This is not a good day. 

Woke up with the flu.
Accidentally got my credit card frozen because I tried to buy too many things online.
Found bacon I had left in the microwave 2 days ago.

Sad part is, besides seeming like I have dementia, that I actually thought about the bacon for a moment, “It’s still good,…. right? No. No, I guess not.”

cubstearns:

amuseoffyre:

chrisgildart:

I remember watching the behind the scenes on this show. The creator of the show said that they got so much fan mail saying this show was the most realistic hospital show.

My parents both worked in the medical profession my whole life, and when I was watching them come home, I could see echoes of what this show did. All other medical shows were so much about the drama. This one nailed it. It nailed the good, the bad, and everything in between.

Also, I read that Scrubs was more medically accurate than House, Grey’s Anatomy, and every other medical show on TV

I’m a blood and marrow transplant nurse (also called bone marrow transplant). Our patients have leukemia, lymphoma, and other cancers of the blood. The transplant and recovery process entails 3-5weeks of chemotherapy and protective isolation to reduce exposure to potentially deadly infections (think bubble boy to a lesser extent).

The five year survival across all diseases and transplant protocols is roughly 50%.

I loved Scrubs for its authenticity and humor. It’s true that with end of life care, the nurses and doctors have other work to do too, the hospital keeps going, and even after I’ve guided a family conference regarding the patient’s status, watched the patient stop breathing, hugged the newly widowed spouse, tried to tell the small children to be brave like their parent was, and then cleaned the body and sent to morgue, my work keeps going.

It’s why I started doing improv comedy classes earlier this year, why you’ll still hear nurses and doctors laughing from the staff break room after that, and why I love silly things like Scrubs. For us, humor is a safe coping mechanism.

(via foulmouthedliberty)

When I Got a New Phone Number

In my final move of independence from my parents, I removed myself from the cell phone family plan and started my own account.

Pros:

  • Feel like an adult
  • Help my parents save slightly more pocket money as they retire
  • Got the new iPhone 6

Cons:

  • Costs $$ when I was previously enjoying free cellular phone service
  • I HAD TO CHANGE MY NUMBER.

Even though I spoke to my dad ahead of time, got his PIN, password, SS#, and answers to the security questions, the people at Sprint would not let me port my old number from the family Sprint account because my father was not in the store with me. This was simply not going to happen, because we are 2,000 miles apart and never see each other. I asked if I could call him or Facetime him to give a verbal. Nope. I asked if I could 3-way call him with customer service. Nope. Unfucking believable. 

So what happens when an account administrator dies? Or when a couple breaks up, un-amicably, and wants to split up the phone plan?

In the end, I wanted the new iPhone badly enough and also wanted to make the final move and cut myself off from my parents badly enough that I took a deep sigh and started a new account with a new number. My dad said I could stay, but I just don’t feel good about it. 

Now, with my new number, not only am I waking up in the night several times finding myself repeating my new number in my head, trying to memorize it, but the following thoughts have been haunting me:

  • who had this phone number before?
  • what happened to them that they don’t have it anymore?
  • did they die?
  • were they a creep?
  • who has my old number now?
  • will they love their new number as much as I did?

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I feel like it was a relationship. I know that sounds like a very large exaggeration. But it was part of my identity, for 11 years. The same unique, individual phone number. Not my family’s house phone, not my dorm room land line, but mine. And now it’s gone. And I have a new one. And I feel awkwardly, irrationally, and anxiously weird about it. 

(p.s. Verizon doesn’t do this because when a coworker split from her ex, she was able to come off the plan without him present. Not sure about AT&T or T-Mobile. But fuck you guys at Sprint. If you weren’t the cheapest option I would have left.)

When I’m the only girl seated at a table of 7 single guys at wedding

myfriendsaremarried:

and I’m just like…

One reason why I rarely go to weddings anymore.

  • 14 years old: I'm young but I know what I want. This isn't that hard, I'm all grown up already and have everything figured out.
  • 17 years old: Well, this is a little harder than I thought. School is almost ending. What am I going to do with my life?
  • 21 years old: What the fuck is going on? Where are my socks?
  • 33 years old: *sips coffee* One wrong move and this could all go down in flames. Jesus Christ.

lesbolution:

me: i have depression

person: *suddenly becomes mental health expert, nutritionist, spiritual guide* why dont u try yoga why dont u eat lots of fruit maybe u should exercise have u tried keeping a journal have u tried yoga have u tried meditation have u tried sitting in the sun have u tried patting a dog have u tried exercise yoga in the fruit sun yoga yoga

dont forget music, have u tried music why dont u go to church and pray about it u should join a gym have u tried running

no one ever says Tumblr. But weirdly it does help, a little. 

(via breanieswordvomit)

I understand it better each time I complete another run-through viewing of the series. But, I don’t agree with the masses that Rory should have “ended up” with Jess. At series’ end, Rory was 22 years old. 22!!!!! More likely, she didn’t end up with ANY of the 3 boyfriends she had in the show, because she was an ambitious young woman on the go who was only TWENTY TWO. 
I like to think she didn’t meet her final boyfriend in Stars Hollow, but was yet to meet him someday.

I understand it better each time I complete another run-through viewing of the series. But, I don’t agree with the masses that Rory should have “ended up” with Jess. At series’ end, Rory was 22 years old. 22!!!!! More likely, she didn’t end up with ANY of the 3 boyfriends she had in the show, because she was an ambitious young woman on the go who was only TWENTY TWO. 

I like to think she didn’t meet her final boyfriend in Stars Hollow, but was yet to meet him someday.

A feminist, fake-Asian (adopted by white people) from Chicago living in SF and practicing oncology nursing while I serial monogamize my love life. That's me.

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