Friday, March 29, 2013

Christmas in March!

Okay, I bought presents for myself.  [nerd moment]  One of my favorite things about Nashville is the public library system that lets you order whatever books you want to read to the library closest to you for free - and then they put them on a special shelf with your name on it for easy access.  It's pretty amazing.  But anyway, every so often there are times when the library doesn't have a book I want, so I wait till I have $25 worth of these sorts of books (Amazon free shipping, baby ;) and then order them.  These came today and I am quite excited to dive in! :)

Friday, March 15, 2013

Greek and Thai

This shady (although well lit inside) restaurant we went to a couple weeks ago ended up being very timely as a new pope has recently been chosen.  Assumedly run by Catholic Egyptians (unless Coptic Christians have similar beliefs), this Greek place has a photo that was both Jesus and Mary depending how you looked at it.  Okay, it was a little creepy, but also a pretty entertaining illusion. ;)

This was also the place where we discovered our new favorite Arabic phrase, "Yalla habibi!"

Last night we headed to a sketchy-looking Thai place, but it ended up being really nice on the inside!  And I must admit that the leftovers were even better today!  One of my co-workers joined us on this jaunt and I was pretty impressed with Carly and Kierston for allowing all manner of ER talk during dinner. :o) Here's a couple of our ideas for the future: (okay, I have a penchant for those also written in Arabic ;)

One of my patients cracked me up today by informing me "y'all have the best dope in town!" after receiving some narcotic pills.  As I was encouraging another patient to drink more water, he said, "I already drink as much water as a cow!"

Are cows known to be big water drinkers?

Have you sampled a lot of the dope in this town?

Is there a more entertaining job than ER nurse?


Saturday, March 9, 2013


Oh dear.  Was my last post really over a month ago?!  Well my friends, I am still alive and well and hope to update you soon on life happenings. :-)  Till then, some encouragement from the Word...

The LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him. For who is God, except the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God? The LORD lives! Blessed be my Rock!   -Psalm 18

And a caution for all Christians!  Are you so foolish?  Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?  Galatians 3:3   It is by His grace, my friends, only by His grace!