We thought this picture was a good idea at 4:00am.

"Man, I am handsome! You know what I look like? ... Washington crossing the Delaware

Yes, we take care of people.
Yes, we save lives.
Yes, this is a scary thought.
Yes, this is only Root Beer.

Usually, I really love my job. This was definitely one of those times.

Alarming Discovery: Events played out on Unit CF.
While stroking her recent mountain biking accident scar, with a concerned look, states:
Col: "I'm concerned, I feel like there's a piece of bone fragment getting pushed out of my scar."
Roach: "Well... it looks red? It kind of looks like a piece of paper? Can I pull it?"
Col: "Wait, I think it's attached?"
Roach reaches ever so gently to assess this supposed bone-fragment situation and discovers,
Roach: "I think it's a skittle!?" [Laughing, pulls the piece off her forehead]
Col: "No! Wait... that's a Hot Tamale!"
These are the people I work with... I am so proud.


CF = Cluster F.

Unit CF Quote of the Noc:

"I can do it through the shirt, but bare-back... it's got to be reverse."

Merely in reference to scratching a patient's back. Taken totally out of context.
Oh yeah, and I was guilted into rubbing a foot last night. I am over this shift.



Don't force it.

"Don't force it either, this is your first one... you should just let it, flow."
- Col.

Who knew that the process to enable a blog site would be, or could be, so painful? I did not. The whole naming process was not only a Google.com Search necessity, but after finally compromising on a name... name "Sorry, Name Unavailable."

Obviously, my first choice was "Whiteonrice" - which, sadly, was unavailable. After brainstorming with some of my favorite co-workers-slash-friends, we came up with:
- "Brownonrice" - Taken.
- "Whiteonriceboom" - Maybe a little too much.
- "Yellowonrice" - Decidedly not a good choice.
- "Brownonwhiterice" - Taken.

So, again, a compromise to utilize the initial "Whiteonrice" with a little Japanese-suggestion, changing "rice" to "raisu" (the Japanese pronunciation of "rice," ライス). I think I am a genius at this point. Then, I realize I am a genius when I input the idea and Blogger finally tells me, "Name Available." Boom.

The Runners-Up:
- Willblogforbeer.blogspot.com
- Myskinnylife.blogspot.com
- Buildingmyego.blogspot.com
- Thismakesmeimportant.blogspot.com
- Beerbellyblog.blogspot.com

After discussions taking place at work, we have come to the conclusion that this blog may not only be for my family and friends regarding my life and travels; but a place to quote the hellacious happenings of the hospital unit that we work on. This may have to happen. No only for the venting aspect, but the quotations that arise with my co-workers and hospital staff... they are notably blog-worthy. My life is not, well, only sometimes.

So, let's see how this works out for me. Most importantly, let's see if I stick to it. That's the challenge.

- E.