Baffled in Brooklyn

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Sep 1

That woman licorice ate herself into rhabdo. I want that for my life.

- TLOTH, as we watch Untold Stories From the ER

Sep 1

West Indian Day Parade Adventures

  • <b> TLOTH:</b> I'm really upset that the neighbors put up a tent.<p><b>Dr. B:</b> Yeah. I was hoping the rain would quiet things down.<p><b>TLOTH:</b> If I throw eggs at them they'll just bounce off.<p>
Sep 1
m0rethanyoubargainedf0r:

catdad:

If at first you don’t succeed, redefine success.

I reblogged this at like 4am and I’ve spent the whole day thinking about it and randomly laughing


ladyofthehouse

m0rethanyoubargainedf0r:

catdad:

If at first you don’t succeed, redefine success.

I reblogged this at like 4am and I’ve spent the whole day thinking about it and randomly laughing

ladyofthehouse

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Way to rub it in, Diet Coke.  My dad has been dead for years.  He did like Diet Coke though&#8230;

Way to rub it in, Diet Coke. My dad has been dead for years. He did like Diet Coke though…

georgetakei:

I dare you to take this to the office… ohmyyy.gt/9MP7xX 


Attention winos!

georgetakei:

I dare you to take this to the office… ohmyyy.gt/9MP7xX

Attention winos!

When I asked why we have B- stickers I was told, &#8220;They were all out of A&#8217;s and they were on sale.  At least they aren&#8217;t C&#8217;s and D&#8217;s.&#8221; Is this really better than not having any stickers at all for the kids?  If you get a B-, do you even deserve a sticker?

They are not blood type stickers.

When I asked why we have B- stickers I was told, “They were all out of A’s and they were on sale. At least they aren’t C’s and D’s.” Is this really better than not having any stickers at all for the kids? If you get a B-, do you even deserve a sticker?

They are not blood type stickers.

There is no try.

There is no try.

Night Float vs 24-Hour Call

The residency has made the transition from 24 hour calls to a night float system.  There was an awkward transitional phase where interns were on a night float system but PGY-2 and 3s were doing 24 hour calls but that’s over now and the program now fully embraces the night float system that has been slowly forced upon us by our ACGME overlords.  Over the past few weeks I’ve been in on a few meetings with the residency director about how to improve the work hours compliance in the NICU as well as how to make sign-out more efficient.  One topic in particular has come up in these meetings that I found interesting and wondered what the Medblr community thought about it:

  • Our residents work more hours (On a weekly basis) now than when we did 24 hour calls.  There have been many articles written about this but nobody who makes the rules seems to really be thinking about it.  The ACGME is phasing out 24 hour calls because long work hours lead to fatigued residents making mistakes.  Medblr residents, would you rather do 24 hour calls or use a night float system?  Which does your program currently use?

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.