2009-04-29 06:05 pm
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Here Piggy Piggy!

First, I admit I do not read the newspaper or listen to the news...unless I am at work and of course, everyone else has the news on as it is today.  Swine Flu is swamping the headlines.  I believe the media is hyping it up.  BUT with that said, let me remind you of a few things:

WASH YOUR  HANDS! WASH YOUR HANDS! WASH YOUR HANDS!  Have everyone around you wash your hands.  Make sure the new mantra at work is "wash your hands" before you sit at your desk. Wash your hands when you get home, before you hug/kiss your children and/or significant others.  Have them do the same.  Soap and water...15-20 seconds. Be careful of what you touch...doorknobs, etc. can help transfer the virus to you.  Don't be around coughing/sneezing people.

If you get sick, stay the frick home!!  Don't infect anyone else. And please don't call 911 if you have "flu-like" symptoms, because it won't get you Tamiflu any quicker. Only the sickest folks will be tested and only those folks will receive it.  

Please know that the ERs will be packed.  You will be there hours and hours and hours with hundreds of other sick people.  Stay out of the hospital!!    Also, those who respond to your 911 calls are primarily there for LIFE OR DEATH emergencies.  Having flu like symptoms is not LIFE OR DEATH.  Treat it accordingly.  BUT on the other hand, if you have a pre-existing condition that puts you at a greater risk, do what you need to do.  We will still transport you...but do not be offended if medics come to the doors masked, and if they throw a mask or non-rebreather mask on you as well.

Get enough sleep.  Reduce alcohol.  Eat nutriously.  Give your immune system the best boost you can.  Take your vitamins. Drink lots of water. Open windows and doors and air out the house when possible.  Get some sunshine.  Exercise, etc.

JUST IN CASE, stock up on a few things (stolen  from [livejournal.com profile] turnberryknkn ): 

the list is here... )
 

Dispatch heard today:

Dispatch: "18-14 respond to 123 Main St. for a 32 year old male with flu like symptoms".

18-14: "Great."
2009-04-29 06:05 pm
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Here Piggy Piggy!

First, I admit I do not read the newspaper or listen to the news...unless I am at work and of course, everyone else has the news on as it is today.  Swine Flu is swamping the headlines.  I believe the media is hyping it up.  BUT with that said, let me remind you of a few things:

WASH YOUR  HANDS! WASH YOUR HANDS! WASH YOUR HANDS!  Have everyone around you wash your hands.  Make sure the new mantra at work is "wash your hands" before you sit at your desk. Wash your hands when you get home, before you hug/kiss your children and/or significant others.  Have them do the same.  Soap and water...15-20 seconds. Be careful of what you touch...doorknobs, etc. can help transfer the virus to you.  Don't be around coughing/sneezing people.

If you get sick, stay the frick home!!  Don't infect anyone else. And please don't call 911 if you have "flu-like" symptoms, because it won't get you Tamiflu any quicker. Only the sickest folks will be tested and only those folks will receive it.  

Please know that the ERs will be packed.  You will be there hours and hours and hours with hundreds of other sick people.  Stay out of the hospital!!    Also, those who respond to your 911 calls are primarily there for LIFE OR DEATH emergencies.  Having flu like symptoms is not LIFE OR DEATH.  Treat it accordingly.  BUT on the other hand, if you have a pre-existing condition that puts you at a greater risk, do what you need to do.  We will still transport you...but do not be offended if medics come to the doors masked, and if they throw a mask or non-rebreather mask on you as well.

Get enough sleep.  Reduce alcohol.  Eat nutriously.  Give your immune system the best boost you can.  Take your vitamins. Drink lots of water. Open windows and doors and air out the house when possible.  Get some sunshine.  Exercise, etc.

JUST IN CASE, stock up on a few things (stolen  from [livejournal.com profile] turnberryknkn ): 

the list is here... )
 

Dispatch heard today:

Dispatch: "18-14 respond to 123 Main St. for a 32 year old male with flu like symptoms".

18-14: "Great."
2009-03-16 08:40 am
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Please Stand for the National Anthem


My friend Benny is a civilian contractor over in Iraq...he finds the greatest videos.  This a.m. he sent one out of the Cactus Cuties singing the National Anthem, which was just awesome.

In trying to find a better video of the performance, I wound up listening to a variety of performances including Whitney Houston, Beyonce Knowles, the Dixie Chicks, a six year old girl and some others.  The one I embedded below however has it's own flair and entertainment value...


2009-03-16 08:40 am
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Please Stand for the National Anthem


My friend Benny is a civilian contractor over in Iraq...he finds the greatest videos.  This a.m. he sent one out of the Cactus Cuties singing the National Anthem, which was just awesome.

In trying to find a better video of the performance, I wound up listening to a variety of performances including Whitney Houston, Beyonce Knowles, the Dixie Chicks, a six year old girl and some others.  The one I embedded below however has it's own flair and entertainment value...


elzregina: (Why don't I live in the Keys?)
2009-03-02 04:45 am
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Before Capt. Sully there was Capt. Ogg....



http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_11602402?source=most_viewed


elzregina: (Why don't I live in the Keys?)
2009-03-02 04:45 am
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Before Capt. Sully there was Capt. Ogg....



http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_11602402?source=most_viewed


2008-09-03 11:14 pm
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2008-07-01 02:34 pm
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Only the good die young....

Way over yonder is a place that I know
Where I can find shelter from hunger and cold
And the sweet tasting good life is easily found
Way over yonder - that's where I'm bound
I know when I get there, the first thing I'll see
Is the sun shining golden - shining rigth down on me
Then trouble's gonna lose me - worry leave me behind
And I'll stand up proudly in true peace of mind
Way over yonder is a place I have seen
In a garden of wisdom from some long ago dream
May be tomorrow I'll find my way
To the land where the honey runs in rivers each day
And the sweet tasting good life is so easily found
Way over yonder - that's where I'm bound 

--- Carole King

My cousin Erik, and his wife Tanya, along with another couple, were killed this weekend when the plane he was piloting went down outside of Las Vegas. One of a number of articles here:

http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=8581281&nav=168Y

This was not a cousin that I was particularly close to but one of those you see every few years at the family reunion or at a funeral. In fact, he gave the sermon at my Grandmother's funeral. 

Truly a shame. My heart grieves for their children.

2008-07-01 02:34 pm
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Only the good die young....

Way over yonder is a place that I know
Where I can find shelter from hunger and cold
And the sweet tasting good life is easily found
Way over yonder - that's where I'm bound
I know when I get there, the first thing I'll see
Is the sun shining golden - shining rigth down on me
Then trouble's gonna lose me - worry leave me behind
And I'll stand up proudly in true peace of mind
Way over yonder is a place I have seen
In a garden of wisdom from some long ago dream
May be tomorrow I'll find my way
To the land where the honey runs in rivers each day
And the sweet tasting good life is so easily found
Way over yonder - that's where I'm bound 

--- Carole King

My cousin Erik, and his wife Tanya, along with another couple, were killed this weekend when the plane he was piloting went down outside of Las Vegas. One of a number of articles here:

http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=8581281&nav=168Y

This was not a cousin that I was particularly close to but one of those you see every few years at the family reunion or at a funeral. In fact, he gave the sermon at my Grandmother's funeral. 

Truly a shame. My heart grieves for their children.

2008-05-06 10:32 pm
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The Standard Question

When I worked full time as a paramedic I was asked why I didn't become a nurse instead.  After all, they get paid better.  My answer...I like helping people. As a medic, I do it for an average of 30 minutes each patient, more for extenuating circumstances.  End of.  No muss, no fuss.  (well except for deconning my ambulance and myself on occasion).  As a nurse, I would have to deal with said patient for several hours, up to 8 or 12 depending on my shift.  Lots o'muss and fuss.  No thank you.  

As a paralegal, I get, "why don't you go back to school and become an attorney.  They make more money"....<sigh>    My answer...The pay is decent and my benefits are great. As a paralegal, I do it for 8 hours a day,  more for extenuating circumstances.  End of.  No muss, no fuss.  (well except for putting out last minute emergences the attorneys have created).  As an attorney, I would have to deal with lots of B.S. and games for many more than 8 hours a day.  Lots o'muss and fuss.  No thank you. 
2008-05-06 10:32 pm
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The Standard Question

When I worked full time as a paramedic I was asked why I didn't become a nurse instead.  After all, they get paid better.  My answer...I like helping people. As a medic, I do it for an average of 30 minutes each patient, more for extenuating circumstances.  End of.  No muss, no fuss.  (well except for deconning my ambulance and myself on occasion).  As a nurse, I would have to deal with said patient for several hours, up to 8 or 12 depending on my shift.  Lots o'muss and fuss.  No thank you.  

As a paralegal, I get, "why don't you go back to school and become an attorney.  They make more money"....<sigh>    My answer...The pay is decent and my benefits are great. As a paralegal, I do it for 8 hours a day,  more for extenuating circumstances.  End of.  No muss, no fuss.  (well except for putting out last minute emergences the attorneys have created).  As an attorney, I would have to deal with lots of B.S. and games for many more than 8 hours a day.  Lots o'muss and fuss.  No thank you. 
2008-05-06 10:05 pm
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Dear Ms. First Year Attorney...

I am a paralegal.  You are an attorney.  We work together.  I can make your life easier, or harder.  You pick.  Please do not tell me how something is a "paralegal duty" when the task is truly as simple as subtracting the beginning of a bates range from the ending of a bates range to determine how many pages there are in the range...duh.  You did the majority of this simplistic and logical task then handed it off to me, and when I didn't complete your task you assigned at 1:44 p.m., within moments, you might want to consider I am redacting 26,000 pages of Excel spreadsheets for you.  I've been doing it, nearly 8 hours a day since Tuesday of last week.  For you. 

When you send me a condescending email regarding the above and eluding I do not complete my work and do not support you, do not be surprised when I come into  your office, shut the door, and tell you I have an issue with said email.  

To top it off, you come into my office and tell me how you will not be spoken to in such a "tone", and that you are considerate of my need to try to leave work on time to deal with issues regarding my son; and that you don't require me to work after hours or on weekends and I should be more respectful.

*blink, blink"

Newsflash...I don't have "issues" with my son.  I like to spend TIME with my son.  It's called being a parent. 

Further, YOU don't REQUIRE me to work after hours or weekends.  If I want to be nice, I'll offer to spend after hours or weekend hours helping you out.  I will be paid overtime for it.  But otherwise, I have another job on the weekends, and I have a life.  It goes back to "I am a paralegal.  You are an attorney.  We work together.  I can make your life easier, or harder.  You pick." 

Humpf...no wonder attorneys have the reputation they do, and ugh...who talked me into this job???
 
2008-05-06 10:05 pm
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Dear Ms. First Year Attorney...

I am a paralegal.  You are an attorney.  We work together.  I can make your life easier, or harder.  You pick.  Please do not tell me how something is a "paralegal duty" when the task is truly as simple as subtracting the beginning of a bates range from the ending of a bates range to determine how many pages there are in the range...duh.  You did the majority of this simplistic and logical task then handed it off to me, and when I didn't complete your task you assigned at 1:44 p.m., within moments, you might want to consider I am redacting 26,000 pages of Excel spreadsheets for you.  I've been doing it, nearly 8 hours a day since Tuesday of last week.  For you. 

When you send me a condescending email regarding the above and eluding I do not complete my work and do not support you, do not be surprised when I come into  your office, shut the door, and tell you I have an issue with said email.  

To top it off, you come into my office and tell me how you will not be spoken to in such a "tone", and that you are considerate of my need to try to leave work on time to deal with issues regarding my son; and that you don't require me to work after hours or on weekends and I should be more respectful.

*blink, blink"

Newsflash...I don't have "issues" with my son.  I like to spend TIME with my son.  It's called being a parent. 

Further, YOU don't REQUIRE me to work after hours or weekends.  If I want to be nice, I'll offer to spend after hours or weekend hours helping you out.  I will be paid overtime for it.  But otherwise, I have another job on the weekends, and I have a life.  It goes back to "I am a paralegal.  You are an attorney.  We work together.  I can make your life easier, or harder.  You pick." 

Humpf...no wonder attorneys have the reputation they do, and ugh...who talked me into this job???
 
2008-02-04 10:46 pm
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Mysterious Mail

When I came home on Thursday I found a couple interesting items in my mail (which is delivered through a slot in my door). Because these items were not in an envelope, and obviously not delivered via the USPS,  I inquired of a couple of my neighbors if they had received the same. They had not.

So what were these items you ask? They are obviously xerox copies and are of an advertisement for a performance at what used to be known as Deemer Beach (it no longer exists). Oneof the papers show the front of the card and the other piece of paper has the back side of the card has two poems or lyrics to songs.  The lyrics are just below and the scans are at the bottom of this entry :


There is no indication or notation of who slipped them through my door. I have my own idea but of course no way to confirm or deny.

It's just very curious.   I would definitely like to know where this was found though.

2008-02-04 10:46 pm
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Mysterious Mail

When I came home on Thursday I found a couple interesting items in my mail (which is delivered through a slot in my door). Because these items were not in an envelope, and obviously not delivered via the USPS,  I inquired of a couple of my neighbors if they had received the same. They had not.

So what were these items you ask? They are obviously xerox copies and are of an advertisement for a performance at what used to be known as Deemer Beach (it no longer exists). Oneof the papers show the front of the card and the other piece of paper has the back side of the card has two poems or lyrics to songs.  The lyrics are just below and the scans are at the bottom of this entry :


There is no indication or notation of who slipped them through my door. I have my own idea but of course no way to confirm or deny.

It's just very curious.   I would definitely like to know where this was found though.