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I'll preface this by saying that most of the books on this list will be re-reads, as I do not have enough money to fund my book addiction. Books I have already read will have an asterisk.
ETA: Now that I have bookswim, I'll be reading a lot more new books!

1. Bitter is the New Black- Jen Lancaster*
2. Bright Lights, Big Ass- Jen Lancaster*
3. Such a Pretty Fat- Jen Lancaster*
4. We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive- Laurie Notaro*
5. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea- Chelsea Handler
6. Tales From The Teacher's Lounge- Robert Wilder
7. Time of My Life- Allison Winn Scotch*
8. So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids- Diane E. Levin and Jean Kilbourne
9. Remember Me?- Sophie Kinsella*
10. Chasing Harry Winston- Lauren Weisberger*
11. The Opposite of Love- Julie Buxbaum
12. I Still Have It: I Just Can't Remember Where I Put It- Rita Rudner
13. Whacked- Jules Asner
14. Swapping Lives- Jane Green*
15. Shoe Addicts Anonymous- Beth Harbison*
16. Waiter Rant- Steve Dublanica*
17. Belly Laughs- Jenny McCarthy
18. Baby Laughs- Jenny McCarthy
19. sTORItelling- Tori Spelling
20. Match Me If You Can- Susan Elzabeth Phillips*
21. I Was A Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids: reinventing modern motherhood- Trisha Ashworth and Amy Nobile
22. The Solomon Sisters Wise Up- Melissa Senate*
23. The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy- Vicki Iovine
24. The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death- Laurie Notaro
25. A Nurse's Story: Life, Death, and In-Between in an Intensive Care Unit- Tilda Shalof
26. Pretty in Plaid- Jen Lancaster
27. Angels- Marian Keyes*
28. Sippy Cups Are Not For Chardonnay (and other things I had to learn as a new mom)- Stefanie Wilder-Taylor
29. Love The One You're With- Emily Giffin
30. Little Earthquakes- Jennifer Weiner*
31. Stork Naked- Piers Anthony
32. Mommywood- Tori Spelling
33. Foul Play- Janet Evanovich
34. Finger Lickin' Fifteen- Janet Evanovich
35. Confessions of a Contractor- Richard Murphy
36. Kitchen Confidential- Anthony Bourdain
37. Don't You Forget About Me- Jancee Dunn
38. Marley and Me- John Grogan
39. Best Friends Forever- Jennifer Weiner
40. Bergdorf Blondes- Plum Sykes
41. How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale- Jenna Jameson
42. Twenties Girl- Sophie Kinsella
43. Where's My F*cking Latte? (and other stories about being an assistant in Hollywood)- Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff
44. Bitter is the New Black- Jen Lancaster*
45. Bright Lights, Big Ass- Jen Lancaster*
46. Such a Pretty Fat- Jen Lancaster*
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I'M ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I passed the NCLEX!!!! I am officially a Registered Nurse!

Wheeeeeeeee! I am SO EXCITED!
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1. Reply to this post, and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee. Whoo!

This is a FRIENDS quote from when Joey was on Pyramid.  I think he was naming things that were white.

My cousin Sara made this for me.  A long time ago, there was an SNL skit with a character named Starkeesha.  She said, "My name is Starkeesha, it's my birthday up in here!".  For whatever reason, this cracked us up and we have been referring to each other as Starkeesha ever since.  We use the phrase in this icon in text messages.

This is another FRIENDS quote talking about one of Monica's ex boyfriends who spoke with a lisp.  A lot, if not most, of my icons are FRIENDS related.

Case in point, another FRIENDS quote from Joey.  Rachel's response, "Have I been living with him too long, or did that actually make sense?"

One of the only icons I have made myself.  This is me and one of my best friends, Sabrina.  We went to the South Florida fair and after deciding we were too old to keep riding rides without getting sick, went to take photobooth pictures instead.
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May. 8th, 2007 08:56 pm
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Today at work I was floated to another floor. It is a world of difference from mine. On my floor (PCU- Telemetry/Stepdown), I would have had 12 patients. Most of them would have been at least partial-assist, if not total-care. Instead I was on the Med-Surg floor, where I had 8 patients, most of them ambulatory.

I didn't know what to do with myself.

Fortunately, I got my password straightened out so I could sign into the intranet. Found out I had a buttload of Continuing Education courses to complete. I did them all. Still, it was kind of a boring day. I did get to sit a lot though, which was a nice change from running my ass off.

Towards the end of the shift, I asked one of the nurses, B, if I could start the IV on her new admit. I got a blood return, but when I flushed it I could tell the vein was blown. He had to be stuck 5 more times before they got a patent line, so I didn't feel so bad.

While I was doing that, another nurse, S, stuck her head in and asked me to start an IV on one of her patients. I had to do it by feel because it was a black female so I couldn't see any veins. None of them stuck up that much. Again, I hit the vein, got the blood return, but it wouldn't flush. Straightened the catheter, and tried again. Yep, blown. Shitty. She was another one that took multiple sticks, so again, I didn't feel as bad.

Then, another nurse, T, asked if I wanted to start a Foley catheter. I said, "Male or female?" "Female." I said, "Listen, I just started two IVs and blew two veins. I don't want to blow anything else today!" But I went in with her and the urethra was very visible, so I gave it a go. My first Foley insertion, and on a female no less (a bit trickier than on a male, you know?)

I did it perfectly. Woohoo!

I really like the nurses on that floor and the slower pace, but it's so slow it would really drive me nuts after awhile. So, I guess I'll stick with PCU.


Apr. 16th, 2007 04:44 pm
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I'm sure you've all heard about what happened at Virginia Tech today. When I saw the news at the hospital, there was 1 person reported dead. Now there are 31, including the gunman. This makes me sick, literally. I want to cry and/or throw up. I can't fathom losing a loved one to something as senseless as this. I don't have anything else to say.


Apr. 4th, 2007 12:12 pm
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You guys will not believe what I got on my exam today. It was on renal disfunction, neuro, and anxiety disorders.

I got 100%!!!!!

I am just so excited. I finished the test and it told me my score. My jaw dropped into my lap! Then I clicked "review missed questions" just to make sure. Again, it told me I scored 100% I went to leave and the proctor asked me how I did. I held up my paper and showed her where I wrote my score. Her jaw dropped too and she said, "Oh my God, that's great! We've never had a 100% before!" SQUEEEEEE!

I am so. so. happy. I read the material (except for the psych stuff because I heard buying the book was not necessary) and I did all the powerpoint stuff online. I felt okay going into the test, and when I was done I thought I did pretty well, but 100%? UN. REAL.


I think I need to go take a nap now. I couldn't keep my eyes open on the train this morning.

Cath Lab

Apr. 2nd, 2007 03:09 pm
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I don't have a lot of time to write this entry, but I just wanted to say that I got to observe in the Cardiac Cath Lab today and I really liked it! Basically, a catheter is inserted into the femoral artery in the groin. From there it is threaded up to the heart where contrast dye is released so that the coronary blood vessels are visible. It is so cool. This is about what it looks like:

I alternated between standing in the room where the procedure was going on, and the room beyond the glass where the recording nurse sits. That person keeps an eye on the heart monitor and also records the procedure log. Here is what the image looks like:

So you can't really see the *heart* but you can see all the vessels surrounding it and pulsating. I can't explain to you how interesting this was to me. I'm just so jazzed up by this experience. I got to see 3 procedures done in the 4 hours I was there. I was lucky, it was a busy day.

Anyhow, got to get ready to take the train down to Alex's. He's picking me up on the bike. Woohoo!


Mar. 23rd, 2007 02:33 pm
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I forgot we were dog sitting for my brother this weekend! He dropped off his Rottweiler, Julius, a bit ago. He did go out back and roll himself in poo (for what, I don't know) so I had to hose him off and then make him stay outside for awhile. It's okay. I don't get to see him that often so I'm excited he is here until Sunday! He's the closest thing I'm going to get to a niece or nephew in the foreseeable future, so I take what I gets.

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Feb. 21st, 2007 12:06 pm
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Alex just called and told me that Jake gave him two tickets for Sunday's Miami Heat game! And they are in a suite. Ooh, fancy!

Also, he isn't going home for lunch so he can't get me that doctor's number and make me call before I go down to see him tonight. :)

Yes, today is shaping up quite nicely.

I love it!

Dec. 21st, 2006 03:45 pm
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If You Ruled the Land . . . by wackyweasel
Your first name:
How you gained your rule:
Your title is:Your Royal Sexyness
Your symbol is:a Jack Russel terrier, because of Wishbone
You rule from:a towering, well, tower
At your side is:your unicorn steed, Sparkles
Your enforcers, troops, and guards are all:archers with mad skillz
Your most popular law is:Five-day weekends
Your least popular law is:Pinky swearing equals a binding contract
Your worst enemy is:your court jester's awful nun joke
Your popularity rating is:
Your chance of being overthrown is:
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On the twelfth day of Christmas, ladyinred667 sent to me...
Twelve pictures nursing
Eleven tattoos relaxing
Ten democrats a-shopping
Nine concerts exercising
Eight mini-vacations a-camping
Seven restaurants a-sleeping
Six iuds a-decorating
Five fo-o-o-ossil watches
Four tart burners
Three dirty weekends
Two miami dolphins
...and an alex in a comedy.
Get your own Twelve Days:


Oct. 22nd, 2006 08:32 pm
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The Dolphins suck. They just SUCK. I place this week's loss on the shoulders of the receivers. It is your job to catch the ball. NOT DROP IT, CATCH IT. What a horseshit game.

My boy Jason Taylor had some good plays in the first half, though. 2 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles. Then it was all downhill from there.
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Trying out the text thing. I have truly crossed over to the dark side.
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Alex sent me some stills from the horror movie we taped last weekend. There were actually two more, but if I put them up it will spoil the ending, so...

Lights, camera... )

If he gives me more, I'll put them up. He has 4 minutes of the film done so far (it's a 10 minute film including credits) but then he has to do a bunch of stuff in post production. It has to be done by the 26th though, so look for me to post the completed video around then.

And man oh man, the outtake reel is going to be GREAT.


Oct. 5th, 2006 09:24 am
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My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul
ladyinred667 goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as sexy nurse.
conceptual_tea gives you 3 yellow lemon-flavoured pieces of chewing gum.
h2openguin gives you 12 white coconut-flavoured gummy bats.
lobstermagnet gives you 9 light blue strawberry-flavoured gumdrops.
mammothali gives you 16 mauve tropical-flavoured gummy worms.
mintyduck gives you 1 dark green tropical-flavoured pieces of chewing gum.
missysedai gives you 13 yellow root beer-flavoured gummy bats.
neurotica0 gives you 18 green peach-flavoured wafers.
peach1978 gives you 18 orange spearmint-flavoured pieces of taffy.
rawness tricks you! You get a rock.
wednesdayxadams tricks you! You lose 28 pieces of candy!
ladyinred667 ends up with 62 pieces of candy, and a rock.
Go trick-or-treating! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern.
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Back in 1992, the song has changed a lot since then. Alex is cracking up over the hippies dancing in front of the stage.


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