I don't write much about work but a funny thing happened today. For those of you who have not read any previous posts about my job here is the background info. I am a nurse at a nursing home for people with dementia and Alzheimer's. So it can be quite interesting.
Today, a gentleman was walking around talking to himself. He sounds like an auctioneer. There was another resident sitting nearby with her spouse (who does not live there and does not have dementia). The gentleman came nearby and I said hello and gave him a hug. He said, "I won!" My response, "Oh you won? That's great!". He corrects me with, "No, I have WOOD!"
Totally, not what I was expecting to hear. I look over at the family member who was just looking over at me with a look of shock. Needless to say I was embarrassed. Oh well. That is live working with Alzheimer's residents.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Hsinchu City, Taiwan
Distance: 6,125 mi
Received: December 17, 2009
Travel Time: 9 days
The building in the picture is Taipei 101. It is the 2nd tallest building in the world. There are 101 floors above ground and 5 floors below ground.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The event took place at a local pizza parlor, Dirty Dave's Gay 90's Pizza Parlor. The pizza there was really good. If you happen to be in Olympia, WA it is worth a stop. I love going to events because you get to meet new friends and see old friends.
Frisbee'r and Hoppingcrow (with others surrounding)
The main man, Frisbee'r with his crown.
OlySidewinder (I think) telling an amazing story about Frisbee'r.
Our table. At the back W1370 and AngieandKris with kids.
GeoMimi55 and I.
Craig & I with Frisbee'r
GeoMimi55, Frisbee'r, and CascadesClimber.
After the event we went out caching in the area again with CascadesClimber and GeoMimi55. We decided to go after some more Unknown caches that I solved prior to the trip.
A college near one of the caches we found....not sure which one.
Oh my gosh, what is that????
After finding these caches we decided to head home. Craig had homework and studying to do so we wanted to get home. On the way home we got a phone call from a local cacher who told us that some new caches published in the approximate area that we were in. We decided to try to grab an FTF or two. We took the next exit and we were off. If you live in our area you know that GeoMimi and CascadesClimber are usually FTF on a lot of caches. There are a few other contenders. It was exciting to be going for an FTF with them.
We grabbed the first cache and we weren't FTF. Frisbee'r was! This is after he announced at his roast that he was retiring from the FTF hunt! So off we went to the next cache. We are walking up to the cache site, which is at a park in the woods, and we hear some kids. I knew it had to be cachers so I yelled out and asked them what they are doing. Out comes the culprits: AngieandKris, RJJones00, and Frisbee'r. We stood around for a while shooting the breeze when Angie's phone goes off. There is another new cache in the area.....
We all decide to go for it. We still hadn't found this cache so we run up the hill and make the find real fast and run back to our car. We all head out to the next one. We end up making a massive group FTF at the final cache of the night. It was very fun and very exciting. Here is our group FTF picture.
This was an extremely fun event and a great way to end the night. Needless to say Craig didn't get much studying done that night!