Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Kim at Emergiblog Gets Milking Maids

On the eighth day of Christmas, your true love gave to you, eight maids a milkin’ What are you gonna do with all that milk?

Make Eggnog Lattes!

Q.1 When did you decide you wanted to be a nurse?

July 14, 1966, when I was nine, after reading “Cherry Ames, Student Nurse”

Q.2 What’s the best part of your job? The worst?

The best: helping someone get through a rough time. The worst: ED docs who order enemas.

Q.3 Did you have another career before you became a nurse?

I was a waitress and sold appliance insurance policies via the phone.

Q.4 Is this really a true story?

A nurse caring for a woman from Kentucky asked, "So how's your breakfast this morning?" "It's very good, except for the Kentucky Jelly. I can't seem to get used to the taste," the patient replied. The nurse asked to see the jelly and the woman produced a foil packet labeled "KY Jelly."

If it isn’t, it should be!

Q.5 A lot of people get to my site after googling things like “hot nurses”. Y’all seem to have quite the reputation. Do patients ever hit on you?

I have never had a single patient hit on me. Ever. Nada. Not even when I was young and cute. No doctors ever did either. Geeze, now I’m wondering what is wrong with me….

Q.6 When did you first hear the expression “nurses eat their young”?

Back in the early 1980’s.

Q.7 What’s the most useless thing you have ever bought?

A treadmill.

Q.8 If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

The ability to time travel – backwards.

Q.9 Tell us about the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you on the job.

I walked into the department, said hi to about ten people, put my stuff away, walked into the bathroom and realized I had my scrub top on inside out. It had Charlie Brown on it, so it was pretty obvious.

Q.10 What food do you absolutely hate and will never eat?

Raw Oysters (Smoked oysters rock)

Q.11 What’s the name of one movie that you watch over and over?

Artificial Intelligence, Independence Day, Jurassic Park and Ghostbusters. I couldn’t pick just one.

Q.12 For the most part, nurses and doctors don’t really bitch about each other in the medblogs. Is that because there is not that much to bitch about or are y’all just playing nice on your medblogs?

I think it’s more respect than “playing nice”; things that would have driven me nuts years ago I am able to take in stride now that I’m older. Blogs have helped doctors, nurses, patients, etc. understand each other better, leading to respect for the other’s perspective.

Q.13 What do your co-workers do that really irritate you?

Follow me into the back to try and give me report when I haven’t clocked in and don’t have to clock in for five more minutes.

Q.14 Tell me the craziest thing you have ever seen at one of those wild hospital Christmas parties I’m always hearing about.

Uh… I am always working the night of the Christmas parties. Maybe they are trying to tell me something….

Holiday Quickfire Questions.


a. reindeer – Rudolph!
b. cookie – Butter cookies
c. carol - O Holy Night
d. holiday television show - A Charlie Brown Christmas
e. activity – Opening presents

Thank you for being my eighth day of Christmas, Kim at Emergiblog!


SeaSpray said...

Hi MbA - I have not been able to read these but they look great and I know I am going to enjoy the interviews. Life has been a little crazy and challenging and so haven't been out visiting as much. I am looking forward to borrowing son's laptop soon and kicking back to savor your posts. It all looks so interesting - great job! :)

Unknown said...


I never knew what you looked like. ;-)

This is a great interview, MbA. Kim is definitely one of my favorite nursing bloggers.

tracy said...

Wonderful interview, thanks! i love learning about the "MEME's"....

"Cherry Ames"...i l o v ed those books! :)