Monday, October 14, 2013


I guess it's been a couple of weeks since I've posted, so I thought I'd give my excuses for being absent.

I guess first was the flooding- I spent 4 days glued to the tv and the phone keeping tabs on my family, one was trapped up his canyon after the road partially washed away, one was trapped in her town unable to leave, and one who wasn't quite trapped, but no one could get to her town, although she could go around her town like almost normal.  I risked being trapped with her to take her husband home after he stayed a couple of nights at our house unable to go home, and I almost didn't make it home on my way back since we had flash floods when I was still a mile from home.

I'd post pictures but blogger won't let me.

Then I started my new job.  This overlapped with the flooding and my orientation was cut short by a power loss on the last day.  Since we weren't in the hospital part of the building, we didn't have backup power, and orientation was over.

I'm working nights, so I sleep half the day and stay up half the night when I'm not working, and I really don't feel like doing anything when I'm off, so I caught up on Gray's Anatomy, since I missed last season.  But because I hadn't watched them in a year, I decided to watch all of them.  In order.  That took about 3 weeks.

That leads up to today.  Today I unhooked myself from the tv long enough to remember I hadn't blogged in awhile, so, here I am!  Again!  Yay!

I'll try not to stay away so long again, but things haven't been too exciting lately.  At least I have a Halloween party next weekend to talk about, and if I'm lucky, blogger will let me post pictures!

Remember, it's just a ride.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Severe weather in Colorado

There's been a lot of rain here in Colorado this week with major flooding down the canyons on the front range.  Fortunately I live in an area that is not near any if that!  But we could still have flooding from rain and creeks, although now that doesn't seem likely.

My day, however, is trapped in his trailer up Rist Canyon this morning with no power an a leak in the trailer. The canyon is impassable, and the rain keeps coming.

My sister was evacuated from the south side of Longmont yesterday and barely made it home before most of the streets were closed.

Today, both my daughters are trapped at home due to road closures-overnight 3 rivers flooded roads in their area. 

And here?  Well, my favorite bike path is flooded...

And the creek in our subdivision...

Never seen it like that!

But that's pretty much what we've got right now.

Remember it's just a ride.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Summer is over

Officially for me.  Tomorrow I actually start working at my new job, (cue jail cell door sounds).  No more biking like a madwoman, no more spending days watching entire seasons of Portlandia or United States of Tara.  It's sad.

Very sad.


Nope, tomorrow I have to wake up at 4:30.  4:30.  Ungodly hour.  And I hate mornings on principle.

Luckily, at least tomorrow I'll be shadowing the charge nurse, so that should be nice.  But, I shouldn't be bitching so much, in 2 weeks I'll be working nights, and that just plain sucks.  At 2 in the morning I can't even think straight!  Although, sleeping all day is kinda cool.....

Anyway, lets see how this new place is, hopefully nice and organized since I already know they are behind the times on charting and equipment.  I can't wait to paper chart again, (not).

Today I spent 2 hours on the computer doing mandatory Code of Conduct training.  Now I know what to do if someone at work violates the companies music copywrite code, or if their on the side catering biz bids on a company picnic.  Valuable things to know.  Guess I can't use the awesome training music on my blog. (damn)

In the meantime, I am going to enjoy the hell out of tonight by having Husband cook dinner, and I'll sit here and surf the web and drink New Belgium Pumpkick until I have to be carried to bed.


Remember, it's just a ride.  (so why am I working?)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Have I been hacked?

This is the question I am asking myself lately whenever I think about posting.  Mostly because I seem to still be having problems doing much of anything on Blogger:

- still can't comment on other people's blogs, which has led to no one seeming to notice that I am here anymore

- can't change things on my blog, specifically the "what I am reading now"- there are no little tools on the page anymore

- right now, while I am typing, every time it tries to autosave I get an error message box saying it couldn't do what I was asking, here's your error code to report to the help people- I have seen this box at least 10 times in 3 minutes now

Well I'll tell you about the help people- I don't believe there are any.  I have asked for help many a time and never gotten a response about any of my questions.  Some have miraculously fixed themselves, and some have been mass problems that have caused whoever to finally look into them.  But it appears I am the only one this shit is happening to now.

And Blogger is free, so why bother fixing things, right?  We're not paying to have these blogs.

It's funny, these problems seemed to start after joining Google+, and so I took the advice of the awesome guys at A Beer For the Shower and turned off Google comments, but that didn't help.  Thanks though guys!

I don't know what to do anymore, and it makes me sad to think I might have to abandon my blog here because I am tech stupid and don't know how to move my blog if I did go someplace else!  I don't even know how to make my own page design, so....

Ok, ok, enough of that!  Now I'm going to go on and on about my new hydration pack I bought this week in anticipation of the Good Sam Bike Jam next month!

This is it- the Osprey Raven 10

Specifically designed for women, (meaning the cross chest strap doesn't mash your boobies), this backpack is awesome!  It has a 3L reservoir, 2 zip pockets and 1 open easy-access pocket, 2 small zip pockets in the waist straps, a helmet clip, a tool pocket with tool pouch on the bottom for easy access, and a magnetic clip on the bite valve so you can clip the valve to the cross-chest strap and know exactly where it is at all times.

I've gone riding with it 3 times now and have found it comfortable and easy to use.  The airflow pads & mesh on the back ensure that you don't feel overheated when wearing it, and the water stays cold for hours in the reservoir.

Don't get me wrong, I sweated like crazy on my back, but I didn't feel hot.

I am so in love with this pack!  And I can use it hiking as well as biking, so it was well worth the $119 I spent, (yeah it's pricey).  Compared to Camelbak, which I looked at, it has way more features, and even looking at Camelbak for women, I thought this one fit my body better than any other.

Now I'm ready to ride 45 miles.  I think.

Remember, it's just a ride.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Not a completely happy camper

Mostly because I was supposed to hear about my last job interview yesterday, and as of 5pm tonight, I still haven't heard a word despite leaving 2 messages implying I needed to know asap.  The other place I interviewed with gave me a job offer, and now they're waiting for me to let them know.  Meanwhile, I'm worried that they will decide I'm taking too long and rescind the offer.  What to do?!  Ugh.

On the plus side, Oldest, Fiance and I went and looked at the first wedding venue of the week, and it is gorgeous:

Oh.  Nevermind.  Now, not only can I not comment on anyone's blogs, I can't post pictures either.  This sucks and I'm going to look for some other place to have this blog.  Someplace that actually has help for the problems you have such as:

- can't comment on blogs, not even on my own!

- can't delete blogs off my blog list

- can't upload pictures

- can't post to Google+, just get a white screen like it's loading & it never does anything, (except make me have to reload Blogger)

- can't receive help for these problems, apparently I'm the only one who has had them because there aren't even threads asking wtf is up with this!

So.  If anyone who has a blog actually reads this, are you having these problems?  Is there a better place that hosts blogs?

Remember, it's just a ride.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


As everyone who might read this blog knows, I've been a biking maniac since we moved back to the city.  Apparently being a maniac has it's price- my knees.  Or more specifically- my left knee.  Apparently it isn't the best shock absorber anymore, and it's also not good for pushing hard uphill.

Unfortunately, I didn't realized this until a few days ago when I turned around while vacuuming and felt something in the vicinity of my knee cap squeak.  Now, if I turn, it screams.  So, today I went and got a knee brace and some of that awesome old people smelling stuff, (i.e. Icy Hot), in the hopes that I can calm down whatever is pissed off in my knee.  Oh, and I laid in a supply of Ibuprofen too.

It might not have helped that I keep trying to convince myself it's not so bad, or that it's better now, and I biked 23 miles this morning...(and 15 on Sunday).

So I'm going to take it easy for a few days, (read- I'm not going to bike so fast or hard), and see what happens because THIS Sunday I'm supposed to bike from the old Cinderella City Mall to Morrison with about 6 friends, and damnit!  I wanna go!

Also, in September, Husband and I and a few friends are all signed up to ride the Exempla Good Samaritan bike jam to benefit their cancer center.  If anyone actually looks at the link, don't be alarmed, we're not biking the 100 mile route!  Just the 45 mile route.  That's as far as I've ever biked, and I was wiped at the end!

2013 Bike Jam Jersey
I'm just doing it for the jersey

On another note- I have finally gotten job interviews!  Had one last Friday and was offered a job yesterday, and have one more tomorrow.  Hopefully I'll get another offer, and then I'll decide where to work- I'm hoping by the end of the week.  Yay!  Solvency!

Anyhoo, I guess that's all the fun and games for now!

Remember, it's just a ride.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Ok, the slow down

Slow way, waaaaaaay down.

In other words, not much is going on around here what with graduations & cool dinners all done.  But there are two things, one really good, one really annoying:

I have 2 job interviews this week, FINALLY.  One for a place I really want to work at, and one for a place I'll work at if I have to, meaning, if the first place doesn't offer me a job.


The annoying thing is that for 3 weeks I have not been able to comment on anyone elses' blog posts, being that I appear to have become a non-person to Blogger AND Google.  So, people who comment here because I comment there don't comment or even read my blog because I have dropped off the face of blogging Earth.

So, a big shout out to A Beer for the Shower, I'm pretty sure we have the worst corporate sports arena names here in Denver, and Delightfully Ludicrous, I'm not sure what to think about that mom pimping for her son, but the gut reaction was EWWWWWWW!

Wish me luck on my interviews, I guess I'm going to need it, and in the meantime I'm just going to catch up on my Pinterest...

Oh, and just in case anyone wants to know, these are the search words you need to use to find my blog this week:

Search Keywords

funny sex positions

sleeping ass lass

soft ass of real sister

stick figures sex positions

wet ass

I'm slightly disturbed by "soft ass of real sister," and "wet ass" because I can't remember blogging about either of these things...

Remember, it's just a ride.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

And so it begins....

Wedding stuff.  For Oldest's wedding.

So there we were today, Bride, Mother of the Bride, and Bridesmaids, at David's Bridal for the Trying On Of The Bridesmaid Dresses.

Would it be a disaster?  Would they have the right color of green, and could all the dresses being tried on be dyed that color?  Would someone look too fat?  Would someone's badonka donk be too big?  Who hates their legs?  Boobs?  Arm flaps?!  Who hates satin, raise your hands!

5 or 6 dresses were tried, and it was narrowed down to one:

Does this dress make me look like broccoli?

 And then on further thought after the Bride got home, it was decided that the Bridesmaids could pick one of the 3 favorites, according to who wanted to cover up/conceal which body parts they wanted:

Tell me the truth:  I look just like that girl from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, don't I?!
Does blue make me look like a bomb pop?!
In the meantime, I was making faces at the Mother of the Bride dresses- apparently the mother is supposed to be way older than me because they were all the floor length lace dressed with boleros, or whatever those little half jackets are called.  Nope.  Nope.  That's just not gonna do!  I'm 42 for cryin' out loud!  (actually, I think I said something along the lines of "for f*ck's sake!")

Anyway, we did find a few, and I dutifully tried them on, (please disregard my faces, even if I was looking at the camera & smiling, I still look like I'm making faces!):

Dress #1- sausage casing
Dress #2- not too hip on the lace
Dress #3- I like it but sitting might not be an option
Dress #4- nixed on the rack, loved it when I tried it on!
Dress #5- I likey, but not in black

Now, unlike the youngins, I pretty much love my legs, arms, face, nose, aaaaand boobs.  And since I've been biking like crazy, my little belly pooch is going away, so I pretty much am ok with that too, so there was none of this, "Does this make my hips look wide?  Does this make my eyes look like they're too small?"  But I definitely have a few opinions on these dresses:

1- The first dress was like I stuffed myself into a sausage casing

2- I don't believe in wearing black at a wedding, unless that is the theme (yuck)

3-The last dress is a Vera Wang and I find that cool

4- I usually don't care for lace, at my age I think it can make you look old

5- The dresses I liked were the 3rd & 4th ones

Especially the 4th one.  I gotta say that the picture doesn't do it justice because it was comfortable & pretty.  The bride likes the 2nd one because she says I AM going to a funeral, and then laughs.

So, I went home and did what anyone with a choice to be made would do;  I posted the pictures on my Facebook page and asked all my friends to vote on them.  We'll see what happens, so far the overwhelming majority like dress #2.

So I'm asking all of you to vote for your favorites in the comments in the hopes my favorites will be voted in!

Remember, it's just a ride.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th!

It's been a busy week!  Let's recap:

First, there was the wine dinner at Fresca featuring wines from Tool's frontman, Maynard James Keenan, and his Caduceus Cellars wines:

The wines were great, and the food was wonderful!  We even got to meet Maynard, which was a dream of mine.

Next, there was hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park.  I haven't been there in years due to tourists and huge crowds, but we went early, and it wasn't too bad:

We even saw elk!

The next day was Oldests' graduation from college:

She looks so smart right?!

Then there were a few days off after all the hubub, and yesterday I took a 45 mile ride up the Poudre River Trail that took 3 hours 31 mins round trip:

Now I'm sore...I think I got a little sunburned despite sunscreen, and I'm ready for a bbq and fireworks at a friend's tonight.  Oh, and beer.  Definitely going to need beer!

Remember, it's just a ride.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

What have I been up to?

Since I'm not working, and the house is mostly done...except for little things like picture hanging, I have been needing to do things to fill in the time I seem to have so much of.  And since shopping would not be wise with the no job thing and all, I've taken to some outdoorsy types of things that don't really cost much:

Seeing how my dad's new digs are going after the fire

Biking 30 miles with the Hubby

Hiking with Youngest & Oldest

& Grandson

Watching Husband & Friend run the Dirty Dash
Drinking at 10 am!

Yep, even with no job it's a full life!  Full of sore legs and sunburns!

Remember, it's just a ride.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Decisions, decisions

So.  Now that we're pretty much settled back into our house and things are calming down, I find that I have some decisions to make.  Things and...what to make for dinner.

Ok, I have the dinner thing all figured out, so, whew.

The work thing, not so much.  I asked my previous manager to help me transfer to one of our sister hospitals here, so she sent off a letter to their ICU manager, who I guess is a good friend of hers.  She got an email back pretty much saying, yes, we'll have openings in a couple of months, please send along all HR forms and our hiring manager will get things going.  Unfortunately, that was the last I heard from anyone.  Now I'm getting a little worried.  Do they have my stuff?  Did they decide they didn't want me?  Do I need to just go and apply instead of trying to transfer?

This last week I finally got anxious enough to email my old boss and ask what was up, but I still haven't heard back from her.  Now I'm really worried.  I can hold out for another month, but then I'm really going to need a job.

The other thing with a job is I've been debating whether I want full time, part time, or just to work as needed.  This whole issue is really intertwined with the school issue because if I go back to school I definitely won't be working full time!  I've pretty much made up my mind that I want to work as needed.  I can work as much or as little as I need, and it pays more.  Wow, I'm glad I figured out what I need from my fictional job!

The other issue is school.  I've been debating about going back to school for a couple of years now.  The thing is, I'm not sure what to go for.  Do I go for my nurse practitioner?  That's what I used to want to do.  And I hate to say it, but thinking about that makes me anxious.  In the last year or so I've been thinking about getting out of nursing completely.  My bad experience with that elder care program has made me feel incompetent and not worthy of my job, and that simultaneously pisses me off and scares the shit out of me!

Ok, maybe I don't hate my job, but the rest is true...

 The other thing I was thinking about going to school for is therapy.  Then I could treat myself....haha!  No, seriously, I have an interest in relationship counseling.  But I keep thinking how much money school will cost, and I'm stuck.  I already have a degree, maybe I should keep slogging through nursing until I retire, at least I don't have to take out student loans for that.

I hate being this indecisive.

Remember, it's just a ride.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

I'm baaaaaaaack!

So first off, I want to apologize to everyone for the long silence.  I decided to take a little break to move back to Denver, and the last 2 months have been fairly busy with the packing & moving & unpacking.  But now we're getting settled in, and since I am not working at the moment, I have the time to start blogging again.

I'm going to start off with some city shock- some of you may know that for the last 8 years Husband & I have been living in the country.  And not just any country, but the Western Slope of Colorado.  This is a place where good dining & shopping were and hour and a half away, the favorite pastime was drinking, and you saw more cows than people.  Now we're back in our old home in the big city, and the changes that have taken place are confusing & more than a little annoying.

First, there is the new houses and shopping areas that have built up just north of us where once there were fields.  Now, it was cool to find out that Victoria's Secret was less than 2 miles from my house, (and that might cause a problem later), but when we last lived in the city, we kept moving further and further north just to be closer to the we're smack in the middle of the city.

Yep, that looks about right.

Then there's the traffic.  OMG I forgot how crappy the traffic is!  Husband put it this way:  You have to drive like you believe everyone is on crack & trying to kill you when you're driving around here.  Which appears to be so very true.  Not that it wasn't before, but it seems much worse now.

And how about neighbors?  Yeah, it's been 8 years since we've had neighbors and not fields around us to buffer our zone & allow me to play music and guitar hero at top volume.  I'm pretty sure our neighbors would not appreciate a midnight concert of Nirvana & Dethklok here!

Damn straight!

So, for the first week we were back I seriously had some agoraphobia- I seriously got anxious just thinking about leaving the house.  And it doesn't help when everything looks different when you step out your front door.

And then, there's living in this house again.  It has been 8 years!  Last time we were here the kids were in their teens.  For the first week it was like a surreal case of deja vu!  I kept thinking the kids would come down the stairs, or I would hear video games from the basement.  It was seriously messing with my head!

But now things are settling down, we've been out with friends, or just out, more in the last 2 weeks than we have been in the last 6 months, and that's definitely a good thing- one of the things I missed most about living in the country actually.

So, I guess this will work out, as soon as I find a job that is, & now that we're here, I'll keep the posts coming!

Remember, it's just a ride.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

I can comment again!!!!! (oh, and bunches of new news too)

Don't know what was going on with Blogger the past 2 weeks, but I can comment on blogs again as of today!  Yay!  I learned that if I want any feedback on my blog that I damn well better comment on others' blogs too, so I'm glad it's back.

There has been lots of stuff going on here lately despite my rule that nothing go on.  Let's run down the fun stuff:

1- I'm working nights right now and that is totally jacking my world.  I'm constantly tired and feel I don't get enough sleep, and I never remember what day it is and have to keep checking my calendar for the next time I work.

2- (this is a big one) Husband and I are moving back to Denver.  Well, I am moving back to Denver, Husband is still working there 4 days a week, so for all intents and purposes, he lives there already.  It's been 8 years since we moved out to the Western Slope, and in all this time Husband has not been able to find a job out here that pays even half of what he makes currently.  8 years of marriage but not really living together.  We decided it was BS and it was time to regroup and figure out what the heck we're doing.  I'm very excited about this one!

 I like living in the country, but to be honest, in the place we chose, there's nothing to do.  People are very closed minded and clannish, and their opinions are nowhere near ours, which means many topics of discussion are pretty much verboten.  I have to drive an hour and a half to work anywhere decent- and holy crap if it snows I'm in trouble!

3-  Husband has offered to let me go back to school, which I was thinking about/looking into about 3 years ago.  Now that it's been offered, here's a couple of things I had been tossing around:  nurse practitioner and sex coaching.  Yeah, I know those two things are miles apart, but I'm not sure about being a nurse forever anymore.  So much hoop jumping and bs that isn't actual patient care.  and besides, what's more important than sex?  Your right arm?  Psh, don't be silly!

4-  Oldest and her family are also moving to Denver around the same time we are, so the whole family will be down there!  I knew they weren't planning on staying in our small town due to the amount of bs revolving around the drama that is Oldest's boyfriend's family and said boyfriend's ex's family.  Since our town is small, everyone butts into everyone else's business, and there has been too much butting into my daughter's family for 4 years or so due to the clannish nature of people around here.

I think that's about it for now, but I'm sure there will be more to come!

Remember, it's just a ride.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


I'm having a little issue with Blogger this week, namely, I can't comment on anyones' blogs.  So, if you are one of the people who has a blog I normally comment on, trust me, I've been reading them, but haven't been able to leave my messages of humor, wisdom, or just plain crap.  I'm thinking of Brandon and Bryan especially at A Beer for the Shower specifically.  If you haven't checked these guys out you should, they're funny guys!

Remember, it's just a ride.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Queen of the alcoholics

I'm not an alcoholic, but apparently I am their queen when they've drunk themselves to death.  I think I've taken care of every bleeding through every orifice drinker we've gotten since I've started in the ICU, and I'll tell you all, none of them have survived.

And I started thinking last night that seeing someone bleeding to death could be a nice incentive at AA meetings and high schools to share with people who think there's nothing wrong with binge drinking or steady drinking, or drinking to drown your sorrows.  It's legal, right?

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a beer or glass of wine every once in awhile, and in my 20's I was a little crazy with the partying, but now that I'm a nurse and have watched people die this horrible death has definitely caused me to rethink the whole party, get wasted thing!

So tonight, I will get to watch another person die from something completely legal that they couldn't handle.  That is, if they're still alive when I get back to work....

Long live the Queen.

Remember, it's just a ride.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Monday musings

My recent addiction to Tedtalks on YouTube led me to a video from the woman who's research I talked about in my recent blog post, so I thought I would post it up because it is very interesting:

All I can say is I'm glad my husband went to college....and that we're from a different generation anyway.

In other's snowing here.  Big fat, fluffy, wet flakes that will hopefully melt off of the road before I have to go to work for a class tomorrow.

Speaking of work, last week I made the transition to the ICU, working nights.  I'm not thrilled about nights at all.  I thought since I sleep so badly anyway that it wouldn't be so hard, but boy, I was wrong!  The first 2 nights I felt like a zombie at about 2 am.  And I forgot how quiet nights are!  I'm going to have to remember to bring a good book again because I might actually have time to read at work!

Then I got sick.  Really sick.  Like, spend all day in bed dozing and watching bad tv sick.  I'm going to blame it on working nights.  Viva la ICU!

Remember, it's just a ride.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

We'll always need janitors

I've been getting into TEDtalks lately.  I don't know if anyone reading this has seen them, but basically, they're 18-20 minute talks on a range of different subjects.  Interesting subjects.  I know this will seem UnAmerican, but they get you thinking about different things you might not necessarily think about, which, UnAmerican as that is, is a good thing.

One of the topics I've been perusing lately is womens' rights and feminism.  I believe it's an important subject, because I am one, but I think it should be just as important to men as well.  Why?  Well...I'll tell you my opinion on that, and just let you all formulate your own.

Last week, I got this post on my FaceBook feed:


 I thought it was pretty succinct given the recent opinions of certain politicians.  I also thought that it was good to point out to men that the excuses of "she dressed liked she wanted it" showed that men are basically being told they are stupid lumps of clay that can't control their impulses....kinda like babies can't control their poo.  It's not their fault, their sphincters are weak.

And apparently, so are men.

Which got me into the TEDtalks.  Not that I hadn't been watching them before, but now I was looking for talks on women and education, violence, and misogyny in general.  And I wanted the flip side of misogyny: misandry, or for normal people, the hatred of men.

I believe these two things really walk hand in hand now, but they look very different.  We all can recognize mysogyny: rape, domestic violence, in some countries not letting girls get educated or aborting female fetuses because they don't have the weight a male fetus does, etc.

But what about misandry?  It can be just as blatant, but I think more of it is very subtle, like this rape statement on FaceBook.  It implies that men can't control themselves, that they are children saying "she made me do it!", that there is no reason for impulse control.  It's very damaging to men really, and return, damaging to women.

The next place my thoughts turned to was education.  Here in the US, we don't really have the problem of not sending our girls to school.  Our problem is that now, girls are outperforming guys in school.   Especially college.  It seems that girls finally get it- if you have a better education, you yourself will be better off.  As a matter of fact, there was a huge study done awhile back on this, and the results reported about men in regards to this is really disheartening.  It is in an article titled "The End of Men" in the Atlantic  from 2010.

What did it show?  Well, women were out educating and out working their men, and while good for women, it looks bad for men.  They are now "lost".  Why?  The article pointed to men gravitating towards physical jobs, and those jobs are being shipped out of the country, or laying off workers, and there seems to be no where for men to turn.  (but, just as a side note, there are always physical jobs, nurse, trucker, stockboy, trash collectors, janitors)

No where?  Can't go back to school?  Women do that all the time!  Uh oh.  Women. Do. That. All. The. Time.

It's interesting, the article talks about how much men invest in their work, and how much more devastating it is when they get laid off because men's worth is very much tied into their status as a "breadwinner".  And don't get me wrong, I very much understand this.  But the article also pointed to how much men do not roll with the punches and devise a new plan, a new way to be the breadwinner.  They get depressed, drink, cheat, blame their spouses, abuse the people around them, and get divorced because they can't get over or move on from their pain.

Unfortunately, to go hand in hand with this blow, is also the seeming "dependent generation" of men.  You know the ones:  still live at home after high school, play video games all day, don't have a job and not looking for one, aren't in college, only live to paaaaarty.  Is it just me, or are there more of these guys every day?  Of course women are going to outperform guys, if this is what they've decided to do!

Now, don't get all mad at me, I know I'm not talking about every guy, and I know economic situations are tough, I was a single mom of 2 for cryin' out loud, but somehow, it feels all of a sudden, like we aren't expecting very much out of our men.  Misandry.  Makes 'em all look like dumbass loosers, and they're not.

And then I had a startling thought related to that FaceBook post:  That story, that "oldest story in the Bible" of an evil women getting everyone thrown out of the garden?  It's just another story about men having no control over themselves.  Imagine what would be if Adam just said to Eve, "I won't do that because I know its wrong."

Remember, it's just a ride.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The one where I get what I want

Yes it is!

Happy New Year all!  As promised, I am back, mostly from guilt, not really because anything is going on, you know how it can be some days....

Anyway, to start off the new year, I thought I'd talk about me, getting my work of all places!

My manager announced a month ago that she was stepping down and going to be just a normal staff nurse because she needs more experience to graduate college with a brand new MS, which is cool and all, but to do that, she took the spot in the ICU on days that I was supposed to get!  Then she tried to tell me that she never promised to move me at the first of the year, and told me that there was no one to replace me where I was so it was going to be April or May before I could transfer!




I decided to put up a stink about it.  A loud stink.  An "everyone in the ICU bugging my manager about welshing on a deal for me" stink.

And it worked!  On January 24 I will be in the ICU.  On nights.

Oh well, I got half of what I wanted, and it's a start to get me off the lousy unit I'm working on now, yay me!


Other than that, my birthday is in 9 days, (who's counting?), and I have almost 2 weeks off from work to go skiing and hang out in hot springs, and I can't wait!

Remember, it's just a ride.