piasharn: (Blue Bird)
21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

I don't know about anyone else, but I really needed this.
piasharn: (Blue Bird)
21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

I don't know about anyone else, but I really needed this.
piasharn: (WTF?)
Members of the Klu Klux Clan protest against the Westboro Baptist Church.

...wait, what?

I don't even... I mean...

...

...

Sorry, I think my brain shut down for a minute or two.

It's kind of like watching Emperor Palpatine fight Lord Voldemort. You feel like you should be supporting one side, but since they're both so evil, doing so just makes you feel dirty.

It's a pity that the combined bigotry of both sides wasn't enough to cause all of them to spontaneously combust, though.
piasharn: (WTF?)
Members of the Klu Klux Clan protest against the Westboro Baptist Church.

...wait, what?

I don't even... I mean...

...

...

Sorry, I think my brain shut down for a minute or two.

It's kind of like watching Emperor Palpatine fight Lord Voldemort. You feel like you should be supporting one side, but since they're both so evil, doing so just makes you feel dirty.

It's a pity that the combined bigotry of both sides wasn't enough to cause all of them to spontaneously combust, though.

Alas

May. 22nd, 2011 07:50 am
piasharn: (Grahm)
...so the world didn't end yesterday.

I'm actually a bit disappointed. I was looking forward to the possibility of a zombie apocalypse.

Now that I think about it, that would have been a great excuse to have a zombie walk. Oh, well, I had to work anyway.

Alas

May. 22nd, 2011 07:50 am
piasharn: (Grahm)
...so the world didn't end yesterday.

I'm actually a bit disappointed. I was looking forward to the possibility of a zombie apocalypse.

Now that I think about it, that would have been a great excuse to have a zombie walk. Oh, well, I had to work anyway.
piasharn: (Utena and Anthy)
I just realized that it's been over two years since I've had a vacation. Ugh. No wonder I've been feeling frazzled.

I think I'm going to take a couple of weeks off and drive up to San Francisco. I haven't been up there since my grandmother's funeral, and that was about ten years ago. (Has it really been that long?) Plus, I can make a stop in San Mateo (where I was born) and see my old neighborhood.

Yeah, that sounds like a good plan. I think a break from work will be good for me.

Now I just have to decide when I want to go.
piasharn: (Utena and Anthy)
I just realized that it's been over two years since I've had a vacation. Ugh. No wonder I've been feeling frazzled.

I think I'm going to take a couple of weeks off and drive up to San Francisco. I haven't been up there since my grandmother's funeral, and that was about ten years ago. (Has it really been that long?) Plus, I can make a stop in San Mateo (where I was born) and see my old neighborhood.

Yeah, that sounds like a good plan. I think a break from work will be good for me.

Now I just have to decide when I want to go.
piasharn: (Flying Spaghetti Monster)
Do you ever have those days when the alarm goes off, and all you want to do is shut the damn thing off and go back to sleep, because you just know it's going to be a craptastic day?

Yeah, that's how I felt last night when I got up to go to work. Plus, it turned out that my intuition was right; we got slaughtered. If it had just been the ER ordering exams, we could have kept up, but we also had exams in the ICU, the OR, and on the floor. That were all STAT. And were all ordered within minutes of each other. I swear, the phone was ringing every five minutes with RNs wanting to know why such and such wasn't done yet. Guh.

Then the other tech took off a bit after ten o'clock, and when I tried to point out that his shift is supposed to be until eleven-thirty, he just gave me some vague b.s. about not wanting to stay that late. If we were slow, I'd have no problem with that, but when you've got x-ray and CT exams piled up, it's a pretty shitty thing to do. I mean, come on. This is the thanks I get for helping teach him how to do CT exams?

But I digress.

So I woke up, got ready for work, and headed out to my car, still wishing the entire time that I could just curl up in bed and go back to sleep. When I got to my car, I saw a piece of paper tucked under the windshield wipers, and, grumbling about stupid ads and the paper that they waste printing that crap, I pulled it out.

It wasn't an ad at all:

Praise his Noodly Goodness!


It made me smile.

So, thank you to the Pastafarian in San Diego that left that for me. It brought a much needed bit of cheer to a crazy, crazy night. I shall have a glass of grog for you on Friday.
piasharn: (Flying Spaghetti Monster)
Do you ever have those days when the alarm goes off, and all you want to do is shut the damn thing off and go back to sleep, because you just know it's going to be a craptastic day?

Yeah, that's how I felt last night when I got up to go to work. Plus, it turned out that my intuition was right; we got slaughtered. If it had just been the ER ordering exams, we could have kept up, but we also had exams in the ICU, the OR, and on the floor. That were all STAT. And were all ordered within minutes of each other. I swear, the phone was ringing every five minutes with RNs wanting to know why such and such wasn't done yet. Guh.

Then the other tech took off a bit after ten o'clock, and when I tried to point out that his shift is supposed to be until eleven-thirty, he just gave me some vague b.s. about not wanting to stay that late. If we were slow, I'd have no problem with that, but when you've got x-ray and CT exams piled up, it's a pretty shitty thing to do. I mean, come on. This is the thanks I get for helping teach him how to do CT exams?

But I digress.

So I woke up, got ready for work, and headed out to my car, still wishing the entire time that I could just curl up in bed and go back to sleep. When I got to my car, I saw a piece of paper tucked under the windshield wipers, and, grumbling about stupid ads and the paper that they waste printing that crap, I pulled it out.

It wasn't an ad at all:

Praise his Noodly Goodness!


It made me smile.

So, thank you to the Pastafarian in San Diego that left that for me. It brought a much needed bit of cheer to a crazy, crazy night. I shall have a glass of grog for you on Friday.
piasharn: (da Vinci Skull)
24 reasons to wear your seatbelt:

- Two broken cervical vertebrae
- Three compression fractures of the thoracic vertebrae
- Four broken ribs
- One large pneumothorax
- Four fractures in the pelvis
- One contused liver
- One perforated small intestine
- One bruised large intestine
- One open fracture of the distal femur
- Two broken tibias
- One broken fibula
- One open fracture of the foot
- One severed popliteal artery
- One dead friend

I will never understand why people don't use their seatbelts. It's not as if we don't have mountains of evidence illustrating how they will protect your health and your life.
piasharn: (da Vinci Skull)
24 reasons to wear your seatbelt:

- Two broken cervical vertebrae
- Three compression fractures of the thoracic vertebrae
- Four broken ribs
- One large pneumothorax
- Four fractures in the pelvis
- One contused liver
- One perforated small intestine
- One bruised large intestine
- One open fracture of the distal femur
- Two broken tibias
- One broken fibula
- One open fracture of the foot
- One severed popliteal artery
- One dead friend

I will never understand why people don't use their seatbelts. It's not as if we don't have mountains of evidence illustrating how they will protect your health and your life.
piasharn: (Sailor Garv)
You know it's going to be an interesting day when your first x-ray of the morning is of a patient with a vibrator stuck up his ass.
piasharn: (Sailor Garv)
You know it's going to be an interesting day when your first x-ray of the morning is of a patient with a vibrator stuck up his ass.

...blah

Sep. 7th, 2007 09:50 pm
piasharn: (Eve plus Leaf)
Have posted a photography gallery here. Will probably (maybe) post some new sketchbook images soon. Have been sick. Work has been hellishly busy. Plus, I have a broken window. Also, there was an earthquake and a thunderstorm (not at the same time) since I last posted. (The earthquake is normal. However, it is not supposed to rain in southern California during the summer, so people were a bit weirded out by the latter.)

But at least the weather has cooled off, and I am able to sleep comfortably again.
piasharn: (Delirium)
Just a couple of things that I wanted to make note of.

Harry Potter:

In case you haven't read them yet, there are a couple of good articles in which JKR explains a few things about the new book. This one mentions what Harry, Ron, Hermione, and some of the others do for a living, and this one reveals which character was originally going to die but didn't, and which two characters who were originally meant to live but were killed.

It figures, the deaths that I am most upset about were the ones that were supposed to have lived. *sniffles* Why did they both have to die?

One final thought, but there's a spoiler for the book, so it's behind the cut. )

Comic Con:

I just got back from the Convention Center where it is held and... Wow! I have a four-day pass, so I didn't do much today except wander around and absorb the atmosphere. I wish I had had enough time to make a cosplay outfit, but there's always next year.

What's really nifty is that it isn't too far from where I live, so I'm able to walk down there and not have to worry about parking. It's not a short walk, mind you, but it spares me the stress of driving around downtown San Diego and trying to find a place to park.

I can't wait for tomorrow... Neil Gaiman will be there!

*thud*

Mar. 9th, 2006 11:53 am
piasharn: (da Vinci anatomy)
Finally, Spring Break! Between school, work, and my internship I haven't had a day off (or even a day to sleep in) since around Christmas. I'd forgotten how nice it feels to lounge around in my pajamas and not have to do anything.

Spring is drawing ever closer, and with it the promise of graduation and leaving Michigan behind. (People keep asking me if I'll be homesick after I move. I tell them I'm homesick now.) There's also the possibility that I might be able to get a job as a student tech this summer, which means I can not only add experience to my resume, but I'll also be able to quit my current job sooner than I anticipated. (Wohoo!)

Anyhow, I haven't been able to keep up on much of anything lately. It's been nearly a month since I even booted up my computer. However, methinks I've heard some rumblings about a possible impeachment for Dubya. If that's true, then things are really looking good.
piasharn: (da Vinci anatomy)
Classes have commenced once more. As an introduction to one of them, the professor has been discussing the discovery of x-rays and radiation in general and how they were originally (mis)used. People went nuts over this stuff. Radon was put in everything from drinking water to toothpaste to suppositories because people thought it was healthy. Radiation was used to treat acne and enhance fertility (oh, the irony...) and a million other stupid things that just ended up giving people cancer.

The really scary thing is that this is just the tip of the iceburg. The list of incredibly idiotic things human beings have done to themselves in the belief that it was good for them goes on and on and on. Draining out a good deal of your blood in order to drain out an illness with it? Been there. Cutting holes into the skull to fix the balance of bodily "humours" (or release evil spirits)? Done that.

It makes me wonder how the hell we managed to survive as a species in the first place. It makes me think about what we are doing now that will be shown to be stupidly unhealthy sometime in the future.

(Oddly enough, it also gives me a bit of hope in the increasingly frightening political landscape. If we can survive that shit, we should have no problem surviving Dubya.)

Seriously, though, if you want a good laugh, go read about the history of medicine.
piasharn: (Tibetan Prayer Flag)
My New Year's Resolution™ for '06 is to stop procrastinating and to get more done. Do more art. Start one of those damn comic/doujinshi ideas I have. Do more reading/research. Write more entries on this thing. (In addition to finishing school, passing my boards, moving to San Diego with my cousin, finding an apartment, and getting a job in Radiography.)

...and it only took me six days to get around to posting that.

Damnit.

Arooooooo!

Mar. 10th, 2005 05:56 pm
piasharn: (Harry and Hedwig)
Yes, I am alive. I shall post a more in-depth entry detailing what the hell I've been doing later.

Maybe.

However, I have a brand new computer. (A Dell Dimension 3000, to be specific.) I would have gotten a Mac, because Macs kick ass, but those suckers are expensive. When I am a successful RT(R)* I shall certainly purchase one. At the moment, I am a poor college student.

Besides, Dell gave me free shipping and a free flat screen monitor. How cool is that?

On a completely unrelated note: Happy Birthday, Remus John Lupin!

I knew he was a Pisces.

* Registered Technologist (Radiography)

July 2012

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