Personnal lives or reckless? - page 3

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   Jayonoway
    Just possibly an observation: anyone think that as nurses we seek out thrilling activities outside of work to mimic the rush of work? I know when I worked a very busy ortho floor I would try to pack in as much on my off days as I could so my day "flew" by....mimicing my work day? Crazy, huh?

    And, oh! by the way.....Wannabe "you have been found ridiculous " Tisk Tisk for being so Witchy!
  2. by   Energizer Bunny
    I'm just kind of giggling at the fact that one poster got in such an uproar about spelling. Seriously, it just happened on another thread today and I don't understand what in the world the big deal is? Man!

    As for dangerous hobbies...well, there is chasing after balls in the street so that my kids don't run after them. LOL! I really have a very simple, boring life right now (that is, until school starts!) I have read of some skydivers on here though. Actually, quite a few of them here.
  3. by   jyoung1950
    I'm not a nurse (I'm a CNA). I used to have horses years ago but can't afford them right now.

    Were I able to, you bet I'd have them now!

    Girlfriend, you keep on riding and jumping and make sure you continue to earn an income that will let you enjoy your hobby on your time off. I know horses are not cheap.

    The most wonderful high in the world is riding atop a galloping horse!
  4. by   MrsWampthang
    I used to ride horses with a couple of friends when I was in grade school and high school, but now the closest I get to horses is seeing them in parades. I would love to own/ride horses! Still Riding-you keep on riding and have a blast; I will envy you from cyberspace!
    And good luck in your endeaver to become a nurse. Smart move to do it right out of high school; wish I had been that decisive at that age instead of getting married to get out of the house.
    As for spelling, it's not everything. You will learn how to write good narratives in nursing school because you will be writing lots and lots of seemingly meaningless papers. As you said there is always spell check and the good old dictionary.

    Pam :hatparty:
  5. by   MrsWampthang
    Quote from CCU NRS
    ZJust a little something fo the lighter side

    The pweor of the hmuan mnid
    Aoccdrnig to rscheearch codnutced at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are tpyed, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit oedrer. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?
    Funny, I was thinking about that very thing when I read the response to the OP!

  6. by   MrsWampthang
    Quote from jemb
    unprotected sex... (Who said that?)
    EH HEM! Yes, who DID say that? Nurse's would NEVER do that would we?!?!?!?

  7. by   lisamc1RN
    My son rides horses. He doesn't jump, though! Thank God, because I don't think I could watch my baby do that! :chuckle But (sorry, bad grammar), I let him do it because there are just some things in life that are going to be risky. He loves what he does, and I believe the riding is a very important thing to him. I hope and pray that he is never seriously injured, but I won't make him stop riding for a "what if." Keep on riding! Yeehaw!
  8. by   prmenrs
    Just be sure and wear a REALLY GOOD helmet, ok?
  9. by   Jay-Jay
    'And thus as I rode,
    My heart pounded in time
    with the grey that strode,
    With lawn-muted stride,
    with snorting and chinking

    And one great happiness lightened my heart,
    and, I knew, if in falling, this life I'd depart,
    To heaven I'd be sinking!

    Borres Freiherr von Munchenhausen
    As one who has ridden a great deal in the past (and has the scars to show for it!) I can well understand the previous posts. I would love to go back to it, but I found I don't bounce as well as I did when I was younger, and injuries take longer to heal. [Sigh.] Maybe some day....

    P.S.: If anyone can figure out how to do umlauts on this chat board, please let me know!
    Last edit by Jay-Jay on May 25, '04
  10. by   Rhoresmith
    Good luck with school, and be careful riding and like prmenrn said make sure you have a good helmet. I wish I would have started school so much younger [sigh] but now I feel that I want it so bad that nothing will stop me cause I am running out of time.
    As for the errors when I am in school my brain is so full and tired that even the simplest words just can't be spelled correctly and grammer forget it this place is my down time so as long as you can read it I don't care, so please come here and relax and sorry that you have been bashed but do you feel the love that has been extended

  11. by   NewEnglandRN
    Don't know if this would be considered a hobby, but I LOVE scary rides at amusement parks. Especially fast Roller Coasters! Other than that, taking care of three kids can put me in some pretty dangerous situations!

  12. by   Brian
    Quote from wannabee
    as far as hobbies go, i say "to each his own."

    but, as far as you joining the profession, i suggest you take a refresher course in grammar and spelling before you apply to nursing school. didn't you just graduate from high school? how can your grammar be that bad when you just got out of school? just how many concussions have you had?

    i'm sorry to be so mean, but i am applying to nursing school late in life and i am very nervous about getting into school. it makes me sick to know that people who can't even speak or write their own language could be accepted.

    please re-read the tos and abide by our policy, basically, please try being nice and please keep to the topic of the [font='times new roman']discussion. your response had nothing to do with the topic of discussion, but rather just your post that was criticizing the op's spelling.
    Last edit by brian on May 26, '04
  13. by   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")