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Who's on your TOP TEN LIST?

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It's a meme - A SEXY MEME!
Sit down and compose your TOP TEN FANTASY LIST - of CELEBRITIES. Then go to the Internet and copy your favorite sexy pic of the celeb and post as part of your answer. Be sure to tell everyone WHY this hottie gets you hot!!! Start off with #10 and build up to your #1.

Now GO!!!

10. ALYSSA MILANO

She was such a HAWT TOMBOY on Who's The Boss in the 80's!

9. GILLIAN ANDERSON

Sexy Hot Doctor chasing down David Duchovny and paranormal phenomenon!!! Yum!

8. KATE WINSLET

I wanted to be Leonardo DiCaprio making out with her in the back seat of that car stored below deck in Titanic! Steaming up the windows....WHACK! (hand against the window) She moans out!

7. GINA GERSHON & JENNIFER TILLY

This pair has to count as one. I can't rank one over the other! If you have not seen BOUND... what rock have you been under? It's only the hottest lesbian sex scenes in mainstream cinema!!!

6. DREW BARRYMORE

She's been hot in everything since she was legal. We are abo…

White Lies, Black Lies, and What Lies In-Between

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I will freely admit that I am an accomplished artist of spinning white lies. The kind you tell the cable company for sympathy so they will work with you to keep the internet and TV on. The kind that keeps bill collectors from blowing your phone up with harassing calls. The kind that spares someone's feelings when you forget their birthday. The kind that will excuse your expected presence from a family function you just don't feel up to making. Yeah, those are the little white lies I am really good at.

Then there are black lies. The flat out malicious lies that ruin peoples' lives. The one's that cost people their jobs, wreck marriages, break up happy homes, tarnish reputations, turn children against parents. I could site examples, but why beat dead horses? Those lies you never recover from. Not really. You move on, but their scars are still ugly and painful. The kind of scars that never heal and go away. You spend your days trying not to dwell when you have been hurt by…

All I want for Christmas Eve....

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Is a 33 year old hemodialysis patient, in respiratory distress failure!!!

MUST:
*Be overdue for dialysis.
*Have missed dialysis for a stupid reason.
*Miss dialysis because "transportation" didn't show up today.
*Miss dialysis because no one could drive him the 1/2 mile to dialysis.
*Not go to the hospital 6 hours ago when he started huffin & puffin.
*Refuse to go the the hospital with dialysis capabilities.
*Demand to go to the hospital bandaid box across the street from dialysis.
*Demand to go to the hospital bandaid box 1/2 mile down the street.
*Have a blood pressure of 250/140 and a pulse of 120.
(No, seriously!)
*Get hypoxic when the ER decreases the 15LPM on the non-rebreather.
*Get hypoxic agitation and start coming off the gurney.
*Not have any realistic peripheral IV access.
*Have scars from all the cut-downs and previous central lines.
*GET NASAL INTUBATION BY REALLY HOT ATTENDING - WHILE CONSCIOUS!!!
*Finally get a femoral central line.
*GET AN IMMEDIATE RSI BECAUSE NASAL …

A Brilliant Realization? Not really...

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Today, we were discussing the legendary drag performer Mr. Charlie Brown.

Around this time Paula Deen came on Food Network, which is nearly always on our TV. If you haven't read my post on Food Network Addiction.

I suddenly realized that Mr. Charlie Brown looks an awful lot like Ms. Paula Deen. Actually, Ms. Paula Deen looks an awful lot like Mr. Charlie Brown. I figure the later to be the case, seeing as Paula Deen's Homepage FAQ's divulges that "The sweetest man named Jamie Cribbs does my hair for me."

I think I found her hair-dresser's inspiration!!!

Another Name Generator?

Ok... while prepping for my next post, I ran across this little savory waste of 2 minutes you will never get back: DRAG QUEEN NAME GENERATOR

Give it s shot and post YOUR DRAG QUEEN NAME in my comments!

Mine was Ivana Dick.
Strange.
Maybe it's temporarily out of order?

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS...

(IS EQUAL RIGHTS!!!)

Please pass this along.
Saturday Dec 13, from 1pm-5pm - there will be an Equal Rights Demonstration @ Phipps & Lenox Malls, Atlanta (Buckhead), Georgia. This will be a carry over from the Prop 8 Protest at the State Capitol a few weeks back.

Here's the link: SOUTHERN VOICE ARTICLE.
ATLANTA ACTIVISTS TO PROTEST SATURDAY
From Southern Voice: 12-12-08

The same Atlanta organizers who put on the Nov. 15 gay rights rally at the State Capitol hope hundreds turn out again Saturday for their next visibility action, “All I Want for Christmas is Equal Rights.”

The protest, designed to build on the momentum from last month’s event, is set for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the sidewalks around Lenox Mall and Phipps Plaza.

“There won’t be any speakers like the last rally because it just won’t work because it’s on sidewalks,” organizer Jeff Schade told Southern Voice last week. “We are asking people to bring signs, like they did last time.

“We will have bullhorns and be leading chants, so …

Proud to call Atlanta home?

Where have I been? Somehow I missed this news story. Apparently a 20-something with Bi-Polar Disorder recently went ape-shit on an elderly lady on the subway. It was caught on video, and of course it then went viral on YouTube.

Once she was arrested, the outcries for sympathy and understanding from the family went out to the local media. And subsequently TONS of vlogs came out in response to her actions, her arrest, her family, etc. All I can say is watch the video and form your own opinion. Be aware that this is FULL of vulgarities if you are going to view it around others.



My personal opinion is that this is a disgrace! Bi-Polar or not. It was her responsibility to take her medication. It was a conscious choice not to do so, and therefore she should be held accountable for her actions when she didn't. If you choose to drink and drive, you have to answer for it when you are arrested or when you cause an accident.

As far as the brother posting a plea on YouTube for sympathy and under…

Final Conclusion in Teen's Death.....

Atlanta 911 Chief has final word on recent teen death

The autopsy concluded that classroom horseplay caused a fractured clavicle, which severed the teen'ssubclavian artery.

Several factors contribute here:
1. The call was dispatched as "chest pain", with probably NO indication of trauma or injury.
2. Without suspicion of trauma, paramedics might treat treat cardiac arrest based on the presumption of a cardiac etiology, not factoring in occult BLOOD LOSS requiring fluid challenge.
3. Lack of the extra hands makes working the arrestdifficult, but NOT impossible. This was a load and go call. Take the school officers to help perform CPR if fireman aren't available. They were trained in CPR. Some help is better than NO help. Clinically and Legally speaking. (From personal experience the police are less big-headed, and will actually listen to your directions and requests, and can perform adequate CPR just as good as a fireman. Too many cooks spoil the soup, same with paramedic …

Firefighters...

I heard the groans already. Many adept paramedics and EMT's cringe at the word. Stereotypically, when fire department personnel shows up at your scene (and nothing is actually on FIRE), things tend to go to shit quickly.

However... IF THEY ALL LOOKED LIKE THIS....




SOMETHING TELLS ME SHE NEEDS TO UPDATE HER CPR CARD... (AND I NEED MOUTH TO MOUTH!!!)

Because....

...I miss the witt and humor of EMS and ER staffers.



Yeah... that's just damn funny.

THE DNR SONG - Sung to "Rockstar" by Nickelback

Boredom

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Inspired (if only briefly) by Eric over at EMS HAIKU for this one.




Blogger Spotlight: TONY TRIMBLE

I have much admiration for this fella. I'd say gentleman, but that's just not Tony. He's a gruff ole medic, wise beyond his years, experienced in every fucked up scenario you could ever imagine. A former super-uber-military special ops kinda guy too.

When I hired on at Grady EMS, he was a field supervisor. In recent years, he resigned from supervising to work prn while getting his RN (BSN?). Once inside that privileged world of starched white scrubs and MRSA infested hospital wards, he concluded that a paramedic's idea of work ethic far surpassed the concept previously established by the estrogen soaked, gossipy, PMS having, whiny, cackling hen bitches up on the floor. So back to EMS he came. When I left Grady, he was just a good ole field medic again. Last I heard - he recently resigned. I could only begin to guess why. We all have our reasons.

Although I have urged him to sign on to blogspot, he has yet to take me up on the offer as far as I know. His MyspaceBlog is pu…

A lesson in PREVENTATIVE EXPENDITURES

Oklahoma to debut new sirens you can FEEL...

At $400 each, it will cost roughly $40k to outfit this service's entire fleet with a new siren aimed at PREVENTING future collisions by UPGRADING OUTDATED TECHNOLOGY. This new siren is designed to increase ambulance "visibility" by making inattentive drivers FEEL the ambulance that is coming their way, thus reducing the likelihood of a response related crash.

When contemplating the expenses of a basic ambulance crash:
Repair or replacing an ambulance worth $75k-$125K
Repair or replacing a civilian vehicle worth $10k-$50K
Injuries and medical expenses - potentially immeasurable.

$40K in preventative expenditures! This purchase pays for its self when it prevents the first crash!!!

This is a lesson that could be shared with OTHER EMS AGENCIES!

Spending a little money here and there for "quality" vehicle maintenance, stretcher servicing and maintenance, NEW STAIR CHAIRS and other new equipment, and YEARLY driver's training g…

Why this job SUCKS...

POLITICAL DETERMINATION!!!!

Love me some TEXAS JUSTICE!!!

Firefighter and wife fight off home invasion...
And beat the piss out of their attacker!

NEWS ARTICLE

Click this link to LISTEN TO WIFE'S DESPERATE 911 CALL FOR HELP.

They tried to comply with the robber's demands, handing over valuables, all the cash they had on hand (<$100), plus their cars. The fireman suffered a broken arm and a bashed-in face. Then... his wife was assaulted. That's where they drew the line, and began to fight back!

The 911 call is truly amazing!!! Ole Wifey has a brass pair!!!

Time for changes?

My deepest sympathy goes out to this family and the students at Mays High School:

STUDENT DIES - ALS RESONDERS CANCELLED EN ROUTE, NEVER RE-DISPATCHED AFTER BLS CREW ON SCENE MADE REQUEST

This, like other recent Atlanta and Fulton County dispatching errors only recently brings to light life endangering problems and "errors" that emergency providers in Metro-Atlanta have battled for years. It was not uncommon to be dispatched with misinformation at least ONCE in a shift, often several calls per day. These problems range from wrong addresses, incomplete addresses, mis-triaged calls, wrong responders sent (i.e. EMS sent for police only calls), not enough responders sent (as was this case), EMS being CONSTANTLY sent into unsafe or violent scenes without warning AND without police assistance.

Part of the solution Grady EMS offered was to take over dispatching their own ambulances when Fulton County determined EMS was requested or needed. And while that has notably reduced EMS respon…

**CONCERNED** TWO-FACED FUCKERS AT GRADY

GET A FUCKING LIFE!!!

I ACTUALLY THOUGHT MY (CURRENT) LIFE WAS PRETTY PATHETIC, BUT Y'ALL GOT ME BEAT! DO YOU NOT HAVE BETTER SHIT TO DO THAN TO MIND OUR BUSINESS FOR US???

It has been recently brought to my attention that I should watch my P's and Q's. My recent blog post about my mom coming for a visit and taking me and a group of people out for dinner and a cabaret show seems to paint a picture that Lenya and I are having too much fun these days, considering our "conditions". And it seems to be raising a few eyebrows down at the Gradys. Oh, *NOW* y'all give a damn? Sure you do. Maybe you should think about kissing my big fat white ass.

For those (few) of you who didn't know... I have been struggling with an ongoing worker's comp case with Grady EMS that stems from an on duty injury that occurred in February of 2005. I was the unfortunate recipient of the typical back injury many EMS providers experience at some point in their career. This has been an …

9/11 "Memorial" in Marietta - SUCKED ASS!!!

We checked around for a 9/11 memorial service to attend today, being that we are Paramedics by trade, American by birth, and might I add... HUMAN in SPIRIT by the grace of God. Most were either too far to drive, or started too early to beat rush hour. The AJC listed one in Marietta at the Cobb Civic Center at noon.



My first mistake was assuming that it was organized by Cobb Co. leaders or Public Safety Officials. My second mistake was assuming that it would be a service to memorialize those who died on 9/11 - EMS, Police, and Fire... as well as civilian, and also as a tribute to our Military personnel who have served since then to "fight the war on terror" and those who served even before 9/11. Boy howdee, were we wrong.



This disgusting service was organized by a right wing religious cooperative, formed from local church groups, who took this day of Honor and Remembrance and degraded it by NOT having a true memorial service, but rather sounding a call to action (in the name of…

HURRICAINE SCREWS NEW ORLEANS - Where have I heard this one before?

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As New Orleans (and the rest of Southern Louisiana) prepares to be seriously fucked for the second time in three years...

My favorite Louisiana blog buddy, the Paramedic I wanna grow up to be... Kelly, ( aka "Ambulance Driver", aka "A.D." http://www.ambulancedriverfiles.blogspot.com/ ) prepares for a 6am shift tomorrow in New Orleans. He has packed and prepped, as all good public safety folks do, to spend several days stuck at work, possibly unable to leave, most likely his relief unable to get in, and tons of 911 calls awaiting his attention.

Please say a little prayer for him, and all his colleagues as Gustav ass rapes Louisiana tomorrow.

My only question is this:
As we EMS peeps have lovingly referred to Katrina evacuees as Katricians, will Gustav evacuees be Gustavians? Nope, that almost sounds classy.

Forgot about this one...

TOP 10 THINGS A PARAMEDIC SHOULDN'T SAY...

MOVED TO TEARS.....

My friend Stephanie sent this today in a bulletin. It's not the original video by the band, but maybe even more moving. As I watched the 9/11 footage infused with clips of our soldiers caught up in this goddam war... I WAS MOVED TO TEARS.

Whatever your political affiliation or views, surely we all can appreciate the loss of life (world wide) this war has cost, and continues to cost every day, as well as the snow-balling political and economical fallout.

The media box is posted here, but to really appreciate it you have to use the actual YOUTUBE link below, and view it FULL SCREEN.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwAGc4aM5q0

Bored Flamers....

I am simply amazed at those who lack tack and diplomacy, no matter what level of dyke drama has ensued in the last three months. Two certain people feel that it is their business and right to stick their two cent's in WHERE IT DON'T FUCKING BELONG.

Candice, Mike, and Matt have lost their sister. Loretta has lost a daughter. Three precious children lost a mother. And that is that. I asked my blog readers for their prayers and well wishes for this family during this tragedy. What do I get? What does this family get? VENOM! Hateful, spiteful VENOM! From two people who don't know this family, have never met any member of this family, who have no direct knowledge of the situation, and most especially don't know the events and circumstances leading up to and surrounding the situation.

Ex called me Sunday, while driving to BootyCall's from West Virginia. She actually had the audacity to argue with me about how this was NEVER a murder. I am sure she was cued by BootyCall'…

Loss......

Just after 3am my phone awoke with back to back phone calls. Unusual for my phone to ring at odd hours of the night these days. It was a phone call I feared I would one day get.

The person calling has been of significant importance in my life for almost a decade, and we have seen each other through some seriously rough times. When I saw who was calling, I first thought she and her girlfriend had probably had THE fight. But this, sadly, was not the case. She and I had, together and individually, bailed her little sister out time after time. She had been in and out of psychotic and abusive relationships, battled addiction since she was a young teenager, and had three precious children before she was 21. My friend and I both feared that one day we would get a call from some police department that little sister had died of an overdose, had been beaten to death by a boyfriend, or whatever. It was an unpleasant and heartbreaking thought, but we were realistic. We prayed that day would never …

Ahhahahaha.... SICK!

I'll take BAD NEWS for $500, Alex....

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The verdict is in. Yesterday's appointment with the orthopaedic was less than promising. Thanks to 9+ years in high volume, 911 EMS, that has mostly functioned under the "Spawn of Satan" System Status Management... (Grady & Metro), I have purchased my ticket to return to school this Fall.

May I explain the X-Ray...

The more solid chunks are the vertebrae of my lumbar spine. The dark spaces between are the disks. The two disks marked at the top are L2-L3 & L3-L4. The thin sliver is L4-L5. This disk is at 1/3 it's normal size. It has deteriorated. The next disk is L5-S1. It is decorated as well, but not as bad as the one above it. It is also displaced anteriorly (toward the front) leaving the posterior portions of the L5 &S1 vertebrae to grind against each other. Good explanation for the worsening, now debilitating pain I have endured for the last 3 months, for why my legs don't want to work, and for why I have completely collapsed to the floor twice - fi…

EWE CAN DO IT.. ( a much anticipated response)

"It's hard to have a battle of the wits with an unarmed person, as the saying goes."

I'M NOT HAVING A BATTLE WITH YOU, MY DEAR. MY WAR HAS BEEN WITH LENYA ALL ALONG. I LOST ALL RESPECT FOR YOU WHEN YOU STARTED SLUTTING AROUND AND FLIRTING WITH LENYA. I HAD NO USE FOR YOU AFTER THE NIGHT YOU INVITED LENYA OVER TO GET HER DRUNK WHILE I WAS AT WORK. PROBABLY AN ATTEMPT AT SEDUCTION, BUT THEN AGAIN I ONLY HAVE LENYA'S WORD THAT "NOTHING HAPPENED". SEE, HERE IN *LIES* THE PROBLEM (APPROPRIATE PUN). EVERYTHING HAS BEEN BASED ON LENYA'S WORD. AND THAT IS WHERE I MADE MY MISTAKE. I BELIEVED EVERYTHING SHE SAID ABOUT YOU, ABOUT THE RELATIONS BETWEEN YOU TWO, THINGS YOU SUPPOSEDLY SAID ABOUT ME AND DID MALICIOUSLY TO ME, AND HOW MUCH SHE WAS OR WAS NOT INVOLVED IN IT ALL. MAYBE THAT IS WHERE YOU ARE MAKING YOUR MISTAKE TOO. BUT ALAS, THAT WAS SUCH A BITTER PILL FOR ME TO WAKE UP AND SWALLOW ON SUNDAY. IT MAY BE FOR YOU AS WELL.

"Isn't it funny how, whe…

GIGGLING LIKE A SCHOOL GIRL....

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I have been delighted as hell to learn a hillarious piece of gossip from my partner. BTGG (big tits gossip girl) is an incredible gossip hound. Most of the time it is annoying as hell, because for the most part - I JUST DON'T CARE about the details of other co-worker's and collegue's drama. However..... BTGG is still friends with my ex-partner. Ya know... the one who tried like hell to get me fired, before I RESIGNED.
SIDEBAR - MESSAGE FOR FORMER PARTNER: Yes ass clown - r.e.s.i.g.n.e.d - as in --I QUIT. You did not get me fired. So you really need to stop telling every EMS provider in Atlanta this bullshit. It is getting old. And before too long, it's gonna build up to a serious ass whoopin. Gnosh that over, you pretentious prick!!!
Oh, back to the comic relief. BTGG got off the phone with ex-partner late last Thursday night just to break this news... ASS CLOWN GOT REPRIMANDED!!!

IT GETS BETTER! ASS CLOWN GOT REPRIMANDED FOR HIS MOOSE-KNUCKLE!!!
It seems as though sever…

GRADY EMS FUNDING IS CUT JUNE 30!!!

Feel free to brouse the article from Channel 11 News regarding Fulton County cutting their funding for Grady EMS. And you know I posted a response on their blog!!!

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Atlanta Ambulances Face Cutbacks
Web Editor: Jon Shirek 11-Alive NEWS
Last Modified: 3/14/2008 9:22:40 PM

Anyone who is in the City of Atlanta after June 30 and has a heart attack or is injured in a car wreck, or has some other life-threatening emergency, may have to wait more than 30 minutes for a life-saving EMS crew to arrive.

That's the warning contained in a report that Grady EMS is circulating among city of Atlanta councilmembers and employees of the Mayor's office.Councilmembers reviewed the report Friday at their semi-annual, work-session retreat.On June 30, Grady EMS will lose its contract with Fulton County to provide ambulance services in the city of Atlanta. Fulton County decided in November that it could no longer afford the $10 million a year that it costs to provide…

BORN AGAIN (Paramedic) - Re-Baptism By FIRE

I have actually found some much needed peace during my sabbatical over the last few months. Translation: By accepting a short lived job at Slacker EMS, running hand-me-down totes and nursing home sniffles, I shrugged off my shit-magnetism.... for a while.

I have done nothing but sing the praises about the new job with Grady Jr. EMS, the wonderful work conditions, nice trucks and equipment, friendly and caring staff and management, etcetera. I found my first few shifts after being released were being jammed into holes in the schedule until my permanent position officially opened on Jan 4. Nothing unusual for EMS really. I was slotted to work with the Fulton/Dekalb division based just outside of downtown Atlanta for my first few shifts. This division handles all the hospital contracts for Emory Healthcare (Emory University Hospital, Emory Crawford Long, and all the Emory Geriatric facilities around the university campus), Dekalb's main hospital, Dekalb's Hillindale campus, and At…