8/5/06 09:29 am
so ive been up pretty much all night at rescueand with getting up early/lots of caffiene, im not sleepy....so an lj update sounds about right, right? rightttttttt.....
last night was so much fun! we were really busy had 7 calls and went to bed at 430 (so an hour and a half of sleep...its all good). but firefighters are seriously my heroes. we got back to the station after running a call and the firefighers were in the bay area (the really long driveway thing in front of the station) with mentoes and diet coke. one of them mentioned how when you put mentos in diet coke the coke shoots up in the air, so dave ran across the street and bought what? diet coke and mentos of course. and it worked!!!!!!! first he dumped a sleeve of mentos into the coke and it seriously shot upp like 4 feet. then things got a little crazy jeff and dave got into this competition to see wo could make it go the farthest and dropped mentos intot he coke bottle, shook it up realllly hard then threw it in the air. the pressure in it made the neck of the bottle break off and the stuff went flying everywhere! it was life fireworks!!!!! (definetely gonna have to try that sometime huh?) it was so funny bc we were all running away to try and not get drenched in diet coke. made me happy. thensome of the firefighters got into chair races. (the bay area has a downward slope s they took the chairs from the office and were racing down the hill in them. i lurf firefighters, thats about all there is to say. as becky would say theyre like horny 5 year olds. but yeah.....we didnt jsut fool around last night though, there were tons of calls (only three transports though which was nice, the rest were waivers.) i love emt stuff sooo much bc it really puts things in perspective for you. we had this one call for a woman who was 43 years old witha cardiac history and chest pain. her husband had just died a few months ago of a heart attack and she was having one too, so she was really scared. she didnt get along wth her children s after her husband died, her children didnt talk to her and she started drinking. she was alone in her house for two days before a neighbor found her and she was too sick to get to the phone ot call 911 herself. its people like her that make me realize how good i have it. i mean everyone has good days and bad days, but when you see what a big shithole someone elses life is, it makes you glad you dont have,a nd even if your life is less than perfect, its better than that- so cheer the fuck up! gah. theres so much drama going on right now. people seriously need to stop acting like 5 year olds, put on their big girl/boy panties/boxers and deal with it. it could always be worse. thats jsut a common fact of life, whatever your going through in life remember that a.) it could always be worse, b.) theres someone out there that has it worse, and c.) your not alone, someone somehwere is in the exact same situation as you, you may not know them but they are. so thats about it. tim and curt are gonna helpme study for the state test so iget to go back to the station in less than 12 hours woohoooo!!!!!!! (trying to get all my certification stuff out of the way so i can start precepting as soon as i take the state test). get to build some gunssss haha. but yeah, stretchers are heavy even without a patient on them (we practiced taing those out of bambliances last night. and yeah, the firefighters raced them down the hill too (have i mentioned that they are my heroes? bc yeah, they are)
and i think thats about all tere is to say. nothing new to report in the love life dept (bc that was messy and still is messy) and other than emt stuff/working/studyinglikemad for the state test/ hanging out with people whenever i can (sorry its so hard to these days!) theres nothing going on. (oxymoron, yes)
thats about all there is to say.....peace out homies!
random thoughts form random people
"dont get the mentos wet!" (dave)
" i'd ratehr be drunk and happy than alone and sober" (patient)
"shortstuff" (thats my nickname)
"the first time was by accident, the second time was just.....by accident" (jeff)