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Night Shifts
Night Shift 2010.9

So, I survived night shifts. Actually, I rather enjoyed this go live. The doctors were all interesting and great discussion. The nurses were smart, savvy and hilarious. The system worked perfectly. In fact, I answered more questions about iPhones than their new EMR, which was both amusing and annoying.

The hardest thing was all the delays at the airport yesterday. I returned home about three hours late after getting up at 2, having a full 13 hour shift, driving to Akron and dealing with the travel.

Fox ordered dinner as requested and I ate, watched an episode of Castle - I mistakenly ordered it on site when exploring the Amazon app during a slow period - and promptly passed out until noon today. Got up. Shoveled and am now watching Star Trek and uploading photos with an Electra curled up on my lap.

I'm enjoying my recovery day. Feeling a little blah but cheerful. Will likely take Friday off after dealing with deadlines this week.

Missed Fox. Missed cats. Mised house. Glad to be home.
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followreasoning From: followreasoning Date: January 11th, 2010 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
What were/are you doing?

I like this photo, what do you shoot with, I know its Nikon and I wanna say D90 with a 50mm, regardless I likie =]
abmann From: abmann Date: January 11th, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was out on site supporting go live. When our customers turn on our systems, we send floor support to help users get through their workflows and troubleshoot issues and errors. I volunteered for 4 days and night shifts because they're hard to staff fully and I'm a manager - set the expectation that we do night shifts if we can. :)

The shifts themselves were easy enough. The hard part was that last day with the travel on top of the night shift.

And yup, that's a D90 and 50mm. I edited in Photoshop and Aperture to make it look like a cross-processed Fujifilm Superia photo which shifts toward purple.

Currently, I'm just chilling with cats under blankets watching Star Trek: The Next Generation. Yay!
followreasoning From: followreasoning Date: January 11th, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well that sounds more interesting than what I do with my days. Which is nothing =P

I'd love to hang out with cats all day.. my little heart would be complete.. For that I greatly envy you. Haha..
abmann From: abmann Date: January 11th, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
We get a recovery day - free day off - for weekends we work with these sorts of trips. Normally, I'm at work during the day. Less than exciting. Cats won't leave me alone when I'm home during the day, likely because I have the heat very low.
followreasoning From: followreasoning Date: January 11th, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh, I miss my cats. I'm lonely and lost without them. You know that ASPCA commercial with the kitties and puppies.. I literally want cry evey time that commercial is on. I don't even know if you know what the ASPCA is but basically an organization that takes abused and homeless animals and finds homes for them. I don't remember if you live in Canada or not..

Wow, I'm all over the place.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 11th, 2010 10:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I HATE the ASPCA commercials for just that reason. They are manipulative too.

I always adopt unwanted or stray pets when I find cats. I'm a huge fan of local animal shelters.

Where are your cats?
followreasoning From: followreasoning Date: January 11th, 2010 10:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm also a huge fan of shelters, but the ASPCA commercials cut me deep. Ugh, I can't even watch them I feel like a horrible human being. My boyfriend is allergic to cats so I can't have any unless I want him to die. My parents are keeping my cat, I've had her since I was 12 and they won't give her back to me, claiming when I moved out I gave up all parental rights for my cat. At least she is in a good home where she knows she's loved and not on the streets or something. I do miss her though and wish I could get another cat but at the moment I can't.. Sadly.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 11th, 2010 10:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have allergies. I take drugs because my cats matter more to me. :) Just stick him full of drugs and plan a jail break!
alyska From: alyska Date: January 12th, 2010 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
i'll take all of the tricycle and pirate kitties!
not_a_girl From: not_a_girl Date: January 11th, 2010 09:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dammit, your job sounds interesting.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 11th, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Occasionally, sure. I had a great discussion with one of the more resistant docs last night... er, yesterday morning about how to improve the system.

I could have done without the screaming babies. Pediatric ERs are hard.
not_a_girl From: not_a_girl Date: January 12th, 2010 01:46 am (UTC) (Link)
I find the medical establishment and human anatomy and physiology fascinating. That your job intersects with that seems cool to me.
followreasoning From: followreasoning Date: January 12th, 2010 03:15 am (UTC) (Link)
I love the human anatomy.. very interesting to me.
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