Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Christina's Words of Wisdom #2

If you're planning on receiving a massage...take a shower first!

Pay particular attention to your feet.

Your therapist will thank you.

Inquiring Minds...

Just tossing a quick question out there:

What on earth would motivate someone to bring their parents on their honeymoon?

Here's the deal.

As of the moment, I'm working as a medical assistant in a clinic on the Strip.

Today, besides no-bra woman (who was NOT a patient, so didn't even have the excuse of being sick to forgo the bra), we had a 31-year-old lady with a sinus infection who is spending her honeymoon in Las Vegas with her new hubby, mommy, and daddy...WTF???!!!

The only people I want to see on my hypothetical honeymoon, besides the hypothetical groom, are the room service waiter and a delivery person from the pharmacy, dropping off more condoms.

That's it, finito.

I want no parents, in-laws, kids, or pets to muck it up!

What do you guys think? Am I being too harsh?

FYI, the folks in question are from Texas...does that have anything to do with it? Is it a cultural thing I'm clueless about? Am I being politically incorrect? (Not that I'd care about that.)

Well, at least all my loony patients provide me with blog fodder.

And, since I mention no names or locations (besides generalities), please don't start bleating about HIPAA violations! (you know who you are, HIPAA nazis!)

Monday, October 30, 2006

Christina's Words of Wisdom #1

If you have flabby, saggy breasts, please wear a bra when you're in public.

Thank you.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Viva Las Vegas...Or Not!

I love living in Las Vegas.


The only thing I loathe is the traffic. Specifically, every other driver on the road with me.

Las Vegas, after all, is one of the fastest growing cities in the US.

Unfortunately, the infrastructure is seriously lagging behind. The roads are just not equipped to deal with such a massive influx of vehicles, and it's getting worse every day.

Factor in all the tourists who decide to rent a car and spend their time alternately gawking out their windows at the sights and perusing their maps, and you have a recipe for disaster.

Thursday night, for example, I had two near misses with vehicular carnage within five minutes.

I was cruising eastbound on Flamingo, on my way to school, when I decided to get over into the right lane in preparation for making a right turn onto Eastern...and had to slam on my brakes because two cars were stopped to let a man on crutches jaywalk across the street. Six lanes of traffic, by the way.

I wanted to tell the idiot to throw away the crutches, because I was going to put him in a wheelchair! Not to mention what I wanted to say (and do!) to the morons who actually stopped to let him limp his way across.

Two minutes later, my adrenaline still pumping, I had just made that aforementioned turn onto Eastern Ave., when I was forced to slam on my brakes again because of three nimrods who decided not to wait to turn into a shopping center from the center turn lane.
Naturally, only the first two cars made it into the parking lot, the third car stopped, blocking two lanes of traffic.
I screeched to a halt about two inches from the passenger side of that car.
Good thing I don't have a gun in my car. 'Nuff said.

I know what you're thinking...road rage, moi??!!

Actually, I've gotten much better at controlling my temper while driving, which is good, because my kid has a total potty mouth now thanks to me!

Hope you all are having a great weekend, I know I am, since I'm done driving the dangerous Las Vegas streets for the day.

More to follow, just taking a breather.

Thursday, October 26, 2006


Well, here I am.

I thought I could hold out until I graduated school, but I caved.

Probably minimal posting until graduation though, just so you all (you, singular "Hi, Silver!", waves madly!) are aware.

I'm frickin' tired, burnt out because of work and school, just all around frustrated.

So maybe it's a good idea to vent here, where nobody cares, instead of whining and complaining to people in my real life who are practically forced to listen to me.

So now, when I comment on blogs I read daily, I won't be "anonymous" anymore, yippeee!

I'm warning you right now, as it says above, this is probably going to be excruciatingly boring and ho-hum, at least until January, when I'll have graduated school.

Then I might have entertaining stories to share! Perhaps I'll be working at the Las Vegas Marathon this year, doing post-event massage...that has some blogging potential, no?

Anywho, I'm beat, have to go to sleep now.

Greetings again to any lonely wanderer who found his/her way here...cheers!