Sunday, December 30, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Maybe it's because of all these idiot celebrities naming their kids pretentiously (did it start with Dweezil Zappa?), but I have had a rash of stupidly spelled names of late. Stupid because these kids are going to spend the rest of their lives spelling their names.
Here are a few samples of stupidity:
Jewelly pronounced "Julie"
Pshawn, the "P" is silent (no pshit)
Mykele pronounced Michael
Linsy (did you mean "LINDSAY?")
Here is a selection of some plain Stupid Names:
Crystal Snow (the Ice Queen?)
King (except for my uncle, and the middle names of several of my male relatives--it IS a family name)
Badger (hahahaha! "BADGERS? We don't need no stinkin' badgers!")
Audra and Jared (if you are over 40, remember "The Big Valley" TV show?)
Maverick ("did your mother not like you?")
Tyler Harley Davidson (a girl, yikes)
Summer, Winter, Spring and Autumn (not from the same family)
Names Guaranteed to Get Your Kid Beat Up:
Boral (combination of Bob and Coral?)
Quita (could never finish anything?)
Juicey (no lie)
Storey (Ah, the Story Girl. Welcome!)
...and to go with the above, Anne of Green Gables Johnson
Shiclet (accent on the last syllable; "Chiclet?")
Here's a doozy or two from when I used to babysit a million years ago:
Tamsen Olivia Freelove Jones. Yikes!
Teena Bean (just sounds weird)
Peter Lapin (Lapin means rabbit in French)
Bambi. Yup. Went to high school with her.
You need a license to drive a car, but anyone can have a kid; and they can name said kid anyting they want to
Friday, December 28, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
With Loving Family gone, we get Grandma undressed, cleaned up, made comfortable, hydrated, and diagnostics accomplished. She really is a cute little thing, and becomes something of a favorite in the 8 hours she is with us. Loving Family makes a brief cameo appearance to "check in", leaving their number and disappearing for good.
I really wonder how some people can live with themselves. It sucks to get old
In addition to not working on the holiday, I am also on break from school until the middle of January, so I had a nice relaxing few days. Returning to work today was a pleasure, right up until Last Call when a member of the Better Living Through Chemistry Club came in with a migraine and demanded the only drugs that work for her: Toradol, Demerol and Phenergan. I work at a couple of ER's in the area so I poked my head in the room just to say hi. Her reaction can best be summed up by a parody of a credit card commercial:
Cost of ER visit to the patient: $Zero
Cost of ER visit to you and I because she has Medicaid: $400.00
Meeting the nurse who took care of your worthless ass last week in another ER: PRICELESS.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
The best was the Hover Mom: you know, standing in the doorway, asking for something every 5 minutes so you know she's concerned about her 9 year old who fell in the driveway and has a head bump. No LOC, but their PCP assured her that "a head injury would be a top priority and seen immediately" (um, your pediatrician is an idiot who lied to you, and he WAS seen immediately and appropriately triaged. I'm pretty sure he's not herniating). What posesses these PCP's to say make such blatently stupid statements and get everybody all riled up?
Anyway, after casting, splinting, slinging, stiching and icing all the boo-boos, it got very un-busy. I hesitate to use the Q word, because you never know when it will come back to bite you. And I have to work tomorrow, so I'll play it safe.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
I'm pretty sure the rest of the world has progressed to the point where this kind of behavior is not tolerated. I throw him under the bus whenever I can, though, so that's fun. When the patient's complain, I give them the name of my boss, the name and phone number of the administrator and encourage them to complain. Guess I will have to come up with something else though, because he's still there.