October 22, 2006, 12:08 pm

Today Is Independence Day!


Man, there is nothin’ like coming home to a bit o’ Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum!

I was exhausted, ready to nod off when my daughter announced “Independence Day” was on.

Like, I’m going to sleep through this?

Not a chance in hell!

Yes, I own the DVD but if Jeff Goldblum is on TV, I am soooo there!

And, because one of my co-workers decided to work for me today, it really is my independence day!

You were wondering how I was going to work my job into this topic, weren’t you?

Did I mention I just love Jeff Goldblum? And Will Smith isn’t chopped liver, either.

Oh, I am such a geek!


At some point during the last week, I noticed that Emergiblog amassed over 100,000 hits per my site meter.

I guess that’s a few too many for just my mom and the one post I did on Andy Gibb.

Or the searches for a certain 1976 Gold Medal Olympic Skater’s haircut (although I still get visits looking for it after all this time).

Thanks to everyone who has offered encouragment, criticism, comments, suggestions and most of all, to everyone who has taken the time to read Emergiblog no matter how you found it.

Your support encourages me to keep writing, to find the positive aspects of my profession when “burn-out” rears its ugly head and provides an amazing portal of information, friendship, and support through your own stories and blogs.

I’m proud to be a Large Mammal.

Thanks for carving a place for me in this entity known as the medical blogosphere.

(And I’m just 150,000 hits short of catching Dr. Crippen!)


Oh my, “The Fly” just came on! It’s a Goldblum fest!

It’s a great movie until his body parts start falling off.

I have to watch it with my glasses off and my ears plugged, and I have to be NPO for at least two hours before or I get nauseated.

Still, it is one of the best movies ever made and Jeff should have gotten the Academy Award for Best Actor.

I mean, how often does a horror movie have so much pathos that you cry when it’s over?

Not that I do.

Or anything like that.


I’ll return you to your regular Emergiblog after “The Fly” – and some sleep!


  • Vanda

    October 22, 2006 at 2:01 pm

    Greetings from England..

    I’m not in the medical field but addicted to your blog.

  • DisappearingJohn

    October 22, 2006 at 2:44 pm

    I must admit, I’m jealous of your content, your effort, and what you’ve turned Emergiblog into. You’ve done an incredible job.

    May I speak for the blogsphere when I say, Thanks, Kim!

  • Mother Jones RN

    October 22, 2006 at 6:00 pm

    Your blog is the blog by which I judge all others. Kim, you rock!

    Oh yeah, Jeff Goldblum is hot:-)


  • Karen

    October 22, 2006 at 6:29 pm

    You think *you’re* a geek?! Honey, you don’t even understand …

    ID4 was the movie that began my obsession with BILL PULLMAN. Be still, my 15-year-old heart!


    Congrats on your blogging accomplishments!

  • apgaRN

    October 22, 2006 at 7:59 pm

    Hey Kim,

    Glad to see I’m not the only one who chose to battle a little fatigue and stay up this morning. I think you used your time more wisely than me, perhaps. (Can’t admit to being a Jeff Goldblum groupie, but Will Smith does set my heart to flutter!) But I did get some dead-hard sleep after my post this morning… hopefully I’ll turn out something a little more light-hearted tomorrow.

    Keep up your prolific work!

  • Candy

    October 23, 2006 at 9:21 am

    Loved Independence Day (yes, the boys were perfect giving the ‘ol mama ship a little virus — see this is a quasi-medical movie…) I digress (as usual). Goldblum-itis is an incurable condition, but can be treated with occasional doses of these movies and others, including (my personal favorite) The Big Chill (“There’s sex going on here”). Of course, there’s Buckaroo Bonzai and Jurassic Park, too.

    That you wrote this on his 54th birthday is pretty neat!

  • Andrew

    October 24, 2006 at 9:09 pm

    Indi Day is good, but its all about Armagedon!!!

  • Nashville

    January 27, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    I found your website after I have been surfing the internet to be useful

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My name is Kim, and I'm a nurse in the San Francisco Bay area. I've been a nurse for 33 years; I graduated in 1978 with my ADN. My experience is predominately Emergency and Critical Care, and I have also worked in Psychiatry and Pediatrics. I made the decision to be a nurse back in 1966 at the age of nine...

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