A guy comes in, carrying this girl with him through the door.
me: "Are you getting your exercise?"
me: "Pumping girls?"
I swear I didn't mean anything dirty by it! I was thinking, pumping iron, only with girls instead of weights :} oooops! their eyes got SO big! and then I realized what I said "Oh I didn't mean it that way!"
haha yeah...so if I'm fired tomorrow, that is why :}
please, PLEASE make sure you do not apply pressure to the wound until after the needle is out! I've had this very painful experience happen to me several times, when they apply pressure before removing the needle, and I don't think new phlebotomists get this emphasized enough in their training.
I'm dealing with a nasty bruise and some pain and...weirdness, in my hand from my blood draw last week. felt like the needle tore inside of me when she removed it with pressure down, though the needle on a spring flicked back in an instant, so I thought the pain was done, and did not complain at the hospital...now I'm debating if I should be calling them to complain.
I had the same experience several times when I used to donate plasma, and it just upsets me that they would not automatically know better than to cause their patients this unnecessary pain.
Tue, Oct. 27th, 2009, 10:49 pm
Well...lotsa stuff happening...but I don't know what to say or where to start or what...ever
The biggest thing was just saying bye to Amber... she is off on her grand adventure, moving to Arizona, and she is likely to be out of touch for a while. I find I'm pretty anxious that I haven't heard from her, and she only left yesterday!
No sign of any news on her blog, or even on her friend Dan's blog (if I found the right one...maybe a different Dan :} No news...anxious...buggin me! Well hopefully something soon, after all, Amanda at work is anxious to hear the next chapter of this story (and SO AM I!) :}
but already I spent some time with one of my "neglected" friends that I haven't spent much time with these past several weeks... and tonight I spent just watching House season 6 ep 1..awesome. probably better than usual because I had to WATCH it on Hulu, instead of on DVD where I could just have it on in the background and ignore it while I play on the puter.
Tomorrow is Halloween at work...of course I will be bah humbug as usual, and won't dress up, but I'll be happy to see some students coming (coming, one M!) through in costume. Best costume wins a little I-POD thingy.
I had a doc visit Friday...lab work will be back later this week...for now though, high blood pressure meds, and news that I tore my inner ligament on my right knee, last November. "See this? Your leg shouldn't do this.." *bending my foot to the right of my knee*
What else do I have to say...oh, apartment hunting, probably...need to make some sort of decision about next year's lodgings by Dec 15th, which is when we'll lose the bonus offer from this place ($20 off the place per month for next year) "Year" being August through July, 2010-2011. Stupid college leases :P
And...I'm tired...sleep time.
Life is good
Tue, Oct. 20th, 2009, 10:04 pm
Poor Happy Tree Friends...
Never watch this show
So sad *sniff...giggle...cry* :}
OK, I'm very curious, disabled people! Which is worse, not getting help when you need it, or getting ridiculous help that obviously you don't need?
I've seen a blind acquaintance getting help with silly things like sitting down in a chair, or being led through a door he obviously knows is there, when he isn't really ready to leave! There was also this time I was trying to help a girl in a wheelchair learn to use our unusual automatic door (it doesn't have the standard door open button like most handicap accessible doors. People just jumped to open the door for her when she showed the least difficulty with it, even though she wanted to open it on her own.
I'd love to hear some stories of people with disabilities, and the sometimes overabundant help others will offer them.
I imagine it is more frustrating not to get help when you need it...but sometimes...did you ever want to tell people to just stop, that you are perfectly capable of doing certain things yourself?
So...I have found recently, that something has happened to me that has not happened in many years. Someone has gotten significantly beyond "The Cherry Wall". Online, I am free to express myself, but at the same time I'm usually in a role playing mode, that I rarely slip completely out of. I am Cherry Kiss, aka Cheri Skunk, aka many other roles I might be in at times...but almost never am I "just me".
My newly re-discovered friend, Amber, has gotten past it. I don't suppose it was really hard...she just told me it was OK, and let me know if I wanted to just be me, that was fine! So it was that I began to rediscover myself, out of any role, just me. At the same time she's been discovering a lot about herself too.
And I've been falling for her. Friends turned into lovers, not just lusty lovers, but lovers who love, and I feel that difference too. She told me not to worry about developing connections, and I told her back that I wasn't worried anymore. Actually now that I really think about it, I am worried just a bit. Afraid of a relationship without limits, something that I might just be able to fall into forever, in a way I haven't done in so many years.
I am not in that depth yet, I only recognize that I might fall there, if I let myself, if she lets me.
Still, I love Amber. I'm not going to try to define that love right now. I'm going to enjoy it. I'm going to be aware of it, and maybe occasionally worry about it, just a little bit... but it is part of me now, part of us I believe.
And I'm thrilled to have her beyond the Cherry wall. Welcome to me.
Sun, Oct. 11th, 2009, 01:39 am
Good movie...makes me think once again about my pleasurebot roleplaying friends...
robots replacing humans on the streets...I don't see the world ever ending up like that, but it was interesting anyway
Great, my employer decided not to pay me for the Vacation day I took last Monday.
Boss knew I wanted it three weeks in advance...filled out paperwork 2 weeks ahead...and they probably lost my day off request.
No pay... great... thrilled getting a check that is $50 short.
Bastards *printing out two copies of pay stuff and putting on the warpaint....* They...will...PAY!
yay my new cell phone is finally activated and working! I couldn't figure out how to use the keys for text messaging at first. Always wondered how do you select which letter you want for a key...I thought there was some sort of shift key or something you'd press first...turns out I just needed to keep hitting the key rapidly until the right letter appeared.
I was hitting the key too slow at first "no, that's not it...oh great, now I got two wrong letters...how the heck..." and my phone manual doesn't even explain this...I was about to wake up my sister and ask her how the heck to do it, when I accidentally figured it out on my own. My first texts sent!
I'm so excited! I've joined the cell phone age, yay me!
Mon, Oct. 5th, 2009, 10:17 am
New glasses, spent time with old friends, and played some Warcraft III
Life is good.
Hmmm...Phoenix in chains... sounds like a good movie title. *plots evol*