December 28, 2007, 10:09 am

Friday Fussiness


This nurse should be totally ashamed of herself.

She is wearing a smooshed cap.

A big fat wrinkle, plain as day.

In fact, the cap is plain as day. It needs a black stripe to be a 10/10 on the Emergiblog Cap Rating Scale.

I would have been happy to give it a 9/10, but the wrinkle drops is all the way down to a 5/10.

Lord knows, we can’t be a nurse AND be married, now can we?

No wonder the wedding gown “waited”. Who would want to marry such a slob?



Well good morning! It’s Friday, 9 am and I am at the corner table at Starbucks! Our drink du jour is the always-healthy non-fat-Venti-one-Equal latte! With a spinach wrap for breakfast! Have a seat, there’s plenty of room!

First of all, it is time for the Medical Blog Award nominations for 2007 over at Medgadget! The nominations are open until December 31st. I just placed my nominations, head on over and place yours!

Congratulations are in order for Dr. Peg over at Pegspot ! Her book, 50 Ways to Leave Your 40s is off to the printers and should be available to us in March of 2008! Having just left my 40s, I am dying to read it!


What is it about turning 50? It’s like someone lit a burner under my derriere.

  • I’m back in school.
  • This morning I woke up with an overwhelming urge to take violin lessons.

You think that’s odd?

  • I went through a period of two weeks where I wanted a Ford F-150 truck!


I’ve never driven a truck in my life.

  • I have this overwhelming desire to learn all I can about Theodore Roosevelt.


  • I must crochet afghans for my entire family by next Christmas.

Starting today!

Can you develop a hyperactivity disorder at the age of 50?

Maybe all these years the only thing holding me back was estrogen.


As for now, well, I’m catching up on my blogroll friends.

Then I’m taking my daughter and her friend to see I Am Legend.

If I can sit still that long….


  • AlisonH

    December 28, 2007 at 5:50 pm

    Crochet is so retro. So carpal tunnel. How about some knitted violin bow holders?

  • Rhea

    December 28, 2007 at 6:14 pm

    I haven’t hit 50 quite yet but I can see how I might go into overdrive, too. I mean, how many good years do ya have left!?

  • ednurseasauras

    December 28, 2007 at 11:36 pm

    That is so weird! I turned 50, went back to school and had an overwhelming desire to play the violin also!

  • Mother Jones RN

    December 30, 2007 at 7:09 am

    Kim, you are obviously suffering from MC (MC= Midlife Crisis) syndrome. Take two aspirin, and buy a red sports car in the morning:-)


  • atyourcervix

    December 30, 2007 at 10:03 am

    Nothing wrong with wanting to reinvent yourself and/or take up new hobbies and interests. I do it all the time.

    And no, it’s not necessarily a midlife crisis or event. I’m in my mid-30’s and like I said, I’m always starting up something new.

    Call me a well rounded person……..

  • Lisa

    December 30, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    I Am Legend was one of the scariest movies I have seen in years. I actually covered my eyes. Please report!

  • kingmagic

    December 30, 2007 at 4:56 pm

    Have a great New Year Kim.

    Take care and stay safe…

    …all the very best…

    …KIngmagic x

  • Doctor Anonymous

    December 31, 2007 at 6:02 am

    Happy New Year!

  • Marijke

    December 31, 2007 at 8:25 am

    I have 3 years left before 50 so I have time to think about my reinvention… hmm… what shall it be this time….

  • Kim

    December 31, 2007 at 4:12 pm

    We can be nurses AND married! Especially if we are both accepted into the nursing program! WE MADE IT!!!

  • Mr Ian

    January 1, 2008 at 7:52 am

    Sounds like you have ADHD..

    Age Denying Hyperactive Do-something-to-keep-me-moving-or-I-might-seize-up

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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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