In this episode, I travel back to May of 1980. There was a lot of talk in the classroom before the start of summer vacation. On the news, there were reports of large earthquakes that were just North of our house. They were coming from underneath Mount St. Helens… and it turns out that it might blow it’s top. Our teachers told us about a man who lived near the mountain and claimed that the news media was wrong. He was going to stay. Then, on a bright Sunday morning, the skies went black and the country went quiet. We watched the news coverage of a scary event… and ash rained down on my toys in the back yard.
I had a volcano erupting not far from me. And I loved it.
I really have no reason to complain considering that I have almost NO experience in nursing compared to other professionals, but there are times that I find things rather amusing. In this episode, I talk about a very brief encounter that made me smile.
I am actually excited for the fall! I had a very busy summer and only 10 real days of “vacation” to relax. Hot Wife was able to get some work up in Alaska, so she took us with her and the rest of us got to have fun while she worked. Not really the ideal vacation, but we were able to catch a TON of fish.
We also were lucky that we had wonderful weather up there.
Now we are preparing for winter… chopping wood, filling the pantry with food, and looking for sales on Caribbean cruises.
In this episode, I catch up on my very busy summer working on the Labor and Delivery floor and also the psych floor of the hospital. I have been working over 30 credit hours this summer, and that can kind of eat up your time.
I am also going to reinstall a new OS on my main computer, so this may be the last update for a while again, anyway…
Stay cool. Stay classy.
PS – Not sure why my audio play is not working… I will have to look into that soon. Here is a direct download.
Sometimes it feels like I am falling behind. There is just so much work to do with nursing school and summer stuff with the kids… it sometimes helps to go outside and just run. The only problem is that it’s hot as hell now. And I want to do what I can to keep from gaining weight gaining more weight. Anyway, it’s Miller time.
I am so sorry! I have decided to let you know how sorry I am by sharing some new awesome music that I have started to listen to. Keep in mind: I listen to all sorts of music, so check the whole podcast out before you judge! Lots of great music! 6 songs!
Sometimes when you go out on a date, some magical things will happen. For us. it had nothing to do with the food or the Indian/SouthEast Asian atmosphere, but more of the crazy ass people you wind up sitting next to. Also, I have 2 updated operating systems on my computer.
In this episode, I share the songs that I have been listening to when I go for long runs… they put a spring in my step! (Insert sad trombone) The weather has been great and I have been spending much more time outside and less in front of the computer. As it should be, right?
If you are not as into running as I am, these tracks are also great to drive to when the weather is nice. And if you like this kind of episode, I will do more of them!
EDIT: This episode has an actual title and less-flawed audio! You’re welcome, America.
This week has been fun and sad for various reasons. Just a quick update on busy life stuff during spring break. Also, I JUMPED OUT OF A PLANE! Note to self: next time bring gloves and lots of chapstick.
Another story going all the way back to 1997. I was working at Toys R’ Us at the time and I found myself at a crossroads. Should I take another chance at college even though I had no idea what I was doing? If I did, I would also have to continue to work for minimum wage and find the discipline to start and finish a degree. But as you might guess, things didn’t go that way.
-Also, this is the beginning of a part of my series of stories that I have yet to “name.” I will start doing some regular updates again, but I wanted to get the ball rolling on telling stories about my days in the military and beyond. It’s a mish-mash of stories, but I like telling them!
I rarely do well with online projects, but I am going to invest myself in this one... This is a podcast that will follow what I have been thinking, going through, and listening to. Seriously, you should give it a listen!