM radio set and installed it for him. I didn't use it anyway and was still paying for it, so put it in his truck for him to listen to. Oh and of course it has dual exhaust with Flowmasters.
He is, to say the least, tickled pink. Love to see him smile when he talks about it. Hopefully will last him through high school and college. Seems like a good buy.
He starts school tomorrow. Going into tenth grade. He's already decided on Arkansas for college. Just hasn't made his mind up on what he wants to take. One day its medicine and the next its nursing. All I tell him is to be happy doing whatever it is that he decides to do.
Well just updating you, my gentle reader, on the happenings of my life. Hope all is well with you and yours. Drop me a comment and say HI.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Branson Vacation

Hey folks, spent the beginning of this week vacationing in Branson,MO. Had a great time with Jay, and DJ (Jay's friend). We rented a condo on a golf course. As my luck runs it was on the far side of town from everything. But that was ok. Had a lot of fun cruising the strip and looking at everything and everyone. We went to Silver Dollar City, Celebration City, and some different things like Ripley's Believe It or Not museum. I think that the one thing we all enjoyed the most was the go-kart tracks. The one we went to several times was wooden and had these three level spirals on either end with some dips and curves in between. Loads of fun. We really enjoyed ourselves, although it was hot (read as 100 degrees). It was great to leave all our problems on the east side of the Mississippi River as we headed west. We did our best not to pick them up as we came back across the river. I'm back to work on Sunday. So it's back to the real world. But God it was great to get away for a few days. Really looking forward to doing it again. Perhaps a weekend trip soon. Anyone got an suggestions? Hit the comment button and lay it on me.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

I have given in,,,,,,,

Well folks, it has finally happened. I have given in to the evil empire of coffee....Starbucks. Seems I have fallen into a addiction to their coffee. It all started during the winter when we were slow. We would send out for coffee and I got hooked. Shoot it's not mom and dad's coffee. This is more like a dessert. Of course considering that I don't drink coffee, this stuff is like a hit of speed. Very nice. LOL! My heart races....and I just buzz right along on it. Of course paying Five bucks for a cup of coffee seems a little extreme....But we gotta feed the monkey on our back right. LOL!
Anyway...drop a line and say HI. Got the comment thing figured out so leave me a coment. Peace!

Sunday, July 16, 2006


Memphis is well on the way to yet another record year for murders. Think the last I heard the total was hanging right around a hundred. And we are barely halfway into the year. And we haven't even hit the dog days of summer. It's only gonna get hotter and the mood here in town is only gonna get meaner. Guess that means business is gonna be good for me. Trauma is my business, and business is good.
Have been looking at living elsewhere. Just not sure where. Would love to find a Mayberry somewhere. but then like we were talking 'bout at work the other night, I'd be bored silly in an ER somewhere. may just stay here in good 'ole M town for awhile. Go to school and look at retiring to someday.
Speaking of retiring, one day I want to have a cabin in the mountains. And on this cabin will be a big porch or deck. This deck or porch will be looking over some type of water. Whether it be a lake, stream, or river i don't care. Just want to be able to drink a cup of coffee and watch the wildlife. Ain't it great to have dreams. Can only hope that this one comes true.
Drop me a line. Say Hi and tell me to wake up.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

State Baseball Tournament!!

Well here we are in Columbus, MS at the state tournament for the 15-16 year old age group for baseball. There are fourteen teams competing from all over the state. Jay plays first and pitches some. Supposed to go on 'til Sunday. Hope we make it all the way.
This pic is of Jay driving to Columbus. Those that know me, know how I feel 'bout folks driving my truck. Shoot the ex-wife didn't drive it more than two or three times. Anyway, he drove probably two thirds of the way. And did quite well too. I was much impressed. Guess my baby is growing up. And that means i'm getting old. Right? Heck no!.......I'm gonna start regressing. Figure by time he is twenty or so i'll be in my teens again.
Well gonna run now, I'll try to keep you updated. Hope we bring home a trophy. leave a comment...Say Hi.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

My new Tat!!

Hey folks got myself a new tattoo for fathers day.......Its a cross with a celtic knot around it. Then has sun beams coming out of it. I like it. You may not but I do, so I guess thats all that really matters. Its on the outside of my left calf. Figured I'd never have the arms to go sleeveless...So if i'm gonna show off the ink. Legs it is. LOL!
Not much really going usual.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Men explained!

1. WHY ARE MEN SUCH JERKS?It's a testosterone thing. Much similar to your PMS thing, we men suffer from testosterone poisoning. Why do you think the average life span of a male is typically 10 years shorter (and it's not just from all the bitching and nagging we have to endure)? Hormone modifies behavior. We're just misunderstood.
2. WHY DO MEN ALWAYS HAVE TO OGLE AT OTHER WOMEN?Again, this is a testosterone thing. Do you honestly think that all the testosterone just fell out of our bodies the moment we met you? Besides, women do it as well. Women are just much better at not getting caught. I'm fairly certain it's some sort of photographic memory deal. Women take one quick look and memorize it for later reference. Since men lack this ability, we try to burn it into our memory by staring as much as we can.
3. WHY DO MEN ALWAYS TOUCH THEMSELVES, ESPECIALLY IN PUBLIC?We occasionally need to adjust our little friend and make him happy. It's much like adjusting your bra. Being in public is just an added bonus.
4. WHY DO MEN ALWAYS SAY SUCH STUPID THINGS?We like to. It's actually a whole lot of fun to see our partner frustrated by a few simple (and well-chosen) words.
5. WHY ARE MEN SO UNCOMMUNICATIVE?You'd learn to keep your big mouth shut too if every time you open it you get into trouble with your partner.
6. WHY DO MEN HAVE TO ACT LIKE SUCH RETARDS?Well, we don't actually have to; we do it because we enjoy it. It's the old fashioned pride in a job well done that's missing in so much of the world nowadays.
7. WHY CAN'T MEN JUST SHARE THEIR FEELINGS?Do we look like women to you? Why is it so hard to understand that men and women are different? How are we supposed to share how we feel when we have no idea how we feel? Unless we're experiencing some extreme emotion like rage, hatred, disgust, or a brick on our foot, we have no idea how we feel. Personally, I get a headache whenever I try to figure out how I feel.
8. WHY CAN'T MEN CUDDLE MORE (I.E. LIE DOWN AND HUG)?Please... How many hours do you think there is in a day? We oblige you as much as we can, but who the hell (besides women) can stand lying around for hours on end?We men... Men hunters... Need go roam... Starve in cave... Must go find wildebeest... Now sitting on our asses for hours on end on the other hand is a whole other story.
9. HOW CAN MEN SIT ON THEIR ASSES ALL DAY WITHOUT MOVING?Men have very powerful sets of sitting muscles developed by evolution that enable us to sit for extended periods of time without getting tired. In prehistoric times, it was often necessary to sit in one spot for extended periods of time while hunting for prey. The more successful hunters were able to sit very still for very extended periods of time thereby passing on this ability to their progeny. The fidgety types were all gobbled up by saber toothed tigers etc. The end result is that almost all modern men are born with this innate ability.
10. WHY CAN'T MEN JUST SAY, "I LOVE YOU?"Men are taught from a tender young age to be self-sufficient. To say that we love you is equivalent to saying that we need you. Most men consider that a character fault. It's not easy to admit to one's own character faults.
11. WHY DO MEN SAY "I LOVE YOU" WHEN THEY HARDLY KNOW ME?Ho, Ho, Ho... Aren't you special? Well, some men think it's a sure-fire way to get into your pants. Surprisingly, it actually still works quite well.
12. WHY DOESN'T MY PARTNER EVER ANSWER ME?We just simply don't have the energy to answer every single one of your questions. If we think we do not have the answer, or that you will not like the answer, we simply remain quiet and save the energy for other things.
13. WHY WON'T MEN EVER PICK UP AFTER THEMSELVES?Why should we? It doesn't really bother us that much. Besides, we know damn well you'll pick it up.
14. WHAT'S WITH ALL THE BELCHING AND FARTING?This usually only occurs after months of courting. It's our way to let you know that we're comfortable with you. Believe it or not, it's actually a sign of affection. Besides, holding it for extended periods of time gives us stomach cramps.
15. WHY DO MEN HATE SHOPPING?It's an evolutionary thing. Men hunt. Women gather. We just want to go out, kill it, and bring it back. Who wants to spend hours and hours to look at things we have no intention of killing? Err... buying?

Guessing that pretty well explains it for all you women that were wondering. Drop a comment let me know.....That would be by the little envelope thingy there folks. Peace!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Something on the Lighter Side....

Ok last post was a litttle on the heavy side. Kinda reflected the state of mind I was in. So anyway, A friend sent me this in the e-mail. Loved it. Being the Southern boy that I am, it fits my thinking to a T.

Subject: Rules for Living Down South
> g If you are going to live or visit in the
> South, you need to know these rules.
> 1. That farm boy you see at the gas station
> did more work before breakfast than you do all week at the gym.
> 2. It's called a "gravel road". No matter how slow you drive,
> you're going to get dust on your Navigator. Drive it or get out of
> the way.
> 3. The red dirt -- it's called clay. Red clay. If you like the color
> wash your car for a couple weeks -- it'll be permanent.
> 4. We all started hunting and fishing when we
> were seven years old.Yeah, we saw Bambi. We got over it.
> 5. Go ahead and bring your $600 Orvis Fly Rod.
> Don't cry to us if a flathead breaks it off at the handle. We have
> a name for those little13-inch trout you fish for -- bait.
> 6. Pull your pants up. You look like an idiot.
> 7. If that cell phone rings while a bunch of
> mallards are making their final approach, we will shoot it. You
> might want to ensure it's not up to

> your ear at the time.
> 8. No, there's no "Vegetarian Special" on the menu. Order steak.
> Order
> rare. Or, you can order the Chef's Salad and pick off the two pounds
> ham and turkey.
> 9. Tea - yeah, we have tea. It comes in a
> glass over ice and is sweet. You want it hot -- sit it in the sun.
> You want it unsweetened -- add a lot of water.
> 10. You bring Coke into my house, it better
> be brown, wet, and served over ice.
> 11. So you have a sixty thousand-dollar car.
> We're real impressed. We have a quarter of a million-dollar combine
> that we only use two weeks a year.
> 12. Let's get this straight. We have one
> stoplight in town. We stop when it's red. We may even stop when it's
> yellow.
> 13. We eat dinner together with our families.
> We pray before we eat (yeah, even breakfast). We go to church on
> Wednesdays and Sundays and we go to high school football games on Friday
> nights. We still address our seniors with "yes, sir" and "yes, ma'am",

> and
> we sometimes still take Sunday drives around town to see friends
> and neighbors.
> 14. We don't do "hurry up" well.
> 15. Greens - yeah, we have greens, but you
> don't putt on them. You boil them with salty fatback, bacon or a ham
> 16. Yeah, we eat catfish, bass, bream (pronounced brim) and carp. You
> really want sushi and caviar? It's available at the bait shop.
> 17. They are pigs. That's what they smell like. Get over it. Don't like
> it? Interstate 85 goes two ways - Interstate 40 goes the other two.
> one.
> 18. Grits are corn. You put butter, salt, and maybe even some pepper
> on them. If you want to put milk and sugar on them, then you want
> Cream of Wheat -go to Kansas. That would be I-40 west.
> 19. The "Opener" refers to the first day of deer season or dove
> season. Both are holidays. You can get pancakes, cane syrup, and
> sausage before daylight at the church on either day.
> 20. So every person in every pickup waves? Yeah, it's called being
> friendly. Understand the concept?
> 21. Yeah, we have golf courses. Don't hit in the water hazards. It
> the fish and bothers the gators - and if you hit it in the rough, we
> these things called diamondbacks, and they're not baseball players.
> 22. That Highway Patrol Officer that just pulled you over for
> driving
> an idiot -- his name is "Sir", no matter how young he is.
> 23. We have lots of pine trees. They have sap. It drips from them.
> You park your Navigator under them, and they'll leave a logo on your
> hood.
> 24. You burn an American flag in our state, you get beat up. No
> The liberal contingent of our state legislature -- all four of them --
> enacted a measure to stop this. There is now a $2.50 fine for beating
> up the flag burner.
> 25. No, we don't care how you do things up North. If it is so great
> up there, why not visit a Northern state or stay there? And no, down
> here,
> don't have an accent, you do.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


This fine citizen of Memphis sits in the Shelby County jail at 201 Poplar awaiting trial for the murder of a two year old child.Yeah, this upstanding pillar of society killed a child.
seems he and some of his homeboys had a beef with someone. The best way to settle this was by shooting into a group of people. To heck with being a man about it and taking him on to his face, he fires a gun into a crowd. Now that is something to be proud of.Guess he showed everybody what a real man he was.
Of course the sad part was the fact that a child had to die so he could prove his manhood. Regardless of the fact that this child had nothing to do with the problems. This child may have grown up to just be another crack-head, but then she could have also been mayor, president, or the doctor that cures cancer. But now shes just dead. What a freaking waste.
I joke about taking up urban sniping as a hobby. Man, I couldn't buy enough bullets to put down some of the cockroaches that abound here in Memphis. Man, but what a worthwhile hobby this would be.
All I can hope for is that this fine young man gets what he deserves. And hopefully he picks up a few good boyfriends while he's sharing shower space down at 201 Poplar. Here's to hoping that prayers really do get answered. Peace!!
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Wednesday, May 03, 2006


You know I really love working in Trauma. Of all the years i've been nursing this is the first job that I have really enjoyed. I've been called an adrenaline junkie. Shoot it may be true. I know I get a rush from the call of "SHOCK TRAUMA BY AIR IN 15 MINUTES". And I love going to the roof to meet the helicopter. The girls I work with call me the helicopter bitch. LOL! I'm the only one that doesn't mind going to the roof when it's freezing cold.
I guess the downfall is the rude people that we have to deal with. It's amazing that you can work your tail off to save someones life and they want to bitch at you. Totally no respect for the efforts that you made. I mean I'm not looking for a medal or anything...Just a simple THANK YOU would be nice. I guess it's the culture in which we live now. You know what I mean, the it's all about me attitude. I'm gonna talk to you any way I want to and you can't do a thing about it.
I mean if you go to McDonald's, Walmart, Walgreen's, or any where else and talk to the staff the way we are talked to your tail would be going to jail. But you know, they are sick and they can't help the way they are acting. I say BULLSHIT, it's the natural rudeness of our culture and the patients that we deal with. I just wish that sometimes folks would think of others a little before they open their mouths and cuss out those that are taking care of them. but like I said....The only person that matters is ME!!
But enough of my ranting. Drop me a line and say HI. Let me know your thoughts on the subject.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Airevac.....Another transpot company that comes to THE MED. Good groups of folks here too.
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Cool pic from their website.
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The Wing! They transport the majority of our patients to us. Great group of pilots and nurses. Guess you could say it's an honor to work with them.
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New Term for ya!

Just the other night got a new term thrown at me.....Getting report from outlying hospital and nurse used this term to describe a patient.

Belignorant......A person that is intoxicated and ignorant.

Actually that could describe the majority of our patients. Amazing the number of people in Memphis that don't have jobs and still can carry around lots of cash. And don't forget the grills....Good Lord....It's amazing the money that these people pay for this crap. Oh well guess its a matter of priorites.
Another thing....Why is it people come off the ambulance stretcher looking for something to eat and drink? "I ain't ate in three day"...Well funny they only been in ER for like thirty minutes......What the heck were they doing prior to that....? Oh that's right...Drinking the forties and smoking the crack....What a life.....!
Anyway....Enough of my rambling....Drop me a line...Say HI.

Monday, April 10, 2006


What have I become?
My Sweetest friend
Everyone I know
Goes away in the end
You could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt
Trent Reznor
Guess 'ole Trent head the nail on the head with this one. Seems all my life I've been trying to find someone that would make me happy with myself. Unbeknownst to me that person does not exist. I've hurt people along the way....Allowed them to fall in love with me and then do things that hurt them. All because I was terribly unhappy with who I was. It's taken me thirty eight years to realize this. But I have done so.
I feel like i'm finally getting my life on track. I'm in a job that I love, my relationship with my son is stronger now than it ever was, And romantically i'm taking it as it comes. Not pushing too much and just letting fate hand me what it wants. Sometimes when you realize that your not in control and let God, Fate, or whatever you call it take over it really comes much easier.
I guess that if anyone reading this is someone that I've hurt in some way please take this as my apology. I know i've done wrong by you and I'm truly sorry. May your days be long and your nights pleasant.
Hit that 'lil envelope there and drop me a line. Say HI or whatever.