last night at work was just one of "those nights" when you swipe in, do a bunch of things then look at the clock and it's almost time to swipe out.
with out getting into too many details,
- we were working on a minimum crew: two techs (sheila in chemistry and myself in blood bank and hematology) and one phlebotomist.
- there were two codes (super duper critical patients that take priority over the entire hospital)
- i had to phlebotomize some one (since we have dedicated phlebs, i only get to draw people once a month or so. but i still got the skillz)
- there was computer down time that no one told us about (could have been worse but it's still a pain in the butt to change your work flow)
- had some blood banking on a person with history of antibodies takes an extra 30 minutes to find compatible units
"not a big deal", i tell her. "i will pull the morning rounds [logs] at 3:30". sheila tells me, not to worry because she pulled the logs already.
at first i was baffled. it's kind of early to pull logs?
then i looked at the clock... it wasn't 3:30 it was 3:50am already!!
where did the night go?! i swear i just clocked in...
after that, it was another nonstop 4 hours until i clocked out. i only drank half my coffee! i was kind of grouchy to the 6am-ers, sorry coworkers!
i like it when the shift goes by fast. keeps your work exciting.
when i got home my dad made me breakfast (BACON!!!!!!!!!!), how nice!
i made up for my lack of coffee and then headed out to leahi.
ran a campy-genta experiment. possibly the last... depending on what goes down in the next few days. seriously, we have no idea if we are staying or leaving the lab. :(
2hrs infection. 2hrs gentamycin.
i was pretty tired doing a 4hrs experiment back to back from work.
but i am optimistic about the results. if this experiment works... it's pretty much what we've been building up to for the last three years. i mean, we didn't solve the great mystery of the world... let alone the great mystery of campylobacter. but we have a protocol. we have something awesome. plate reader finishes it's cycles on saturday, i will let you know how things go.
also spent some time with my research group... eating lunch and playing halo 4. a nice distraction after the exam stress is over.
napped on the bus and got home at 6pm. and now i'm off to bed to do it all over again.
for today's viewing pleasure: uncut cardistry.
i post a lot of my favorite cardistry videos... they have cool effects and edits... but here is pure, uncut cardistry. unadulterated video that showcases the talent of the artist!! i like music and great camera angles but i appreciate cardistry more when you take away the lights and fanfare and can still be amazed.
one handed shuffle= practiced for years and can do it one out of 50 tries.
those L cuts = my next challenge.
that anaconda = mind. blown.
last post i said the last first-read book i finished was The Stand (stephen king). I completely forgot I also finished STIFF by mary roach. i am still working on "At Home" by bill bryson. i hope to complete it before the new year so i can start my dark tower cycle again. ;)