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My kind of factory!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

I find this hilarious!
It's obvious that I am enjoying studying GI...all about butts& guts

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Swine Flu ADVICE - latest info from Dept. of Health

Friday, September 04, 2009

This is important for your health as well as others...........

If you wake up looking like this,

don't go to work

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CATIATM 9/11/2009 7:52AM


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GETN2GOAL 9/6/2009 11:30PM

    I am so glad I checked out this blog. I needed a good laugh and this did it. emoticon emoticon emoticonLinda

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MSPUDGE 9/5/2009 12:02AM

  Not buying any of this. Flu is flu. Normal precautions. They are fomenting hysteria. emoticon

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MULL6505 9/4/2009 12:33PM

    Good One!

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MARYGNOMES 9/4/2009 12:11PM

    OMG! You mean I should have stayed home!! emoticon

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Results of eating to much garlic

Friday, August 21, 2009

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PUPPERWUPPER 3/7/2010 12:34AM


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CATIATM 8/25/2009 6:22PM

    emoticon Oh my! emoticon

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_MAOMAO_ 8/22/2009 1:22AM

  emoticon agree w/ Wanda, must've been more than the garlic!
emoticon emoticon those have been my only garlic OD fx!

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WANDAC2013 8/21/2009 11:49PM

    OMG......LMAO!!!!!! I have a feeling it was a bit more than garlic she ate, though.... emoticon

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MARLENE160 8/21/2009 11:40PM

    Took a few seconds, but I got it.

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MINDYHGP 8/21/2009 11:38PM

    emoticon ROFL That's great! Thanks!

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A new definition of portable toilet!

Friday, August 07, 2009

I haven't figured out how yet, but I know that somehow, someway, this comes in handy!!

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RUSSELLORAMA 8/9/2009 9:46PM

    Ha! Once you figure it out, let me know!

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MARGOMCP 8/9/2009 4:47PM

    Looks like it has advertising on it? Wonder what that's about.

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CATIATM 8/7/2009 8:11PM

    Waaaaa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! emoticon

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CHANGES4KAREN 8/7/2009 10:56AM

    Ha, ha, too funny! emoticon

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To say or not to say...

Sunday, March 01, 2009

For the most part, I consider myself a fairly ‘emotionally stable person’. I can take a lot of crap and just let it roll off my back; if something does get to me, I can usually make a joke about it and laugh it off. That is why I was really shocked when I reacted in the exact opposite manner to something that my mom said last week.

Not surprisingly, when I found out that I was accepted to medical school, my parents were the first ones that I called. Most parents would have said that they were proud, or at least congratulations. But the response that my mom gave was, “well it’s about time”. Although this is a typical response from my mom, and it didn’t really faze me right away, I was furious the next day at work. I yelled at a couple inmates (never good) for minor things that I normally wouldn’t even worry about and was honestly to upset to do my research paper until just a few hours before it was due. I had to call in sick to work on Monday to do it…

After talking to my parents, I called my BF, and the first thing he said was he was proud of me. He has known me for ~3 months; they have known me for 27 years. He can say it and they can’t. Although he knows it still bothers me somewhat, he can’t help but to joke about it (he’s as corrupt as me). He has told me several times I need to utilize the employee assistance program at work and get professional help.

I just can’t believe that I lost control of my emotions and allowed myself to stay mad for nearly 4 days over something so trivial. Maybe I do need professional help……

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    If your comment about maybe needing help is real and not just said jokingly, you might want to check out Spark's "Dealing with Depression" team.

Sometimes it's easier to talk to others who have been through your experiences and pain who are very non-judgmental. With the current size of the team in excess of 765.000 members, chances are that someone will have experiences so close to yours you might as well have been twins.

As someone who battles Chronic Depression (my Seratonin levels run from low to nearly non-existent), I've been a member of the team since it was co-founded by five ladies and myself more than 6 years ago - so of course I am prejudiced.

BTW, congratulations on your acceptance into Medical School. You will probably find yourself just a bit busy.

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HOTIRISH13 10/2/2009 10:19PM

    I feel your pain, I remember when my mother called me (years ago);talked about my brothers and my sister and how wonderful their houses and their lives were, etc. They had just come from a visit from my house in VA. It was a five bedroom house (granted - small rooms). I was extremely proud (My husband and I were in our 30s). She never said one thing about me or my family or house. I suffered over that one for weeks. Obviously, I still remember it but I can fluff it off - she is gone and I miss her.

Write it all down (for gosh sakes not on email but on Word or notepad); look at it the next day. Save it; look at it a week or a month later, you will feel differently; when you don't care anymore - delete it. You are done. I just saved you big $$$$.

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MARGOMCP 4/21/2009 12:00PM

    I don't think you're silly at all for reacting as you did. They should have said they were proud and they blew it, not you! It hurts! emoticon

Comment edited on: 4/21/2009 12:02:51 PM

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CHERIE55 3/24/2009 1:08AM

    I am so happy for you! Parents can really miss the mark sometimes! we are truly far from perfect. I am sorry that you were so hurt!

Were you able to talk to your mom about this?

Great Job on your acceptance! That is so wonderfully awesome! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You deserve the greatest job from your wonderful accomplishment! I am proud of you!

Cherie emoticon

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RUSSELLORAMA 3/2/2009 2:30AM

    emoticon That is wonderful news. I'm sorry you didn't get the response you expected from your mother. I hope that you are proud of yourself as well!

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QUEMBEL1 3/1/2009 9:23PM

    As a parent of college students, I know we are not perfect so I have nothing to say about your mom. But I do want to say...
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CATIATM 3/1/2009 2:05PM

    Or maybe your mother's stupidly callous remark really cut you deeply because she's important to you, and her approval means a great deal to you. And if people who've only known you a short time can suss it out, then someone who has known you your whole life surely should have.

Oh, and by the way, CONGRATULATIONS! That is AWESOME! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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