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  1. No,no...I made them read the first story from my iPad. They wanted more so I told them to go buy it
  2. I made a friend of mine read the first story out loud in a restaurant last weekend. So here's 4 of us sitting at a table, drunk, laughing so hard we're crying and gagging. Can't imagine what the other 50 people in the restaurant were thinking... And it's the third time I read the book and I still laugh my butt off.
  3. I just put the numbers in my phone, hit convert and it magically gives me the answer
  4. +70 degrees Texans turn on the heat and unpack the thermal underwear. People in Canada go swimming in the Lakes. +60 degrees North Carolinians try to turn on the heat. People in Canada plant gardens. +50 degrees Californians shiver uncontrollably. People in Canada sunbathe. +40 degrees Italian & English cars won't start. People in Canada drive with the windows down. +32 degrees Distilled water freezes. Lake Superior's water gets thicker. +20 degrees Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, and woolly hats. People in Canada throw on a flannel shirt. +15 degrees Philadelphia landlords finally turn up the heat. People in Canada have the last cookout before it gets cold. 0 degrees People in Miami all die... Canadians lick the flagpole. 20 below Californians fly away to Mexico. People in Canada get out their winter coats. 40 below Hollywood disintegrates. The Girl Scouts in Canada are selling cookies door to door. 60 below Polar bears begin to evacuate the Arctic. Canadian Boy Scouts postpone "Winter Survival" classes until it gets cold enough. 80 below Mt. St. Helens freezes. People in Canada rent some videos. 100 below Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Canadians get frustrated because they can't thaw the keg. 297 below Microbial life no longer survives on dairy products. Cows in Canada complain about farmers with cold hands. 460 below ALL atomic motion stops (absolute zero in the Kelvin scale). People in Canada start saying, "Eh, Cold 'nuff for ya?" 500 below Hell freezes over. The Leafs win the Stanley Cup
  5. I also already got my tires from my parents
  6. I cringe when people say the word quiet outside of work now. I hit the deck expecting someone to blow up.
  7. I love the conversations I have with psych patients! Sometimes I make my partner wonder who he's taking to the hospital
  8. Might I suggest you read over some topics already posted? There are a lot of great questions asked by a lot of people and a lot of great answers from some very experienced medics. If there's something you would like more clarification on, then ask. There's a lot to cover in this field, you're going to have to be a little more specific with what you want help with.
  9. HAHAHAHA! Sad but funny!
  10. I didn't realize not everyone did this. I'm sorry, my posts were written with the idea that every program had this component.
  11. I don't know if it's the same in every program, but where I went to school, there was a portion of our time dedicated to lifts. We had to pass stair chair and backboard lifts in order to pass a semester. Weights got heavier every semester. Not capable of lifting, you didn't get a diploma. So all the students that come out of the schools here are physically capable of doing the job.
  12. No doubt this girl in my class was special. That's just the tip of the iceberg of stories from this one. And I'm not saying not to try either. But before you invest money and time, do some homework. Her disability may or may not hold her back. She's afraid it will. Go out and test your limits before you start. She may find out she has nothing to worry about and can go in with a clear head without worrying about any limitations.
  13. It's nice to say "you can do anything you want if you set your mind to it" but there's a considerable chunk of change involved here. I remember my first day of class a girl asks "when are we going to get to see blood because I don't think I can handle that" all this money spent...and turns out, she would pass out at the sight of blood. Had she taken the initiative, done dome research, shadowing, an observational day at an er, she would have realized sooner that she couldn't do it. Would have saved time and money. I would personally recommend going to your local EMS and talking to them, ask questions about what they think you should be doing to figure out if you can physically do the job. Ask them if there's a specific gym they go to, inquire about trainers who know a thing or two about the physical requirements of this job and try to train with them. I don't want to discourage anyone from doing what they want, but be informed of what you're getting involved in. Do your homework, and if you figure out you are physically capable then I wish you all the luck in the world and hope to see you around here more often.