June 21, 2009, 9:46 pm

Kasey Kahne Wins Infineon and This Nurse is Nuts for Nascar!

DSCF0136Oh. My. God.

He did it.  He actually did it!

Kasey Kahne won the Infineon road course today.


I am sunburnt, can’t walk for the blisters and am so dehydrated I may not void for a week.

Okay, that was TMI.

But all of that pales in comparison to the thrill of watching MY race driver hold off Tony Stewart over and over and over again to win a road course that no one on earth expected him to win

But that’s Kasey.

I am so damn excited right now I can hardly stand it.  The race has been over for almost six hours and I haven’t come off the high I get just watching this guy drive.

And, oh, by the way, I took this photo! Oh yes. I was thisclose.

Holy mama!


This is me and Brent, one of Kasey’s team guys.

Part of my race package was a chance to walk around “cold” pit row – meaning while the guys were setting up in the morning.

Brent was nice enough to stop what he was doing and take a picture with me.

He’s a great guy and let me tell you, anybody in a Bud uniform is a BFF of mine!


Alas, my Sonoma race weekend is coming to a close which means I’ll be returning you to my regular blog tomorrow.

You didn’t think I gave up on nursing for good, did you?

June 19, 2009, 8:48 pm

And She’ll Have Fun Fun Fun Till Her Daddy Takes the T-Bird Away…

DSCF0043Meet the newest driver in the Nascar garage!


Don’t let my presence in the #18 fool you, I am not a fan of Kyle Busch.

It was the only car available.

Tomorrow I will be meeting Kasey Kahne.

Lord have mercy!


This is where I am.

Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA. The heart of the wine country.

Just off the raceway there are lush vineyards that produce world famous wines.

The track itself looks like the Sahara Desert.

And it is just about as hot with very little shade.

It can also be a wee bit hazardous to your health, and I’m not talking hearing loss (although nothing, and I mean nothing, compares to feeling your sternum vibrate when those machines rev their engines…).

I had just a mild case of dehydration and it wasn’t very pleasant.  Fatigue. Headache. Nausea. Fuzzy thinking. I thought I was hydrated, but apparently I was mistaken.  Two liters of water and one baseball cap later, I was fine.

Yeah, I had to wear a baseball cap. I never wear those things. I look like a dork. And I didn’t want to wear it earlier because my hair was just so and I didn’t want to show up on the SPEED channel with squished hair.

So, tomorrow I’ll wear it.

After I meet Kasey Kahne…..

June 18, 2009, 10:24 am

Patients for a Moment: A New Blog Carnival Hits the Scene!

patientforamomentWell, it’s about time!

There is a new blog carnival in town and this time it’s all about the patients!

Which means it’s all about you and me, because all of us, at one time or another, are the patients.

The new carnival, Patients for a Moment is the brainchild of patient blogger Duncan Cross.  The first edition is up and if first impressions are lasting, this should be one successful carnival!

Head on over, check it out and most definitely consider sending in a post for edition #2!


Side note: Tuesday was my 30th wedding anniversary; my husband and I were treated to dinner by my son and daughter-in-law. Absolutely wonderful!

But…I missed the premier of “HawthoRNe” (and I have a DVR!).

So, many thanks to those who are leaving comments – I am hoping to catch the first episode on the internet.  From what I am hearing, it’s not all that realistic.

Did you see it?  What did you think?

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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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