October 2, 2008, 2:33 pm

Zippy Meets Starbucks!

Hey everyone!

Zippy and I went to Starbucks!

Zippy even treated!

You can read about the adventure at Fun With Zippy!

Let’s just say that salted, caramel hot chocolate is just about the most delicious drink I’ve ever had!

Think of a chocolate, caramel pretzel. And get the sea salt on the whipped cream! Yum!

11:17 am

Change of Season at Change of Shift!

Change of Shift is now up over at NurseLinkUp, hosted by our old friend Keith of Digital Doorway!

The autumn theme has made me want to go get a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Looks like Zippy and I will be making a trip this afternoon!

Many thanks to Keith for hosting. The next CoS is back at Nurse Ratched’s Place , so you can send your submissions to “motherjones at yahoo dot com”.


There is a very promising author who has placed their book in installment form online (no, it’s not me!).

I have known this author for many years.

This book is five years in the making, and has already won one award.

It is called The Shadow of the East.

The first installment: The Beginning of the End.

Please check it out. I’m sure the author would appreciate any feedback you might have.

It isn’t a nursing book, but I promised the author I would give it a mention here on Emergiblog.


Thanks to all who have voted so far in the poll for topics at BlogWorldExpo09. If you would like to host the survey on your own blog, let me know and I can send you the html.

Remember, to vote, click on “comment” and then use the password “blog” to sign in to place your vote.


On a totally unrelated note: did you know Starbucks now has….get this…Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate!

Holy freaking cow!

I’m almost afraid to try it!

What’s next, French Roast with 0.9% NS?

I found this photo on the Gears and Widgets site.

I’d love to give credit for whoever put this photo together, because it just about sums up my need love for Starbucks.

Of course, I’d leave room for cream.

September 30, 2008, 1:13 pm

BlogWorldExpo09 Medblogger Poll Is Up and Running!

Yeah, it’s finally up!

The list of topics for BlogWorld09 is up!

I voted already! Go ahead and vote now – choose eight topics you would like to see.


How to vote:

1. Click on “Comment” at the bottom of the poll.

2. Click on the “Vote” tab. You should then be able to pick your eight topics.

3. If you are asked to enter a password (as the poll is private), it is “blog”.


The eleventh topic, Networking Outside the Medical Blogosphere, could not be added to the list, but you can still vote for it by sending me a comment or an email and I’ll keep track.

Voting goes on until the end of November

The list has been placed in random order to avoid any personal bias on my part.


Don’t forget that Keith (Digital Doorway) will be hosting the next Change of Shift on Thursday over at NurseLinkUp!

It’s not too late to send in your submissions! Send them to Keith via Blog Carnival or to “nursekeith at gmail dot com”.


Grand Rounds is up this week over at Jeffrey’s blog, Monash Medical Student.

The theme is “Medicine and War”.

Somber theme, excellent submissions.

Definitely worth checking out.

Over a latte, of course!

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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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