"I just put on an act sometimes, and people think I’m insensitive. Really, it’s like a kind of armor because I’m too sensitive. If there are two hundred people in the room and one of them doesn’t like me, I’ve got to get out."

— Marlon Brando (via cloudypianoblues)

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Tags: GPOY

I’ve got the power

Sitting in Panera, determined to finish the most time consuming piece of my evaluation within the next four hours. I’ve got a chai tea latte to my left, a peach pecan muffin to my right, Pandora streaming through my earbuds, and a happy mood to back me up.

The happy mood was triggered by my brief encounter with the mailman this morning. As I want to slip my envelope in the outgoing mail slot, he offered to just take it for me, grinning and wishing me a great day. He was older, had this thick white mustache hovering his upper lip, and a hat that seriously had me giggling all kinds of sorts as I walked away.

radtracks:

happy together // the turtles

if i should call you up, invest a dime
and you say you belong to me and ease my mind
imagine how the world could be so very fine
so happy together

postgraddreams:

ryanjamesyezak:

This Anna Kendrick Little Mermaid SNL sketch is impossible to find (NBC ran into some legal issues with Disney)… watch while you can!

THIS IS HILAR I’M DEAD.

emergentpattern:

I hate being cold and I hate being hot but something I will always enjoy is the moment when I go from being cold to being comfortable again under a warm blanket. Something so very simple yet so enjoyable.

happy thought: how comfortable this top is. Simplicity really is the ticket.

happy thought: how comfortable this top is. Simplicity really is the ticket.

Come with me my love
To the sea
The sea of love
I want to tell you
How much I love you

Do you remember
When we met?
That’s the day I knew you were my pet
I want to tell you

How much I love you

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big whoops

So yesterday evening I opened an email I’d received about a month ago from my nurse manager. The subject heading was regarding my yearly evaluation coming up, which at the time I’d casually shrugged off knowing I was hired in June of last year. I still had two months, no biggie!

I’m not sure what possessed me to open it last night, but I did, and almost immediately afterwards burrowed myself deep under the covers, having triggered what I presume to have been a spike in my blood pressure with the headache that ensued.

The message contained information regarding changes in performance manager, where we complete our evaluations, and the need to have all of our annual evaluation materials in by THE END OF THIS MONTH.

This information, coupled with my already anxious tendencies, whirled me into panic. Michael managed to calm me down with dim light, our fan’s breeze, some Ibuprofen, and his naturally comforting demeanor. I’ve been dating him for almost four years now, and I still don’t know how he does it. 

But I’m a lucky one, I’m sure of that.

humansofnewyork:

These two were acting like complete teenagers. When I walked up, she was nuzzling her head against his shoulder. She giggled the entire time I talked with them, while he kept a big goofy grin on his face. And whenever I asked about their relationship, she clutched his arm, looked at him just like this, giggled, then said: “We’re not telling!”

humansofnewyork:

These two were acting like complete teenagers. When I walked up, she was nuzzling her head against his shoulder. She giggled the entire time I talked with them, while he kept a big goofy grin on his face. And whenever I asked about their relationship, she clutched his arm, looked at him just like this, giggled, then said: “We’re not telling!”

Waiting to see the drip, a lesson I unfortunately learned the hard way with a bag of cefepime I failed to unclamp for a patient about a month out of orientation. Once you do it, you’ll never forget it… and (hopefully not) make the same mistake twice

Waiting to see the drip, a lesson I unfortunately learned the hard way with a bag of cefepime I failed to unclamp for a patient about a month out of orientation. Once you do it, you’ll never forget it… and (hopefully not) make the same mistake twice

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Friday Five

1. I just chewed three pieces of hubba bubba back to back, approximately five minutes apart, spitting them in the garbage as their flavor disintegrated. I started thinking about the bubble tape (I believe?) they still sell today, thinking back to childhood and feeling like I always outsmarted my parents those times at the grocery store my sister and I were allowed to select one piece of candy at checkout. The bubble tape would last me days.
2. Michael bought a Paul Simon record recently, and it’s becoming one of my new favorites.
3. So about that superhero underwear I bought at Target recently - the other day I guess I was feeling ballsy and slightly badass or something, and posted a picture of me in them on Instagram. It wasn’t a full body shot or anything, essentially just my pelvis in your face. It kinda reminds me of those numbered anatomical shots you’ll see draped in labs, except instead of close-ups of ovaries and fallopian tubes, there’s some badass superheroes in their place. Long story short, I walk into work yesterday morning and one of my coworkers goes, “so are you wearing your superhero panties today??” I immediately turned red and another nurse goes “omg Brittany you’re so innocent” blah blah blah. I stood there fumbling around with my words trying to defend my actions feeling all red and slightly peeved. Just let me be and do what I want! #noregrets #okaymaybealittle
4. Bralettes - where have you been all my life?
5. Within the past month, I’ve cared for three dying patients. Good people, wonderful families, too many tears and heart wrenching hugs to essentially strangers. I’ll just leave it at that and keep the emotional toll it’s been taking on me for another post.

hawaiian punch hubba bubba, ya’ll

hawaiian punch hubba bubba, ya’ll

oh you know, just another reason to love Target

oh you know, just another reason to love Target

early Monday morning selfie. with this rain I’m already thinking about my pajamas and bed. May 7pm make haste! Hope you guys all have an easy going day :)

early Monday morning selfie. with this rain I’m already thinking about my pajamas and bed. May 7pm make haste! Hope you guys all have an easy going day :)