so much for new year resolutions.
after failing 2012, i decided this year i would not stay up more than 24 hours again!  seems bad for your health- and bad for your temper, haha.  but here we are, not even past the first month.  on friday i was in the waking world for 29 turns of the clock!  disappointed.  i guess there's always next year.
luckily it's the weekend and i was able to catch up with 6 luxurious hours in my bed, under a blanket, dead to the world.  :)
saturday and sunday i put in extra hours at work, covering for a coworker.  i don't really mind, it's more interesting when you get to do something out of the normal routine, and it's better for sick people to stay home and recover instead of working and infecting the world.  only problem was... i was tired!  i think this might be the first time since starting night shift (over two years ago) that i've been tired while at work.  i was fighting with every nerve in my body to keep my eye balls open- pulled so many pending logs because i was paranoid i would miss a test from lack of attention!  also, i ended up having to do phlebotomy for a few hours... and i haven't drawn blood in several weeks!  luckily for my victims- uhhh... i mean patients- i didn't have any misses.  got 4 sets of blood cultures and several other routine draws.  hell yeah, so proud of myself!  i was so excited and relieved when i saw the blood coming out, haha.  i always worry if i don't do phlebotomy as often i won't be able to do it anymore.

here's a video i found about blood cultures (there is veinipuncture involved so don't watch if you're squeemish about needles) so you can see why i was somewhat apprehensive about drawing them.  two sets means two seperate draws (which doesn't make people happy) and you have to use butterflies (which i hate) or syringe only- no straight needles.  and ea bottle is a minimum of 7ml so it takes a while to fill up...
anyway, if you are curious about the job of lab people or why certain tests are ordered click below!

two exciting things i did over the weekend:
1. finished reading MICRO by Michael Crichton
an exciting fiction about nano bots in hawaii!!

super fast read and very exciting, especially if you like hiking/nature. ;D
five star rating from me.  my other favorite Chrichton chronicles are: SPHERE and AIRFRAME.  i know, the popular ones are jurassic park and andromeda strain.  i think sphere and airframe are better. just sayin'.

2. ate dinner with le boyfriend at Olive Tree in kahala
falafel is yummmmmmmmmmmmmy!

i also played several hrs of minecraft but we won't mention that...

today i got off work, went straight to kcc.  powered down some ochem.  then bussed it home and took my bicycle out for short ride.  i went to longs, then the bank, and then the comic book store.  on my way home i ran into a friend!  he was unhappy with his job so he quit and will be starting his own business.  it's always nice to hear someone pursuing happiness. :)

i didn't bike with a camera today (was planning on hauling groceries back and didn't want to add to the weight) so here is a picture i took when i got home:

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ok, sleep for me now.  staying up all night again. :)  see you at the lab!

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