February, 2007 Archive

February 22, 2007, 8:24 am

Change of Shift: Volume One, Number Eighteen


….is up over at Protect the Airway!

Many thanks to Airway Control for doing a wonderful job!

The next CoS is really, truly here at Emergiblog. No mistake this time! Honest! You can use the contact button at the top of the blog or the wonderful Blog Carnival. Either way, I am ready to start collecting the best nursing stories you got! Bring ’em on!


I have a question.

Out of all the readers of Emergiblog, 4% actually subscribe the the RSS feed.

Now, I have a confession to make.  I don’t subscribe to RSS feeds!   I usually just go to the site and read!

So, I’d like to know (1) If you do use RSS feeds (specifically Emergiblog’s), what are the advantages and if you don’t subscribe to RSS feeds (specifically Emergiblog’s) what keeps you from doing so?

I ask for two reasons.

One is to see if more people will subscribe to Emergiblog’s feed.

And, I’m looking into subscribing to the RSS feeds so that I can keep up with all my blogs – check out that right sidebar and you can see why I might need a bit of help keeping up with my blogging colleagues!

This is the one aspect of running a blog I’ve never really thought about before, so opinions you have are solicitied and welcomed!

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February 21, 2007, 7:32 pm

Thou Shalt Not Covet….Unless It’s For A Meme!

Okay, this was supposed to be about what I can’t live without as a nurse. Well, let’s put it this way, this is the stuff that keeps me sane as a nurse and gives me “down time”, so I consider them indispensable!


Well I’ve been dying for a chance to use this photo for over a year and now I can!

I’ve been tagged by apgaRN at Salad Tongs, Anyone with a meme!

I’m supposed to name five things I can’t live without and one thing I covet.

So here goes:


Number One: I can’t live without my rock and roll, specifically the Bee Gees!

Yes, I’ve been a proud Bee Gee Babe since before I could vote! If anything happens to Barry or Robin I’ll be in a bad state. Maurice and Andy were hard enough to lose.


Journey goes along with the Bee Gees as Number One in my meme.

New lead singer Jeff Scott Soto is a powerhouse performer and I love the guy!

Yes, Journey changes members more than some people change their underwear but I’m a die-hard fan for 22 years now and nothin’ gonna change that!

I’ve probably seen them in concert, conservatively, 20 times.

Put me on a deserted island and give me Journey.

One happy woman!



Number Two: I could never live without my Blog Father, James Lileks.

He’s been writing “The Bleat” since 1996, back when it was an AOL online diary.

Monday through Friday, the first site I hit when the computer cranks up is James’ website.

I had the guts to start a blog because of this guy. My daughter told me I write like him (in my dreams) and I floated on a cloud for a week!

His only flaw? He hates the Bee Gees.

But hey, I’m an open-minded person….

Other than that, I think we were separated at birth!

Go check out the site, and plan to spend some time because it’s a fun collection of everything and you will laugh.



Number Three: After eighteen months, this blog has become so much a part of my life I can’t imagine living without it or my “web guy”. You all know Shane by now. Without him, Emergiblog would not be what it is today.




Number Four: Did you really think I’d make a list like this without including God’s greatest gift to man: the Macintosh? Specifically the MacBookPro?

What you see is what I’m typing on right now and it goes with my iPod Nano and Bose iPod dock.

Good lord, how did I live before iTunes?”



Number Five: This one is pretty obvious, I live for Notre Dame football.

Thank goodness I have NASCAR to get me through the lack of football over the next few months!

And now….what I covet the most is:



A large home on the bluffs of Mendocino, California.

I even checked out Mendocino Coast District Hospital.

I’ll never have it, but I’ll always want it!

If you hear that I’ve won the lottery, you’ll know where to find me!


And now I must tag two more nurses…..

Who shall I bestow this honor upon?

I’ll choose Keith at Digital Doorway (I would love to see his list!!!) and…

Julie at Life in the NHS!

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February 20, 2007, 10:36 am

I’d Like To Thank the Academy…for Grand Rounds!!!!

bogartOne of the biggest travesties in the history of the Academy Awards was that Humphrey Bogart did not win Best Actor for “Casablanca”.

Idiot voters.

Not that I’m bitter or anything….

But I would like to send out a “Oscar” of thanks to Jake at Pure Pedantry for his Academy Award winning Grand Rounds this week.

Instead of coffee this week, I’ll be having popcorn and a humungous Diet Pepsi while reading! I might even throw in a box of Junior Mints and some Bon-Bons!


Remember! This is also Change of Shift week and Airway Control over at Protect the Airway is waiting for your submission!

Blog Carnival is always waiting to assist you or your submission can go directly to airwaycontrol at protecttheairway dot com!

Don’t be shy! Submit! This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship……..

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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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