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Meeting Pro-tip

middlemanagementlivingthedream:

myturtlespeedy:

When on a conference call, push mute before you tell your cubicle mate that the host is “..a fucking idiot that doesn’t know what the fuck he’s doing.”

Important.

Important safety tip. Thanks, Egon.

The Thing With the Questions

I was tagged by a few people, but randomly pulled beyondtheoath out of a hat so I’m answering those questions.

1. A TV movie is being made out of your life. Which washed up child actor is going to use your story to bring themselves back into some sense of relevance/feed the cocaine habit for the next year?

Josh Saviano. (Thanks ladyofthehouse)

2. Are you the unstoppable force or the immovable object?

As much as I’d like to see myself as the unstoppable force, I’m probably more of an immovable object.

3. Describe your plan to bring the leaders of the world together to settle all conflict and bring about an epoch of peace.

This is the very definition of a fruitless endeavor.  I skip the entire process and spend the weekend writing music and playing video games.


4. You’re invited to my wedding. What song do you request that clears the dance floor for you to steal the show?

None.  I have no moves.  I have negative moves.  If I try to dance at a wedding the dance floor is left with an overall moves deficit when I’m done.


5. If you could put your current life on hold for one year and do whatever you wanted in that time, what would you spend most of your time doing? (NOTE: blankly saying “travel” is not an acceptable answer because we all would say that. Where? To do what? Be creative!)

I’d like to go to Great Britain, France, Australia, and New Zealand,  I’d also just love to spend time with TLOTH and just hang out and enjoy life.

6. Who was the most influential teacher in your life?

My 5th grade teacher Mr. Berner.


7. You’ve been tasked with designing the new $2 bill. Who would be on the front and what would be on the back?

The $2 Bill is unnecessary currency.  I’m not sure I would accept the job of designing it.  That said, if I were designing actual useful currency I would probably put MLK on the front and a wide shot of the March on Washington with MLK on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the back.


8. Describe your favorite pair of socks.

I like these gray socks I got at Uniqlo.  Like them so much I got a whole stack of them.  They’re soft and warm.  Great for winter wear but.


9. You’re able to go back in time and fix one thing you regret in your life. What was it and how will this change your future?

I’m happy with the choices I’ve made and the person they have helped me to become.  If I had to do it all again I would do the same thing, only I probably wouldn’t see Van Helsing.  That movie sucked a fat one. (EDITOR NOTE:  DO NOT click that link.  You’ve been warned.  Seriously.  Don’t do it.)   Biggest mistake of my life.


10. Do you get angry whenever people call plain iced tea “unsweetened”?

No.


11. What is the best thing about yourself?

My awesomeness knows no bounds.  I’m so amazingly amazing that the thought of limiting myself to just one answer causes me actual physical pain, but if you’re going to make me give an answer I guess I’ll say my humility.

edwardspoonhands:

tyleroakley:

peterfromtexas:

Next time you go walking around barefoot in the water…

NOPE

Next time a slice of pizza gets anywhere near me.

NOPE. Absolutely not.

(Source: iraffiruse)

hi, im really worried i might have taken too much meds, i dont remember if i took them last night or this morning, its 11:45 pm and i just took a singulair (10mg) and a zyrtek and im only supposed to have one of each every 24 hrs. pls help

If you think you might have taken too much medication and worry that it might cause medical problem you should either call Poison Control or 911.

Dinner and drinks with Mr. And Mrs. middlemanagementlivingthedream.

Dinner and drinks with Mr. And Mrs. middlemanagementlivingthedream.

nightdutynurse:

celestialmedicine:

My ekg wallpaper. The heart rate and rhythm change according to the battery

What!!! Please tell me it gets more bradycardia and the QRS widens until you tons of PVC’s and finally “shark fins” as it finally dies!!So much opportunity, wow!!

Installed.

nightdutynurse:

celestialmedicine:

My ekg wallpaper. The heart rate and rhythm change according to the battery

What!!! Please tell me it gets more bradycardia and the QRS widens until you tons of PVC’s and finally “shark fins” as it finally dies!!

So much opportunity, wow!!

Installed.

Disappearing Tumblrs

Does anybody else have this problem with people you follow just randomly disappearing form your feed?  I keep having to re-follow people I know I’ve never unfollowed.

Strange…

carlosison:

Important facts.

Looks like middlemanagementlivingthedream ‘s mom has been at it again.

carlosison:

Important facts.

Looks like middlemanagementlivingthedream ‘s mom has been at it again.

(Source: lameborghini)

Morning thoughts

Whenever I see a video of someone in California doing the ice bucket challenge I think of the 3 year long drought and all the wildfires.

On Teaching Residents

I had a discussion with the NPs that I manage in the Newborn Nursery about manpower and how residents, specifically interns, work. See, the NPs cover the nursery at night and the interns cover during the day along with an attending. The NPs seem to think that because there are 3 people working during the day as opposed to only 1 NP each night, the day team should be 3 times as productive. WRONG. This false assumption is part of a large misconception not just among other health professionals, but even among physicians themselves.

In a time where insurance demands that physicians see patients at a certain pace, the purpose of residents in healthcare is easily lost and misunderstood. A resident’s sole purpose in any healthcare setting is to learn. The attending’s purpose is to actively facilitate that education. Simply making residents do increasing amounts of work while assuming they are “learning by doing” doesn’t work. It’s a way of rationalizing residents as cheap labor and it is one a major problem in medical education. My mentor used to say residents should slow you down. The education process takes time. If your residents are making you more productive and helping you see patients more patients quicker, you’re doing it wrong.