still enjoying my black and white phase

in the kitchen



sometimes when life gets overwhelming, you just need something calming like black and white to stay whelmed and sane.
and why are things so crazy?  just the usual...
work getting busy.  we've had two mass-transfusions in the same week!  say whaaaaat?  you heard me, one aortic dissection and one nicked artery.  both transfered to us from another hospital.  i'd like to think it's because our blood bank staff is super awesome but it's more likely the other hospitals didn't have the inventory or equipment.  my coworkers have also been encountering antibodies and special requests (leukofiltered leukoreduced irradiated cmv negative blah blah blah) up the wazoo but so far i've been in the clear.  they are so time consuming to work out!  well, one more night on before my day off so you never know what could go wrong... i've come to realize working in the lab makes you superstitious.

and school is school.  nothing really enjoyable about it.  except that i might actually get good grades this semester.  second time's a charm, right?  i've seriously decided if i don't pass calc2 i am quitting school.  i can't handle another semester of math. U___U

ok, enough complaining!  on to the fun stuff!
slightly embarassed that i spent over 12 hours playing this week!
but i spawned in a snow biome and made some cool stuff!

i got my theory11 rebels

and silver monarchs!

they so pwetty!!!!!!!!! ö u ö
flourishing and fanning has been pretty amazeballs!
check out the links for purchaseability and cool videos (eg: pros flourishing).

i am learning coffee and xpresso (by joeyfx) now!  try your hand at them here:

joey fx is the man!  great videos, super skilled cardist (i can't believe my eyes!!), and really generous to have his tutorials for free!

also been catching up nerdist podcasts on my daily commute (i mean on the bus! i can't listen to the nerdist while bicycling because i would start cracking up to the jokes and then crack up on the sidewalk under a car!).  they have the most interesting and hillarious guests!  my recent favorites have been
levar burton (the eminent pied piper of clams!),

alton brown (he never craves broccoli!),

and bill nye (sundials on maaaaars!).

ok, and one more thing before i go,
i must have this dress!

underground dress on needsupply


i've mentioned C2C, a group of french DJs, on here before; i really dig the video for fuya.  so much that i bought the song from itunes!  i found it as a related video to a cardistry (ladislas round 4 of CDM 11) on youtube.
this morning i found through my rss feeds they have more videos!  they are on vimeo and i've watched them all for you benefit.  consensus?  they are awesome and you should watch them too!  the music rocks and the videos are just as good, if not better!  really matches the feeling of the music and the style is so unique- i've never seen anything like it before.

reminds me of an arcade! (zelda?)

something bluesy

something r&b

and in case you haven't seen the video that spawned it all:

their EP is called Down the Road with F•U•Y•A as the single.  their new album is called TETRA!  (il faut changer le magasin à itunes france, je suis desolée!  et la chanson "arcades" ne peut être obtenu que si vous achetez l'album entier!  pour quoi, itunes? pour quooooooi?! é___é  je veux seulement une chanson!  et j'ai déjà acheté fuya! ok, well i guess the other songs are good enough to buy too. :/ )

oh man, last night i had to draw blood from a one year old. :(  ER called and asked me to run down an istat.  our phlebotomist was already down there so i didn't even bother to bring a tray- i just took the istat and some cartridges downstairs... when i got there the nurse was like, we need this super stat!  can you hold the arm down while i put in this IV?  so of course i stayed.  got some initial blood that the nurse drew and i ran the istat bedside. i looked at the results and i think it was hemolyzed.  so they decided they wanted a repeat and that's how i ended up having to draw a baby! it was hard... little ones are so squirmy, even tho it was sedated.  and since i didn't have a tray with me i was scrambling through the cabinets looking for tubes and gauze and chloraprep like a headless chicken.  but i did get the blood, say thanks to the gods of phlebotomy.  i'd really hate to stick a child more than i'd have to!  they only have appx a soda can's worth of blood in them!  the nurse ended up doing one more draw after me.  they did a foot or leg (i couldn't see) stick and the flow was much better.  i'm also surprised they let the parents stand there and watch.  the mom was crying and the dad was vomiting.  i have no idea of the history or the outcome.  i'm guessing the patient was transfered to another hospital later.

it's the second week of september already, guys!  soon it will be SACNAS time (so excited! one more month!) then rikitikitembo's birthday.  what should i get her?!  i already tried to find a cute pair of shoes but she disliked the ones i picked. :(  i know it's a whole month away but i always have a hard time finding her something; i need suggestions, halp! (except baby bunnies.  i *know* she really wants a baby bunny already.  but we can't be havening any pets in the house.)

enjoy the last of the weekend!




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