I'm grateful for you crusty old bats - page 7

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  1. Visit  Cat_LPN profile page
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    I'm not yet old, but I am pretty crusty and a also a bit of a bat.

    Sometimes I do think to myself, "Wow, I really am already a crusty old bat of a nurse."
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  2. Visit  xtxrn profile page
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    Quote from Cat_LPN
    I'm not yet old, but I am pretty crusty and a also a bit of a bat.

    Sometimes I do think to myself, "Wow, I really am already a crusty old bat of a nurse."
    As long as the bat doesn't come with a "ding", you're good


    Latin term: dingus batticus.... it's official
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  3. Visit  exnavygirl-RN profile page
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    Moderation is the key. I tend to get a blood sugar spike when I eat too many.

    Quote from diva rn
    I'm trying to cut down, so one's my limit these days..
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  4. Visit  xtxrn profile page
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    Quote from exnavygirl-RN
    Moderation is the key. I tend to get a blood sugar spike when I eat too many.
    You must be getting some of the good ones. I've gotten some sour, a few hot (headed), and MANY bitter.... where are you doing your newbie hunting ?
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  5. Visit  jahra profile page
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    Quote from sharpeimom
    how's this for a second t-shirt idea? any additions?on a black t-shirt or sweatshirt:

    [color=#a5a5a5]charter member crusty old bat society

    [color=#a5a5a5]membership requirements:

    [color=#a5a5a5]1. must have already passed state board exam (not nclex)

    [color=#a5a5a5]2. must remember: glass iv bottles, bedpan hoppers,bulk meds

    [color=#a5a5a5]3. must have eaten at least one whiny young student

    [color=#a5a5a5]4. must have helped many many young nurses and students

    [color=#a5a5a5]5. must have shed buckets of tears after the family leaves

    [color=#a5a5a5]6. must have helped one young md when he hesitated too long

    [color=#a5a5a5]7. must remember how to calculate iv flow rate w/o machine

    [color=#a5a5a5]8. must wear heavily starched underwear when on duty

    [color=#a5a5a5]9. must remember cuban heels clicking down the hall

    [color=#a5a5a5]10must have a permanent bunk in the bat cave



    wearing navy blue cape with red lining optional...
    i am a cob looking in antique stores for one of these gems.

    11. new cob black cape with webbed wings and nursing caduceus available soon.
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  6. Visit  xtxrn profile page
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    Quote from jahra
    Wearing navy blue cape with red lining optional...
    I am a COB looking in antique stores for one of these gems.

    11. New COB black cape with webbed wings and nursing caduceus available soon.
    Heh heh heh..... Winter gloves must be webbed as well

    Whoever isn't too decrepit, maybe get one of those gravity gizmos, and hang upside down at some time during the day (or is that ???)
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  7. Visit  Always_Learning profile page
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    Quote from DixieRedHead
    Don't look at me. I like young nurses. Had two for breakfast. Very tasty.
    Quote from diva rn
    I'm trying to cut down, so one's my limit these days..
    Err, I hear if you sprinkle this on your newb...I mean...food, you eat less.....eh? eh?? [www.savethenewbies.com] << Not a real website.....or is it? LOL


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  8. Visit  xtxrn profile page
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    Quote from Always_Learning
    Err, I hear if you sprinkle this on your newb...I mean...food, you eat less.....eh? eh?? [www.savethenewbies.com] << Not a real website.....or is it? LOL





    http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=...8&fr=yfp-t-701
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  9. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from sharpeimom
    how's this for a second t-shirt idea? any additions?on a black t-shirt or sweatshirt:

    charter member crusty old bat society

    membership requirements:

    1. must have already passed state board exam (not nclex)

    2. must remember: glass iv bottles, bedpan hoppers,bulk meds

    3. must have eaten at least one whiny young student

    4. must have helped many many young nurses and students

    5. must have shed buckets of tears after the family leaves

    6. must have helped one young md when he hesitated too long

    7. must remember how to calculate iv flow rate w/o machine

    8. must wear heavily starched underwear when on duty

    9. must remember cuban heels clicking down the hall

    10. must have a permanent bunk in the bat cave
    just another old bat checking in!!!

    have a permanent bald spot where your hair was removed with your cap when pulled off you head!!
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  10. Visit  exnavygirl-RN profile page
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    Once reality sets in they become sour and hot headed. They have to get past the "I'm going to be a super nurse and everyone's gonna love me" phase. That's when they're gushing with sweetness. Slurp. cough cough



    Quote from xtxrn
    You must be getting some of the good ones. I've gotten some sour, a few hot (headed), and MANY bitter.... where are you doing your newbie hunting ?
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  11. Visit  sharpeimom profile page
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    Quote from xtxrn
    heh heh heh..... winter gloves must be webbed as well :d

    maybe the cob cape and webbed gloves could become a part of the official an guide uniform. with an guide badge for guides and with an an badge for nonguides??

    whoever isn't too decrepit, maybe get one of those gravity gizmos, and hang upside down at some time during the day (or is that ???)
    typing upsidedown right now...*

    Quote from esme12
    just another old bat checking in!!!

    have a permanent bald spot where your hair was removed with your cap when pulled off you head!!
    no, but my husband has been bald since grad school. do i get partial points for that?
    my hair finally grew back after a traction set-up attacked my cap, barette, and head/hair.


    *about five months after we bought our house (rambling 152 year old) my husband got an academic research grant about 2500 miles away. he was gone all summer. i heard every creak and weird noise
    that house made. i began to hear a hum and our house restorer checked it out. nothing.

    one night i came home about midnight, took the dog out, and went upstairs to bed. our walk-in closet
    extends across the entire shorter end of the bedroom and is about six feet deep. we have rods for hanging things on two sides, a built-in dresser with very deep shelves over it that go to the top of the 11'
    ceiling. the fourth side is hooks and more shelves. i turned on the in-closet light, and began to hang up my clothes and/or put them in the hamper. suddenly, i felt rather than heard that i wasn't alone.

    suddenly i was wide awake! many many bats were hanging upside down all over the hanging clothes, things folded on shelves, in our shoes, and in the hamper. i'm not a screamer, but i think my
    scream was heard in the yukon territory! they just looked at me as if to say, "turn out that light and close the door! we're sleeping!"

    i called a contractor friend of ours and he came -- still in his pjs! that's a really great guy!
    they had to be removed alive and relocated to a nearby state park by bat experts. final count?
    about 100. turns out we had a nickel-sized hole near the ceiling over the dresser. the good news is that a local bat conservation group did the relocation and home owners insurance paid for repairs.
    and i didn't collapse!:d
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  12. Visit  Altra profile page
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    Quote from sharpeimom
    one night i came home about midnight, took the dog out, and went upstairs to bed. our walk-in closet
    extends across the entire shorter end of the bedroom and is about six feet deep. we have rods for hanging things on two sides, a built-in dresser with very deep shelves over it that go to the top of the 11'
    ceiling. the fourth side is hooks and more shelves. i turned on the in-closet light, and began to hang up my clothes and/or put them in the hamper. suddenly, i felt rather than heard that i wasn't alone.

    suddenly i was wide awake! many many bats were hanging upside down all over the hanging clothes, things folded on shelves, in our shoes, and in the hamper. i'm not a screamer, but i think my
    scream was heard in the yukon territory! they just looked at me as if to say, "turn out that light and close the door! we're sleeping!"

    i called a contractor friend of ours and he came -- still in his pjs! that's a really great guy!
    they had to be removed alive and relocated to a nearby state park by bat experts. final count?
    about 100. turns out we had a nickel-sized hole near the ceiling over the dresser. the good news is that a local bat conservation group did the relocation and home owners insurance paid for repairs.
    and i didn't collapse!:d
    i almost shrieked just reading this!
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  13. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    That made my skin crawl!!!!!! All I could think of was "Holy Crap!!"

    I remember I used to practictally glue the darn cap on my head and every drunk and baby made everyeffort to remove it several times a shift besides the times it would get tangled in IV tubing, pumps and those damn curtains.....I swore I had bald spots from all the hair pulled out with my cap removal by the local drunks....LOL That was one major plus when we stopped wearing them....
    nrsang97 and sharpeimom like this.

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