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  #61  
Old September 24th 04, 09:17 PM
Paul Griffiths
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"Cele" wrote in message
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On Tue, 21 Sep 2004 07:51:59 +0100, "Paul Griffiths"
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As a kid I used to think secrets were fun. These days I'm not so

sure.
Seems I grew up and got boring.

Well get back to your roots MAN!


I'll try and my roots aren't grey so maybe that'll make it easier.


Show off!


You complaining?

Being Child-LIKE is what keeps us from premature "oldness".


I agree but how would you define premature?


Before death.


I knew there was *some* reason that I like you so much.

Nothing better than a good swing at the park or a great sprinkler at

the
neighbors (or even your own!)


Agreed again but is that an invitation?


Hold up a sec while I get my camera....


Can we stop holding now?

snip

Hot pink waders? At the risk of talking stereotypes here, I think you
maybe looking for a gay fishing store. ;-)

Well that could very well work..... I DO have a thing for the men ya

know.
;-D


Which thing would that be exactly?


Yes...do tell....


I'm still waiting. Are you still waiting, Cele?

Lord knows a ROCK has more fashion sense than I. I need all the help I
can get.


We only have your word for this. Maybe you're better than you give

yourself
credit for.


You could post a pic, for general discussion....


Yeah we're good at that here.


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  #62  
Old September 25th 04, 12:40 AM
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Paul Griffiths wrote:

"Istara" wrote in message
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Purchgdss wrote:



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Nothing better than a good swing at the park or a great sprinkler at


the

neighbors (or even your own!)

Agreed again but is that an invitation?

Sure! My backyard swing and sprinkler are always open to all! Heh,


maybe

instead of a meeting somewhere in the middle of North America where it's


cold,

we should all meet in the south in the summer for a swinging and


sprinkler

party. Embarass our teenagers and thrill our younger ones!.......

Hey that could work! Someone loan me a younger child for a week so I


can

torment my Teen....


Hmm... We live in The South - in Georgia, USA - in a semi-sub-tropical
sort of climate. We have a swingset... A sprinkler... A 3-foot snap-set
swimming pool... A dog to run with... and an acre-plus back yard. We do
hay-rides with the lawn tractor and utility trailer, around Halloween.



So far so good.


You can borrow my nine-year-old (as long as you have him back by
bed-time)... And we ALWAYS have bubble stuff under the kitchen sink. :-)
You wouldn't want to be here in high summer - temps run around 100
degrees with 90+ % humidity during most of July and August - but April
thru June and early September are usually perfect for sprinkler parties
and cook-outs. :-)



Sounds like another good plan. Gonna be a busy year next year. :-))

snip

Lord knows a ROCK has more fashion sense than I. I need all the help I
can get.

We only have your word for this. Maybe you're better than you give


yourself

credit for.

sigh At the risk of embarassing myself, this has been drilled into me


by my

friends who are honest enough to send me home to re-coordinate my


colors.

Whoda thunk Flourescent Orange and plum purple would create such a


scene. 0;-D

Hey, at least you wear COLORS. I usually get sent home - if my friends
can find me - because I'm wearing such blah colors that I fade into the
background scenery. :-)



Spent much time in Special Forces have you?


(grin) Nah... Used to be a jail officer. When you're a 5-foot 4-inch
female, dealing mainly with 6-foot-plus drunken males, with an
occasional violent offender coming along for variety, the ability to do
a quick-fade becomes a survival mechanism - they can't hit you if they
can't see you, but you can sure drop them if you can catch them by
surprise. Unfortunately, wearing a uniform so much of the time plays
hell with a person's off-duty fashion sense, especially when they didn't
have much to start with. :-) Which I didn't.

Now I get to wear hospital scrubs in bright colors and patterns,
starting next week... And am probably going to have to take someone
along shopping to avoid getting plain blah green. :-) Anybody wanna
going scrub shopping?

~ Dor

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Old September 25th 04, 01:11 AM
Betsy
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"Istara" wrote in message
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Paul Griffiths wrote:

"Istara" wrote in message
. ..

Purchgdss wrote:



snip

Nothing better than a good swing at the park or a great sprinkler at


the

neighbors (or even your own!)

Agreed again but is that an invitation?

Sure! My backyard swing and sprinkler are always open to all! Heh,


maybe

instead of a meeting somewhere in the middle of North America where it's


cold,

we should all meet in the south in the summer for a swinging and


sprinkler

party. Embarass our teenagers and thrill our younger ones!.......

Hey that could work! Someone loan me a younger child for a week so I


can

torment my Teen....

Hmm... We live in The South - in Georgia, USA - in a semi-sub-tropical
sort of climate. We have a swingset... A sprinkler... A 3-foot snap-set
swimming pool... A dog to run with... and an acre-plus back yard. We do
hay-rides with the lawn tractor and utility trailer, around Halloween.



So far so good.


You can borrow my nine-year-old (as long as you have him back by
bed-time)... And we ALWAYS have bubble stuff under the kitchen sink. :-)
You wouldn't want to be here in high summer - temps run around 100
degrees with 90+ % humidity during most of July and August - but April
thru June and early September are usually perfect for sprinkler parties
and cook-outs. :-)



Sounds like another good plan. Gonna be a busy year next year. :-))

snip

Lord knows a ROCK has more fashion sense than I. I need all the help
I
can get.

We only have your word for this. Maybe you're better than you give


yourself

credit for.

sigh At the risk of embarassing myself, this has been drilled into me


by my

friends who are honest enough to send me home to re-coordinate my


colors.

Whoda thunk Flourescent Orange and plum purple would create such a


scene. 0;-D

Hey, at least you wear COLORS. I usually get sent home - if my friends
can find me - because I'm wearing such blah colors that I fade into the
background scenery. :-)



Spent much time in Special Forces have you?


(grin) Nah... Used to be a jail officer. When you're a 5-foot 4-inch
female, dealing mainly with 6-foot-plus drunken males, with an occasional
violent offender coming along for variety, the ability to do a quick-fade
becomes a survival mechanism - they can't hit you if they can't see you,
but you can sure drop them if you can catch them by surprise.
Unfortunately, wearing a uniform so much of the time plays hell with a
person's off-duty fashion sense, especially when they didn't have much to
start with. :-) Which I didn't.

Now I get to wear hospital scrubs in bright colors and patterns, starting
next week... And am probably going to have to take someone along shopping
to avoid getting plain blah green. :-) Anybody wanna going scrub shopping?

~ Dor


I will gladly lend you my expertise in this area. Being a nurse, having had
to wear "whites" during school, I went hog wild once I was allowed to wear
'anything that makes your patients smile.' My advice...stick with pastels;
lavender, teal, light blue. I wear plain colored slacks and multi
patterened tops. What type of office will you be working in? Helps to sort
what type of atmosphere to the kind of tops you wear. Being in Pediatric
homecare now, Scooby doo and pooh bear fit quite well. Lucky me!!

Betsy


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Old September 25th 04, 02:18 AM
Istara
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Betsy wrote:
"Istara" wrote in message
. ..


Paul Griffiths wrote:


"Istara" wrote in message
et...


Purchgdss wrote:


snip


Spent much time in Special Forces have you?



(grin) Nah... Used to be a jail officer. When you're a 5-foot 4-inch
female, dealing mainly with 6-foot-plus drunken males, with an occasional
violent offender coming along for variety, the ability to do a quick-fade
becomes a survival mechanism - they can't hit you if they can't see you,
but you can sure drop them if you can catch them by surprise.
Unfortunately, wearing a uniform so much of the time plays hell with a
person's off-duty fashion sense, especially when they didn't have much to
start with. :-) Which I didn't.

Now I get to wear hospital scrubs in bright colors and patterns, starting
next week... And am probably going to have to take someone along shopping
to avoid getting plain blah green. :-) Anybody wanna going scrub shopping?

~ Dor



I will gladly lend you my expertise in this area. Being a nurse, having had
to wear "whites" during school, I went hog wild once I was allowed to wear
'anything that makes your patients smile.' My advice...stick with pastels;
lavender, teal, light blue. I wear plain colored slacks and multi
patterened tops. What type of office will you be working in? Helps to sort
what type of atmosphere to the kind of tops you wear. Being in Pediatric
homecare now, Scooby doo and pooh bear fit quite well. Lucky me!!

Betsy


I'll be in a satellite surgical center (say that six times fast!),
employed as Med Records Coordinator. I'll get to bounce around,
multi-task, cross-train and help out elsewhere as needed, I'm sure, but
my primary contact should be with staff more than patients. Make sure
notes are transcribed correctly; transcribe if someone hasn't already
done it. Check the lab sheets, check the pre-op notes, check that
insurance verification is done, check the schedule, get it all together
in proper order and ready to go first thing on surgery day... That sort
of stuff. I'm told it will be my happy privelege to politely request the
doctors please turn their notes in on time, so that transcription can be
done sometime before the patient kicks off from old age... :-) I'm a
non-threatening, fairly inoffensive-looking type, physically, more like
someone's favorite aunt that bakes cookies than anything else... I
should be good at this, right? :-) I was thinking darker bottoms with
light or patterned tops. The center is supposed to supply a jacket with
my name on it. (fancy, huh? ) I'm gonna feel like such a fraud! But
it should be fun. Clogs, or sneakers?

~ Dor

  #65  
Old September 25th 04, 10:26 AM
Betsy
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"Istara" wrote in message
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Betsy wrote:
"Istara" wrote in message
. ..


Paul Griffiths wrote:


"Istara" wrote in message
. net...


Purchgdss wrote:


snip


Spent much time in Special Forces have you?



(grin) Nah... Used to be a jail officer. When you're a 5-foot 4-inch
female, dealing mainly with 6-foot-plus drunken males, with an occasional
violent offender coming along for variety, the ability to do a quick-fade
becomes a survival mechanism - they can't hit you if they can't see you,
but you can sure drop them if you can catch them by surprise.
Unfortunately, wearing a uniform so much of the time plays hell with a
person's off-duty fashion sense, especially when they didn't have much to
start with. :-) Which I didn't.

Now I get to wear hospital scrubs in bright colors and patterns, starting
next week... And am probably going to have to take someone along shopping
to avoid getting plain blah green. :-) Anybody wanna going scrub
shopping?

~ Dor



I will gladly lend you my expertise in this area. Being a nurse, having
had to wear "whites" during school, I went hog wild once I was allowed to
wear 'anything that makes your patients smile.' My advice...stick with
pastels; lavender, teal, light blue. I wear plain colored slacks and
multi patterened tops. What type of office will you be working in?
Helps to sort what type of atmosphere to the kind of tops you wear.
Being in Pediatric homecare now, Scooby doo and pooh bear fit quite well.
Lucky me!!

Betsy

I'll be in a satellite surgical center (say that six times fast!),
employed as Med Records Coordinator. I'll get to bounce around,
multi-task, cross-train and help out elsewhere as needed, I'm sure, but my
primary contact should be with staff more than patients. Make sure notes
are transcribed correctly; transcribe if someone hasn't already done it.
Check the lab sheets, check the pre-op notes, check that insurance
verification is done, check the schedule, get it all together in proper
order and ready to go first thing on surgery day... That sort of stuff.
I'm told it will be my happy privelege to politely request the doctors
please turn their notes in on time, so that transcription can be done
sometime before the patient kicks off from old age... :-) I'm a
non-threatening, fairly inoffensive-looking type, physically, more like
someone's favorite aunt that bakes cookies than anything else... I should
be good at this, right? :-) I was thinking darker bottoms with light or
patterned tops. The center is supposed to supply a jacket with my name on
it. (fancy, huh? ) I'm gonna feel like such a fraud! But it should be
fun. Clogs, or sneakers?

~ Dor


Surgery...the one place I never worked. LOL! I think you have the scrubs
figured out OK. As for the shoes...whatever you feel comfortable in, you
should wear. No sense wearing shoes that hurt your feet. Some places
prefer you wear white shoes...others don't have a preference. Good Luck to
you!

Betsy


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Old September 25th 04, 12:22 PM
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"Istara" wrote in message
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Paul Griffiths wrote:
"Istara" wrote in message
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Hey, at least you wear COLORS. I usually get sent home - if my friends
can find me - because I'm wearing such blah colors that I fade into the
background scenery. :-)


Spent much time in Special Forces have you?

(grin) Nah... Used to be a jail officer. When you're a 5-foot 4-inch
female, dealing mainly with 6-foot-plus drunken males, with an
occasional violent offender coming along for variety, the ability to do
a quick-fade becomes a survival mechanism - they can't hit you if they
can't see you, but you can sure drop them if you can catch them by
surprise.


Ooeer!

I'll just make a note of that for possible future reference, if you don't
mind.

Unfortunately, wearing a uniform so much of the time plays hell with
a person's off-duty fashion sense, especially when they didn't have
much to start with. :-) Which I didn't.


Yeah I can see how that would work.

Now I get to wear hospital scrubs in bright colors and patterns,
starting next week... And am probably going to have to take someone
along shopping to avoid getting plain blah green. :-) Anybody wanna
going scrub shopping?


No thanks. Nothing personal but I have more than enough memories of
hospitals as it is.

Bright colours and patterns sounds like fun though.


--
Paul Griffiths


  #67  
Old September 25th 04, 01:32 PM
Istara
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Paul Griffiths wrote:
"Istara" wrote in message
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Paul Griffiths wrote:

"Istara" wrote in message
et...



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Hey, at least you wear COLORS. I usually get sent home - if my friends
can find me - because I'm wearing such blah colors that I fade into the
background scenery. :-)

Spent much time in Special Forces have you?


(grin) Nah... Used to be a jail officer. When you're a 5-foot 4-inch
female, dealing mainly with 6-foot-plus drunken males, with an
occasional violent offender coming along for variety, the ability to do
a quick-fade becomes a survival mechanism - they can't hit you if they
can't see you, but you can sure drop them if you can catch them by
surprise.



Ooeer!

I'll just make a note of that for possible future reference, if you don't
mind.


Hehehehe... What I used to tell inmates, during in-processing - "You'll
find that I am just as nice as you will let me be. Behave, and we'll get
along just fine. Give me trouble and you'll wish you'd never met me." :-)

I generally had less trouble out of people than any of the other
jailers, though, barring our sergeant - who also was a short,
"Mom"-looking sort of person.


Unfortunately, wearing a uniform so much of the time plays hell with
a person's off-duty fashion sense, especially when they didn't have
much to start with. :-) Which I didn't.



Yeah I can see how that would work.


Now I get to wear hospital scrubs in bright colors and patterns,
starting next week... And am probably going to have to take someone
along shopping to avoid getting plain blah green. :-) Anybody wanna
going scrub shopping?



No thanks. Nothing personal but I have more than enough memories of
hospitals as it is.

Bright colours and patterns sounds like fun though.

I've had my share of time spent in hospitals, too. Never in but once for
myself (and that was childbirth, what can I say?), but I've spent more
nights than I care to count sitting watch in the cardiac unit, and the
ER, and such. I'd probably have some trouble adjusting if I had to work
in the main hospital itself, but this is a satellite clinic, day-surgery
unit with no extended care facility on premises.

And the colors and stuff DO sound fun, don't they? I talked to my
supervisor yesterday - she said the don't coordinate uniform, anymore,
so get whatever I liked.

 




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