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The problem with being super organised and having every piece of paper (and answer) in a hospital ER is the side eyes you get like you're up to something.
(Rach's bulged disc has flared. I brought all the scans, the imaging and her medications list). - Johnny from iPhone
Given the crowd I've usually seen in an ER waiting room, you wonder if it must just be really jarring. People are often so ill-prepared, because it's an emergency. I hope they're able to get everything sorted out and her feeling much better - the one time I've had a bulging disc was extraordinarily unpleasant, and it was only a minor instance. - Jennifer Dittrich
Thanks. They just gave her some morphine and we're waiting to hear back from the doc - Johnny from iPhone
I had 2 kidney stones 2 weeks apart, with an ER visit for each. For the second one, I had already taken the pain-killer and brought all the paperwork from the previous visit in case I could keep my stomach settled again. The ER staff were most impressed that I had driven myself and wasn't freaking out. PLANNING AHEAD IS AWESOME. - Neal Krummell
My mom has a lot of health problems takes about 20 different medications. We are always updating her med list and besides herself, I carry one and so does my dad. Anytime we have to take her to the ER, I automatically hand them the list and it is always the same reaction, "Oh my goodness. This is so great! I wish more people would do this!! THANK YOU!!!" - Jenny
When my mom had to take one med four times a day with meals, and another three times a day without meals, and another etc, etc., every permutation, I made a spreadsheet with meds on one side and times on the other so I could keep track of when she had to have a med or a meal, and what she'd already had. The visiting hospice nurse was impressed and asked for a copy to use with other patients. (I wish I could be that organized with my own paperwork.) - bentley
Lists of medications is secret sauce of seamless medical encounters. They also treat me 1000% better when I come in on a gurney from ambulance - WarLord
The moment you realise your daughter's grade 4 classroom is your old grade 7 classroom.
The moment you realise your daughter's grade 4 classroom is your old grade 7 classroom.
Kids are so advanced these days! - Katy S
Steven Perez
Sarah G.
Here's a picture I took in San Diego that I rather like.
Here's a picture I took in San Diego that I rather like.
Lovely. - Alix May
2 1/2 foot of snow .....better check chocolate supply ( I do have priorities)
I'm not sure I have bread, milk or eggs, but I do have chocolate. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I have it all, including 4 bags of M&M's, a box of Lindor truffles, and some TimTams my boss sent me. - April Russo
I knew I forgot something important... - Julian
Stephen Mack
Blizzard on East Coast Seems odd to have horrible winter weather that does not involve Minnesota... Be safe stay warm and I recommend vodka #ofcorseialwaysrecommendvodka
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
No, YOU'RE flirting with your independently owned local bookstore through twitter.
Pretty LaBelle
Grilled cheese with tomato, caramelized onions, avocado, and bacon; tomato bisque, and French fries @…
Grilled cheese with tomato, caramelized onions, avocado, and bacon; tomato bisque, and French fries @…
Oh. - Larua Boats
It was delicious. I dipped my fries and my sandwich in that tomato bisque. It was bomb, but we have ruled The Standard out for any future brunch outings. - Pretty LaBelle
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tonight may very well be one of the all time worst professional moments of my life. the event was a train wreck of things gone wrong. boss was pissed. I was just deer in headlights useless. locked myself in the office halfway through and bawled. it was ugly.
upsides: no one died nor got arrested. my volunteers were champions of rolling with the punches. and I didn't screw things up with the mayor. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
hang in there. - Mike Nencetti
hold the phone... bossman just texted to thank me for my hard work. ok so then I have no fucking idea what happened. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
It's rarely as bad as we think, doll. - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Ouch. I'm sorry it was rough. Glad bossman saw it differently than you did. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Just because the windshield is covered in bird crap doesn't mean the whole car is. Wait a bit till you hop out to evaluate :) - Johnny
Self evaluation suck! Be well and tell that little voice in your head to go to hell... - WarLord
*hugs* Maybe you can debrief with boss and volunteers over the next couple of days. But I'm sorry that tonight was so rough on you, my dear. *more hugs* - vicster
I like Johnny's analogy, strange as it is. Courage, sister. *passes out shot glasses* - Corinne L
*hug* ++for Johnny's analogy. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
**hugs** I'm sorry things were so awful in the thick of it. - Jennifer Dittrich
(((Tamara))) - Jenny H. from Android
**hugs** - Kirsten
thanks so much everyone. it truly was an ordeal and I'm glad it's over. I'm not sure how much longer I'm in for this new gig. I'm waiting for the "wtf" message about all the SNAFUs. I think the text last night was a brief moment of courtesy that isn't going to last long. Also: for the record, I'm not an event planner, nor do I want to be an event planner, and how the hell am I now an event planner? That's MY wtf message. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
and ditto ++ for Johnny windshield analogy... that's a good one. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Yikes. I hate all the anxiety that it must have caused. Hugs! - Yolanda
Event planning would be near the bottom of my list of unfavorite careers so I hear ya. Networking and maybe informal "event" planning is one thing. High expectation events? NOOOOOooooooooo - Laura Norvig
Tamara, I've done my share of event planning/support for nonprofits, so if you need to vent about specifics or brainstorm ways to address any wtf's they throw at you, give me a holler. - Corinne L
How To Tell If You Are In A High Fantasy Novel -
How To Tell If You Are In A High Fantasy Novel
"The Elders would like a word with you. The Ritual is about to begin. Something that has not happened in a thousand years is happening. You are going to the City. There is only one City. It is only said with a capital C. No one needs to bother saying the name of the City. It is the City. Certain members of the Council are displeased with your family’s recent actions." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"You have red hair. You wear it in a braid. Your father was a simple man, and you don’t remember much about him – he died when you were so young – but you remember his strong hands, as he fished or carpentered or whatever it was that he used to do with them." - Jessie
"It is the first page, and you are already late for something. Your mother affectionately chides you as you gulp down a few spoonfuls of porridge; she will be dead by page forty-two." - Jessie
"The real trouble began the day you arrived at court. Every last nobleman hides a viper in his smile. How you long for the purity of life in your village, which is currently on fire or something." - Jessie
"Someone is eating an apple mockingly." x_____x Michael and I had a convo about that once. - Alix May
"There is one body of water. It is called the Sea. The Great Sea, if you are feeling fancy." - Soup in a TARDIS
The Endless Sea. *is super fancy* - Jessie
Corinne L
Stephen Mack is one cool dude. Helpful, funny, and kind.
he's aight - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Awwww, thank you! - Stephen Mack
Indeed. He's also one of the most interesting people I've ever met. - Jenny H. from Android
*blush* - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I haven't met him but I hear that when he smiles, birds break out in song. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
It's cos he carries bird seed with him. - Pete
He definitely has a big heart. A truly considerate and caring person. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Things I explained in English class today: "Bless your heart."
The postdocs wanted to know if there was a phrase in English that sounded positive but actually wasn't. This was the first thing that came to mind. - Jessie
Then they wanted to know, if someone said this to them, whether they should punch them. - Jessie
"With all due respect" your opinion is crazy. - Joe
Haha thanks Joe. Any others? - Jessie
"that's interesting..." - ellbeecee
"Great story, bro." - Jennifer Dittrich
^great^cool - Stephen Mack from iPhone
"Thank you for sharing" is another one. - Corinne L
Isn't that nice. - Heather
Conversely, they asked if there was a negative phrase that had "mercy" in it since that's such a positive word, and I came up with "May God have mercy on your soul." They said that sounded very refined and they would probably thank someone who told them that. - Jessie
"Lord, have mercy" when said with the right intonation can mean, "You about to get yo ass beat in a minute." - Anika
Hahaha thank you Anika, they should probably know that one. I will tell them at the next class. - Jessie
laura x
A Birth and a Choice Happy Roe v. Wade Day!
A Birth and a Choice Happy Roe v. Wade Day!
Laura, that is so lovely. I have tears in my eyes. Happy birthday to ToddlerX and happy choice to all of us. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Happy birthday, Peter, with love to you and honoring all the forces that made you possible. - Jenica from iPhone
Happy birthday dear Peter, and happy honoring of choices to you Laura! - Galadriel C.
As a mother of three unplanned boys, I really appreciated your words, laura x. Thanks for taking the time to write such a thoughtful post. - Jenny H. from Android
Thank you so much, all. It means a great deal to me. - laura x
Another relevant link, via MetaFilter: - laura x
Happy Birthday to ToddlerX!
Happy birthday, little guy! - Catherine Pellegrino
Happy Birthday namesake! :) - Pete
happy birthday toddlerx! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Happy birthday! - Maitani
happy birthday! - ellbeecee
Yes! Happy birthday to him! - Marianne
Happy Birthday!! - Hedgehog
Yay! - Steele Lawman
Happy birthday! - Larua Boats
Thank you so much! #toddlerx is now. Mr. 3. So far today we have both had tantrums by way of celebration. - laura x
Happy, happy birthday Mr. 3 and may the tantrums result in useful purges of all that is overwhelming. - Galadriel C.
Ken Morley
This is not my beautiful house.
This is not my beautiful wife. - Ken Morley
:DDD - Jenny H.
My God, what have I done?!? - Ken Gidley
It’s not a deal breaker for me if a story doesn’t have women, but if I can put up with a horde of dudes, dudes can put up with one woman.
I can't put up with a horde of dudes and no women. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
The mass noun for a group of men is horde? Says a lot :-) - Todd Hoff
Alix May
Alix May
When Birds Drink Too Much | JSTOR Daily -
When Birds Drink Too Much | JSTOR Daily
"Tree shrews evidently have some way of coping with their own alcohol intake." - Alix May from Bookmarklet
laura x
"I'm The Chocolate Boy." --#toddlerx
A character worthy of a comic book adventure or two! - Corinne L
Woman pays $164K per year to live on luxury cruise ship -
Woman pays $164K per year to live on luxury cruise ship
"Lee Wachtstetter, an 86-year-old Florida widow, took her daughter's advice. She sold her five-bedroom Fort Lauderdale-area home on 10 acres and became a permanent luxury cruise ship resident after her husband died. Mama Lee, as she's known aboard the 11-year-old Crystal Serenity, has been living on the 1,070-passenger vessel longer than most of its 655 crewmembers — nearly seven years." - rönin from Bookmarklet
I'm still failing to see how spending $14K/mo to live on a boat makes any sense. - Anika
Buffet is always open. - Eric - ill subliminal
If you've got the money (and that's the big caveat here), why sit in a house somewhere waiting out the rest of your years when you could travel, constantly meet new people and enjoy the luxuries of being cared for buy all the staff. - Johnny from iPhone
Wonder what kind of discount she gets (if any). - rönin
There's always a discount on cruises. - Eric - ill subliminal
If that's all-inclusive then it's not too terrible of a deal. - C to the A to the J..Hey!
@Anika, considering a higher end retirement community would require about 300K to be accepted and then have to pay 3k per month, I think she is using her money wisely. Insurance doesn't cover elder care until you typically need round the clock nursing care, then when your money runs out the Medicaid kicks in. - Janet
Tamara J. B.
Yessss! We broke $100,000 for her last hospital stay. *cries and rolls eyes* It's highway robbery, I tell you.
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Holy shit. In a country with socialised health care, this is unfathomable to me. - Melly
It's unfathomable to me too. When we pay $1,000 a month for insurance, seeing large bills like this, even though we'll only have to pay 20% is still outrageous. Who needs a mortgage, when you have hospital bills!?! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
So you owe 20% of $100k?? :( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yeah but just tack that on to the portion of the other hospital stays and endless co-pays. It's all too overwhelming but what can you do? I'm too busy dealing with her health on a daily basis to process it all. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
:-( - Brian Johns
Good grief! *hugs* - vicster
:( - rönin
Isn't there an annual limit on out-of-pocket expenses? Individual as well as family? - Anne Bouey
Wow. On top of everything else... - Stephan from iPhone
Blown away by the cost. Tamara, can we tempt you to move to Aus? - Mo Kargas
Jesus. :((( - Jenny H. from Android
That is ridiculous, Tamara :( - Linda M. Jose
Such bullshit! - YvonneM
you know I know - Eric - ill subliminal from iPhone
wait what? your insurance doesn't have an annual out of pocket maximum? :( - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
That's what I wondered/asked, too, Jeff. Hopefully, there is one. - Anne Bouey
Oh man. The numbers are too big to process. - Yolanda
i see it now Anne, I scanned so fast before that I didn't see your comment. - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
The smiling teddy bear makes that bill so much worse. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
:((( - Eivind
Happy birthday bestie!
Happy birthday bestie!
Happy birthday, J-Wo! - Larua Boats from Android
All the hearts and all the feels. I love you too - Johnny
Happy birthday, Johnny! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
happy happy birthday sir johnny! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Happy birthday, Johnny! - Corinne L
Happy birthday, J! :D - Jenny H. from Android
Happy birthday! - Maitani
Happy birthday Johnny :) - Pete
Happy birthday :) - Eivind
My grandfather marched to Selma with Dr King. I'm glad and proud that he did, and I also wish things were better now than they are.
Wow. What a legacy! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Does he have photos? - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Not that I know of. He just sent us a slightly abridged transcript of a long letter he wrote to his parents just after having completed the march. It ends "I was ashamed for America on Tuesday, ashamed that it was necessary to march in protest against police brutality and on behalf of civil rights. But frightening as it was, there is no place on God’s green earth that I would have traded for the privilege of being in the march in Selma, Alabama." - lris
That is fantastic! Again, what a legacy! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Has he seen the movie? - MoTO: #TeamMarina
That is something to be proud of. - Eric - ill subliminal
Also, things are better than they were. What's frustrating is that our culture can't seem to recognize that we have so far to go. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Or that it's so important to our maturation and survival. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
I don't know if he's seen the movie. And your last comment reminds me of another passage in Papa's letter where he talks about realizing that there is "profound sense" to the statement that "the Negro will give America back her soul" (in 1960s language) because of the way people were talking about why they were involved in the march. I think he was talking about exactly that maturation and survival. - lris
Wow. what an incredible connection. - laura x from iPhone
RT @sbartner: How people ignored each other before smartphones.
RT @sbartner: How people ignored each other before smartphones.
Jenny H.
I finally got my residency permit! I'm legal! <3 <3 <3
Congratulations!!! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Woohoo! - Kirsten
Thanks! I'm pretty excited about it! :))) - Jenny H. from Android
Yay! - bentley
YayYayYayYayYay!!! - vicster
If you're happy, I'm happy. But in my heart I'm thinking: "Shes' not coming back... *sniff*" - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Yay, you can have sex! Oh... not that legal... - Melly
*\o/* boom! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
B, I'll be a regular visitor to the homeland, don't you worry. Melly. :D Thanks, guys. I'm glad you've got my back. :) - Jenny H. from Android
So, how do you feel about ruining your new country? :-) - Todd Hoff
I can't wait! :P - Jenny H. from Android
Congrats! - Anne Bouey
Congratulations! how long it took to get it? - непростые коротышки
By their counting, more than 12 months, by my counting, 15. - Eivind
*\o/*!!! - AHnix (Anna Haro)
@eivind hmm, quite a time. good they hadn't lost papers :) - непростые коротышки
Alix May
"'Cause I I know there is strength in the differences between us, and I know there is comfort where we overlap."
Anti-Science Senator Will Oversee Committee Covering NASA and Science Funding | IFLScience -
Anti-Science Senator Will Oversee Committee Covering NASA and Science Funding | IFLScience
"As of January 8, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is now the chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness for the 114th Congress. This will allow Cruz to regulate funding for NASA and other science programs. This news is particularly disturbing given the Senator’s appalling track record when it comes to NASA and science. Cruz addressed the Subcommittee on Science and Space in April 2013, and made the case for funding in space ventures. “It’s critical that the United States ensure its continued leadership in space,” he said. Yet, the sentiment did not appear to be sincere. Just a few months later in July, Cruz voted to reduce NASA’s funding. And that wasn’t even the worst of things to come from the Senator." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"In a 2014 interview with CNN, Cruz detailed his thoughts on the matter. Unfortunately, it was riddled with talking points that are easily disproven or clarified, including this gem when asked about melting glaciers in the Arctic: "Other parts are going up. It is not—you know, you always have to be worried about something that is considered a so-called scientific theory that fits every... more... - Jessie
Space, the Final Frontier - Greg GuitarBuster
I hope we're not as screwed as it seems we are. - vicster
They will all make damn sure that if we get sick of all the Republican BS, that we can NEVER leave this planet to get away from it. - April Russo
Damn, that's diabolical - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Could it be worse? I guess a Flat Earther would be worse. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Young man at the bar suggested I be less condescending and rude. I suggested he take responsibility for his own insecurities. #makingfriends
He's young. And it sounds distinctly like an old playa move to break you down #butyouprobablyknewthat - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
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