Thursday, October 13, 2016

Wednesday's Digressions

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  • Last night (08/29/2016) I had dinner with one of my oldest nursing friends.
  • I had brisket sausage, pulled pork and ribs.
  • My stomach reignited just writing that sentence.
  • That was the first time I had ever had brisket sausage. I assure you it won't be the last.
  • We made each other laugh like crazy. Honestly- my cheeks are still hurting.
  • He quoted the great movie Johnny Dangerously. Although I have known him for over 20 years we had never discussed that movie and although we had each not seen it for years we had rewatched it within weeks of each other.
  • Part of the conversation was about how patients lie, what they lie about and the distinction of lies people will tell based on their races and backgrounds. While telling stories based on our experiences we acted out the parts of patients, affecting mannerisms and accents based on the backgrounds etc. of the patient.
  • It was hilarious.
  • Maybe you had to be there.
  • Everybody lies. How true is this? As a nurse, to be close to correct in your assessment and provide good intervention and education to a patient- if something is good for you divide the number by half of what the patient tells you. If something is bad for you multiple the number they report by 3 or even 5 to get a more accurate picture of what is going on.
  • When I thought about how old of a friend the above mentioned friend is it occurred to me I was friends with him for some years before his youngest daughter was born. She has recently started college. When I said, Wow, I remember when she was born!  He said, Yep- tempus fugit, tempus fugit...
  • Time flies indeed.


The Donald said...

I always remind myself not to let the bastages get me down. Or the sons of motherless goats.

Yes, I know that latter is a different movie. But still...

Probably haven't seen JD since its theatrical release, or maybe once on video since.

el chupacabra said...

Man Donald- give it another try. It is on Netflix. It has aged very well.

Mike said...

Your comment about lies reminds me of something someone told me a long time ago about how to determine the number of sexual partners someone has had. When a man gives his answer, divide it by two. When a woman gives her answer, multiply it by two to get the correct answer. So basically it's exactly opposite of your "good/bad for you" formula above. ☺