March 22nd, 2001

my lips


found out today at our meeting that one of the techs had to be "let go." thanks boss, that really helps our short-staff situation.

marty and i were able to get a few words in before the meeting was finished. fc says he will see about getting e.r. to at least stop putting patients in 'our' hallway. he doesn't think he can do anything about the other hallways though.

i wanted to talk about the nurses ordering x-rays, but at 4 o'clock, the meeting was officially over (the day techs wanted to go home now).

one of the things that i had been thinking about got brought up. i was wondering perhaps we could either lengthen some of our pm shifts a little further past midnight, say 4 10 hour shifts in 3 12 hour shifts. i think i would like that... get 3 days off and work 4 days for 10 hours instead.
or we might just hire (yeah sure) another person to come in. like i said, it was brought up, but if it happens i'll actually be quite surprised.
my lips


i got home tonight from work, and saw what i thought was a scrawny sick cat in the parking lot, so i got out of the truck to investigate. it ran away from me, slowly, and i thought to myself that it wasn't running like a cat would. so i thought maybe it was a small dog. but then it started climbing the tree. so i really got close to get a good look. it was an opossum! i ran inside to grab a camera, and looked the picture up in the dictionary to make sure i had the right animal, ran outside, but i couldn't see it anymore. the tree in my backyard is right up against the fence with the neighbor's window right there, and i didn't want them to think i was trying to look inside, especially with a camera in my hand. but it really was an opossum! way too fucking weird. dictionary says they're supposed to be on the east coast of america... shit, it's a long way from there! must have been someone's pet... didn't seem too frightened of me... just enough to keep away.