October 13, 2006, 12:22 pm

The Friday Foghead Forum


Oh man!

I must have slept through my Toothbrush Microscopy class!


Natural self-sterilizing action?


It boils itself after each use?


Hey! It’s a Pro-phy-lac-tic brush!

Birth control from a toothbrush!

I’d think the lack of a toothbrush would be a more effective method.


I don’t know what she is holding, but she seems awfully glad to have found it.


If there is a Toothbrush Adaptation Model of Nursing, I haven’t heard of it yet.


I guess if you can put a gratuitous nurse in your ad, there is room for a gratuitous golfer in the bottom corner.


Once upon a time there was a nurse who somehow thought that working five twelve-hour shifts in six days would be a good thing.

She was very naive.


How do you suppose a nurse would feel if a patient came in with behavior so over-the-top that in her heart she thought the patient was was a big faker, only it turned out to be a life-threatening issue?

I suppose she’d feel very guilty. Sad. Humbled.

Even though it never showed externally, she would probably thank God that her judgemental attitude did not affect the care that patient received.

And pray for deliverance from arrogance.

Falling off one’s high horse onto one’s derriere is a very painful, and sometimes necessary event.

Let’s just say it’s a little hard to sit down this morning.


I don’t think I mentioned this before, but Emergiblog is now coming to you from a brand new 15 inch MacBookPro!

This machine is pristine. I wash my hands before I touch it.

I’m not kidding!

Let’s put it this way.

You could have lived for a week off the crumbs under the keyboard of my old Powerbook G4.

No food is allowed in the same room with this baby.

I have uploaded almost 1000 songs from my CD collection so far.

Come to think of it, my first-generation iPod isn’t exactly in great shape.

Gosh, I might be forced to get another one!

Thank God for Apple Stores!


Well, the University of Wisconsin has all my information and they will soon (hopefully) let me know if I have been accepted to their BSN/LINC program and how many units I will be able to transfer.

And maybe, just maybe, and financial aid they might have lying around.


There will be no Notre Dame game tomorrow as it is a “bye” week. I may be forced to watch NASCAR again. Watched the Talladega race last week.

There is waaay too much soap opera stuff going on behind the scenes for me to get involved in that. I know because my friend told me.

It’s going to be all I can do NOT to watch American Idol this year. I get way too emotionally involved.


For those of you who made it this far in the post, the submissions for Grand Rounds and Change of Shift are flying in!

Both are looking good so far!

Keep ’em coming!


  • Deacon Barry

    October 13, 2006 at 3:15 pm

    You could use your self-sterilising PRO toothbrush to clean the keyboard!

  • Janet

    October 13, 2006 at 4:57 pm

    Did you know that listeners of the SF radio station, KFOG-104.7 are called fogheads?

  • Susan

    October 13, 2006 at 10:37 pm

    Oh, geez, Kim! Five twelve-hour shifts, followed by two carnivals in one week? You’re really a glutton for punishment!

    Re the patient: please don’t be too hard on yourself. Sometimes ER patients come in acting so difficult that it’s a wonder they manage to get any medical attention at all, instead of being kicked out for being obnoxious.

    And yes, difficult obnoxious people get sick too, but you can be forgiven for some uncharitable first impressions . . . especially after all those twelve-hour shifts!

    I once saw a nurse at my hospital, someone who’s normally very peppy and put-together, literally looking like a zombie: dark rings around her eyes, hair every whichway, and so forth. I thought she must be ill, or have just gotten horrible news from home, or had something awful happen with a patient. But when I asked, she sighed and said, “I’m on my fifth twelve-hour shift.”

    Get some rest!

  • DisappearingJohn

    October 14, 2006 at 7:45 am

    I’m feeling you this week, Kim.. I just got home from my 4th 12 hour shift in a row, and my 5th in 7… So, yes, I’m with ya…

    I also understand about the patient… I try my hardest not to be judgmental, but it still happens… then, dang it, one of ’em really is sick… And I’ve felt bad about it, too…

  • Dawn

    October 15, 2006 at 8:06 pm

    I LOVE my Mac! I have a G5 iMac that my hubby bought me for my combo Christmas/Bday present (since they’re 3 days apart). I will never go back to a Windows machine!

    As for the Badger distance BSN program, good luck! My husband is a Badger, and I’m looking into the same program you’re applying for! Heck, if you get in, I’ll send you a Badger sweatshirt! UW-Green Bay has a similiar program as well.

    Good luck!

  • enrico

    October 21, 2006 at 8:43 am

    Congrats on the PowerBook. Me want one. My dual G5 is nice, but unfortunately, I have to be in my study to use it. It also doubles as a furnace; too bad it’s not (and will never be) cold enough here to take advantage of it. I guess I’ll have to just have my 80G video iPod to keep me company until I can afford a new PowerBook. 😛

    Oh, and good luck with the correspondance(?) courses!!!

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