Personnal lives or reckless? - page 7

i have a question as nurses when should it be a "you should know better because your a medical professional" or if it is just living out lives? see i often wonder if my hobby is one of... Read More

  1. by   Altra
    Quote from mauser

    My question to skydivers - what if you change your mind? At least scuba diving, if I feel uncomfortable with the dive, I can go back up. What do you do after you jump? Sorry, changed my mind?????
    Hee hee ...

    Well, Mauser, you're on the ground within 2 minutes, so there's really no time for second thoughts. You're committed. :chuckle
  2. by   teeituptom
    Quote from NurseChick04
    Wannabee,
    Have you ever heard the term "Nurses eat their young?". LOL..I feel sorry for you when you get out of school into the nursing field. With that attitude of yours you will be gobbled up in no time!


    Well maybe its because some of them new lil Graduate Nurses look so tasty and tender
  3. by   teeituptom
    Quote from mauser
    I am 47 and a student. I don't feel I am "starting late." I am starting when I chose to start.

    Okay, my turn. I ride horse, hike with my GS dog, hunt - both rifle and bow. For stupid, try sitting in a 2 x 2 tree stand 15 feet off the ground in heavy wind and rain for hours - alone in the wilderness. Duh! (hey, but I got my bear). And scuba dive. The scariest thing I do is allow my 17 year old daughter to ride dirt bike and play rugby!

    My question to skydivers - what if you change your mind? At least scuba diving, if I feel uncomfortable with the dive, I can go back up. What do you do after you jump? Sorry, changed my mind?????


    If you change your mind, you just stick out a thumb and hitch a ride

    Just remember though hitch hiking is illegal in some places
  4. by   mamabear
    Having almost died 3 times (never mind how), I tend to throw caution to the winds. For example, I don't wear my seatbelt when I'm driving. In Indiana, pick-up trucks are exempt. :hatparty: When I ride on the back of my husband's motorcycle, I DON'T WEAR A HELMET!! :hatparty: Helmets protect one's head only in accidents involving speeds under 25 mph. I would rather die outright than have a high cord injury and "live" on life support for years. The one time my husband and I were in a wreck, I broke my right foot and he broke his clavicle. My mother said if we'd been wearing our helmets, that wouldn't have happened.
    Is my spelling, punctuation, grammar and syntax okay? Wow, I sure hope so.
  5. by   TennNurse
    I don't ride as much as I used to (my boys are dangerously close to becoming pasture ornaments) but I raised my 4-year-old from a 5-month-old weanling who was rescued from a meat packing plant. He has been the light of my life ever since he entered it, and I did not leave my cheating, abusive ex-husband until I was able to get Bailey home with me. I was prepared to sell a kidney if necessary. When I ride him, I do it very carefully, more out of concern for screwing him up for life than for me. But it is exhilarating- nothing, nothing, nothing comes close to hearing the wind whip past you from the back of a galloping horse. And when he's your baby, and you have that bond established with him, it's just surreal. Gets me a little teary-eyed just thinking about it.
    It has been my experience that horse people, or anyone else with a hobby/passion, are just too content with themselves and life in general to even consider making the effort to compose lengthy, snippy criticisms over another person's spelling. Trust me, if you're raising horses, and your other job is nursing, you don't have that kind of time.
    As wannabee has not yet responded to any of this, I trust that (s?)he has finally found a hobby of his/her own.
  6. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from hogan4736
    This board may not be the place to critique one's grammar, but let's not underestimate and undervalue the importance of good grammar. Spellcheck and calculators have made laziness acceptable in the classroom (I stand by my mother's famous words: "Look it up in the dictionary")

    Sean
    I don't think anyone is devaluing proper spelling and grammar. They're just remarking upon how petty it is to point out such errors while largely ignoring the substance of the post, and how bitter such a critique seems.
  7. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from Pamela_g_c
    EH HEM! Yes, who DID say that? Nurse's would NEVER do that would we?!?!?!?

    Pam
    Heavens, no!

    We would never, smoke, drink, eat fatty foods, or jay-walk, either!
  8. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from mercyteapot
    I don't think anyone is devaluing proper spelling and grammar. They're just remarking upon how petty it is to point out such errors while largely ignoring the substance of the post, and how bitter such a critique seems.
    I agree. However, I reserve the right to correct people when they write HIPPA instead of the correct HIPAA!
  9. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    I agree. However, I reserve the right to correct people when they write HIPPA instead of the correct HIPAA!
    I see that mistake a lot; even in professional publications. The director of our state's Title V program sent out a memo with it spelled the wrong way. Somehow, I didn't think it would be a wise career move to send her a note pointing out her mistake!
  10. by   mamabear
    I sure hope so!
  11. by   mamabear
    Quote from TennNurse
    I don't ride as much as I used to (my boys are dangerously close to becoming pasture ornaments) but I raised my 4-year-old from a 5-month-old weanling who was rescued from a meat packing plant. He has been the light of my life ever since he entered it, and I did not leave my cheating, abusive ex-husband until I was able to get Bailey home with me. I was prepared to sell a kidney if necessary. When I ride him, I do it very carefully, more out of concern for screwing him up for life than for me. But it is exhilarating- nothing, nothing, nothing comes close to hearing the wind whip past you from the back of a galloping horse. And when he's your baby, and you have that bond established with him, it's just surreal. Gets me a little teary-eyed just thinking about it.
    It has been my experience that horse people, or anyone else with a hobby/passion, are just too content with themselves and life in general to even consider making the effort to compose lengthy, snippy criticisms over another person's spelling. Trust me, if you're raising horses, and your other job is nursing, you don't have that kind of time.
    As wannabee has not yet responded to any of this, I trust that (s?)he has finally found a hobby of his/her own.
    Oops! I meant I sure hope wannabee has finally found a hobby/got a life :chuckle I'm still kind of new at this computer stuff.
  12. by   wonderbee
    Danger? I laugh at danger! I've driven in Pittsburgh. Even worse, I've been a passenger with my son (think's he's Dale Ernhardt Jr.) driving in Pittsburgh. We're talking scary.
  13. by   MandyInMS
    Hobbies in my 'younger' years: riding horses, motorcycles,mud racing,riding 4wheelers,dancing,swimming.
    Hobbies now:sleeping,eating,surfing the net,yard work......
    Dang...I just realized how BORINGGGGGGG I've become...lol

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